Field Trials

At Kamstrup A/S, 27 of 35 (77%) of the employees, experienced pain in the shoulders or neck every week at work. After 6 weeks using the Backapp products, this was reduced to 17.


Participants
Kamstrup A/S in Skanderborg, Denmark is the world’s leading producer of systems solutions for intelligent energy and water measurements. 35 employees with office positions participated in the field trial. There were 15 women and 20 men with an average age of 43. They exchanged their traditional office chair with the Backapp chair and Backapp 360 balance board.

Process
The participants were trained in how to use the Backapp chair and Backapp 360 balance board. They answered a questionnaire at the start of the field trail 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

12 of 35 the participants experienced pain in the lumbar area using their traditional office chair. After 6 weeks using the backapp products, this was reduced to 14! (see Table 1)

LESS PAIN IN THE NECK AND SHOULDER AREA

Before the field trial started, 27 of 35 (77%) experienced pain in the neck and shoulders After 6 weeks using the Backapp products this was reduced to 17! (see Table 1)

LESS HEADACHES

11 of 35 experienced headaches during and after work on a weekly basis. After 6 weeks using the Backapp products, this was reduced to 8! (see Table 1)

LESS PAIN IN ARMS AND HANDS

3 of 35 participants experienced pain in the arms and hands during the work week After 6 weeks using the Backapp products this was reduced to 2! (see Table 1)

THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS WITH A PAIN FREE UPPER BODY INCREASED BY 2.3 TIMES

Only 3 of the 35 participants had no upper body pains using their traditional office chair prior to the start of the study. After 6 weeks using the Backapp products, this was increased to 7! (see Table 1)

THE AVERAGE REDUCTION OF AREAS WITH PAIN DECREASED FROM 1.6 TO 1.23

Pain areas include the lumbar, shoulder, neck, head, arms and hands.Smerteområder er korsryggen, skuldre/nakke, hode eller armer/hender. (Tabell 2)

Results

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

27 17 -37,0

Headaches during or after work

11 8

-27,3

Lower back pain/stiffness

12 14 16,7

Arm and/or hand pain

3 2

 -33,3

 None of the above (pain score = 0)

 1  5  2,3 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

3 7

Pain score = 1

14 16

Pain score = 2

12 9

Pain score = 3

6 3

Pain score = 4

0 0

Pain score = 5

0 0

Total

 35 35  

Average pain score

1,6

1,23

Change, %

 

-23,1

 

 

Report from independent third party (Force technology)

See attached report from Force Technology.

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