We all know that sitting for most of the workday is bad. And while standing desks are an increasingly popular option, standing in one spot for several hours can also become tiring and tedious.
That’s the problem one software developer — who’d spent his career sitting — is trying to fix. Wayne Yeager, a “lifelong inventor and entrepreneur from Lexington, Ky.,” has created the LeanChair because “sitting kills you and standing sucks” and “leaning is awesome.”
For about two years, Yeager’s gone through six prototypes to devise this final version he’s now raising funds for via Kickstarter. It’s, well, a leaning platform with a swing arm work surface attached, that he says takes about 25 percent of your body weight off your feet. Yeager says it’s not only awesome for working, but also for gaming.
So far he’s surpassed his goal of $25,000 and raised over $70,000 with 19 days to go. The early bird specials are gone, but a pledge of $295 will secure you a chair, which are expected to ship in November.
Keep in mind, there are no official studies that LeanChair is healthier for you, but it’s certainly an intriguing concept.
Watch the Kickstarter video below: