WATCH Your Back! Bring an End to Student Back Pain for Good
BackPal – the Highly-Innovative, Pain-Reducing and organizing Insert for all Backpacks
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Chronic back pain for students of all ages is the direct result of carrying backpacks that do not distribute weight properly or promote good posture. Beginning today, social investors can visit Freshman-Inventors.com to help fund BackPal and lighten any pack so that it protects all students’ backs.
The insert is a single unit that fits inside most backpacks and harnesses compression technology; this advancement evenly distributes the ever-increasing weight students carry on their backs each day. Many chiropractors recommend a rigid back design for their patients, and with BackPal, students can keep their favorite bag and still get the support they need.
“The ‘moment of force’ is the tendency of a force to twist or rotate an object,” said Jason Lillywhite, a certified mechanical engineer. “That moment of force is significant on a backpack for the person wearing the pack. The moment will pull backward on the shoulders and push in on the lower back. With BackPal, the insert reduces the moment of force by 66% of total pounds per inch.”
BackPal’s simple set up – insert into backpack, expand adjustable frontload band and load books, laptop and supplies – as well as ability to make any backpack ergonomically sound, has caught the attention of the same chiropractors tasked with reducing pain brought on by inefficient backpacks.
“It is obvious there is a large problem with backpacks in relation to back and neck pain in all age groups,” according to Teran Warner D.C., M.S., B.S. of CopperWell Chiropractic in Herriman, UT. “The same student with the BackPal could carry a heavier load than another student with a lighter load and no BackPal for the same time with less health risk. I endorse BackPal in the hopes it will cut down on the health problems that are associated with heavy backpack use.”
How many of us developed award-winning products and mentored up-and-coming professionals before we had our driving learner’s permit? For the brother-sister team behind Freshman Inventors, Deja (15) and Canyon (13) Viau, (pronounced, “view”) helping promote, guide and encourage innovators has been a passion for several years. The Viaus, and their dad, Mark, have a proven track record of bringing winning products to market (see KoolSpoon and ImagineItSkins.com), and they are confident BackPal will be the next success story in the Freshman-Inventors.com line-up.
“My brother and I have so many friends that see chiropractors and other doctors because of the heavy backpacks we wear to school each day,” Deja Viau explained. “BackPal is not only a great invention and product, but it can help a lot of people of any age feel better and live more active lives.”
About the Freshman Inventors and Their Crowdsouring Campaign:
Visit Freshman-Inventors.com to view our kick-off video and donate as little as $1 to help relieve the full-body discomfort many backpacks cause students. Contributions of $30 or more gets you your very own BackPal. Also, connect with the Viaus by following their company, Freshman Inventors, on Facebook or their YouTube Channel. Inventors of all ages can submit their ideas to Freshman-Inventors.com for mentoring and help getting their products into the marketplace.
Media Contact: Mark Viau, Freshman Inventors, (801)781-0078, MarkViau@gmail.com
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