I was disappointed to find that my lazy body can defeat even the most expensive ergonomic chair. No amount of fancy adjustable features will stop me from eventually slouching as I become more absorbed in work.
I'm not alone in this, and to address the problem, entrepreneur and sciatica-pain sufferer Katherine Krug has collaborated with two industrial designers to produce an object that seems it will end slouching once and for all. Called Better Back, the device is not a chair at all, but a wearable harness that "stabilizes your pelvis, [restores] your spine's natural curvature, and provides lumbar support."
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Looks kooky, you say, or maybe you doubt people will want to wear it? If the pledging amounts are any indication, you're wrong, at least on the latter point. Krug was seeking a measly $12,500 to get her design Kickstarted, and at press time it was at $958,799, meaning it's been 7,670% funded. There are still some $49 units left (the device is expected to retail for $99), but you'd better hurry—the campaign ends in a few days.