Last Updated on November 27, 2013 by New-Startups Team
60% of participants in a study by LumoBack shared that they felt harsh health effects as a result of technology. We sit at our desks or while using devices causing our bodies to devolve. This problem goes past those running startups or tech companies, it affects everyone.
Rise is a device in the booming wearable sensors market that helps us deter “the new smoking” which researchers are calling for long periods of sitting. The $39 wearable technology, now seeking funding on Indiegogo, measures how often you sit, but also connects it with your smart device, which you’re surely using at all times to help get you off your seat.
Another study from the University of South Carolina reported that adult men which spent more than 23 hours a week in non-active states had a 64 percent greater risk of dying from heart disease than those who spent less than 11 hours a week in sedentary activity.
Co-founder Chris Fryer is hoping that by tracking our sitting habits, not just men but everyone, will be able to improve their health. “Sitting is insidious. You walk into work and there’s a chair waiting for you. People sit all the time without paying attention to it. Rise will help change that. With Rise, you’ll be able to know exactly how much you sit and to motivate yourself to rise up and move more.”
Fryer and co-founder Redfield are seeking $80,000 to help launch their device, which they hope to get on everyone’s person by June.