Field Trials

At Toyota Denmark A/S 4 of the 25 employees participating in the study experienced pain in the arms and hands every week sitting in traditional office chairs. After 6 weeks using the Backapp products, not one reported problems with pain in the arms or hands.

Participants
Toyota Denmark A/S sells Toyota cars in Denmark. The 25 employees who has normal office jobs participated in the field trial. There were 11 women and 14 men in the test group, with an average age of 46. They exchanged their traditional office chairs with the Backapp chair and the Backapp 360 balance board.

Process
The participants were trained in how to use the Backapp chair and the Backapp 360 balance board. They answered a questionnaire at the start of the field trial and after 6 weeks. The questionnaire was developed by an independent third party who received the completed forms and calculated and tabulated the statistical results.

PAIN IN THE LUMBAR AREA

11 of the 25 participants experienced pain in the lumbar area using their traditional office chair. After 6 weeks using the backapp products, there was no change (see Table 1)

LESS PAIN IN THE NECK AND SHOULDER AREAS

Before the trial started, 13 of 25 experienced pain in the neck and shoulder area. After 6 weeks, this was reduced to 7! (see Table 1)

LESS HEADACHES

6 of 25 experienced headaches during and after work throughout the week. After 6 weeks using the Backapp products, this was reduced to 3! (see Table 1)

LESS PAIN IN ARMS AND HANDS

4 of the 25 participants experienced pain in the arms and hands during the work week. After 6 weeks using the backapp products, this was reduced to 0! (see Table 1)

THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS WITH PAIN FREE UPPER BODY DOUBLED

Only 4 participants had no upper body pain using their traditional office chair. After 6 weeks using the Backapp products, this doubled to 8! (see Table 1)

THE AVERAGE REDUCTION OF AREAS WITH PAIN DECREASED FROM 1.44 TO 0.88

Pain areas include the lumbar, shoulder, neck, head arms and hands. (Tabell 2)

Resultater

Table 1

Which of the following types of pains have you experienced during a normal work week. Number of participants.

 

 

Before the trial

After 6 weeks
on Backapp

Change

 

Number

Number

%

Shoulder and neck pain/stiffness

13 7 -46,2

Headaches during or after work

6 3 -50,0

Lower back pain/stiffness

11 11 0

Arm and/or hand pain

4 0

 -100,0

 None of the above (pain score = 0)

4 8  2 times

 

Table 2
Which of the following types of pains have you experienced during a normal work week. Multiple choice. Number of participants.

  • Lower back pain/stiffness
  • Shoulder and neck pain/stiffness
  • Headaches during or after work
  • Arm and/or hand pains
  • None of the above

 

 

Before the trial

After 6 weeks
on Backapp

Pain score = 0

4 9

Pain score = 1

8 11

Pain score = 2

11 4

Pain score = 3

2 0

Pain score = 4

0 0

Pain score = 5

0 0

Total

25 25  

Average pain score

1,44

0,88

Change, %

 

-38,9

 

 

Report from independent third party (Force technology)

See attached report from Force Technology. 

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