The Ridgeback cushion was designed for drivers and is useful for people who work at a computer. It also provides great support for people with joint hypermobility (10% to 25% of the general population). The cushion includes a strap at the top to attach to a car headrest. It has a side strap for office chairs.
Posture while driving is inherently unhealthy because sitting with our legs and arms held forwards is not natural. To ease this problem, the Ridgeback gives thoracic support to improve the position of the neck and shoulders. It also provides mild lumbar support to balance the pelvis.
The Ridgeback cushion is being studied through a chiropractic college and the early results are promising. The product is already on the market and users have given this feedback:
- I’m completely sold on the concept! (Neil)
- It really eases my back pain from long hours at the computer. (Dave)
- I can feel my core muscles engaging and my upper back and chest opening up. It took a few days to feel comfortable. (Sharon)
- After travelling with the Ridgeback, we were in another car and I missed the support of the cushion. (Ruthie)