Under-Desk Hammock for Your Feet Killing It on Kickstarter

January 20, 2015

8:00 pm

We’ve said it before: sitting all day in your desk is killing you. We are sitting for much longer today than we did a generation ago. There are ways you can design your desk to help your posture and improve your circulation even if you’re sitting for most of the day. Working with your feet up while sitting has been proven to improve circulation in your legs. And that’s exactly what The Foot Hammock does, elevates your legs while giving your feet a nice rest.

Co-founded by Brigham Young University students Matt Hulme of Provo and Brent Murray, both 21 years old, who know a lot about sitting in front of the desk for hours. They launched a new Kickstarter campaign last week, and in less than 48 hours funding surpassed their original goal.

“Most of us spend more time at our desk than in our beds sleeping,” said Hulme. “It is time we make our hours at our desk as comfortable as our hours sleeping.” The Foot Hammock attaches to the underside of any desk. There’s a mesh version for shoes on, a fleece one intended to make bare feet feel snug and a heated version, just like a mini electric blanket for your feet.

The Foot Hammock

Maybe you can’t be chilling on a hammock somewhere beautiful and warm, but your feet can. The Foot Hammock is a place to rest your feet while you sit at a desk, improving your posture, increasing comfort and overall health. It was introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, earlier this month.  The goal is raise $100,000, their first target, to launch full-scale production of their product.

In the past few years, we’ve been introduced to variations of desks, including the standing desk. But it’s not for everyone, so The Foot Hammock offers an alternative to those looking to stay healthy while seated.

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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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