As much as current societal norms dictate, humans were not at all designed to sit still for extended periods of time, whether on long road trips, on cramped flights, or in the office for most of the day. This sort of sedentary lifestyle causes stiffness, soreness, and health issues in both the short and the long term.
One of the best things one can do in this situation is simply move, but that’s not always possible. ADAFlow wants to be the go-to alternative. It looks and acts like an inflatable cuff a doctor uses to measure blood pressure, but instead promotes blood circulation by generating waves of pressure that massage the upper or lower leg. The intensity and interval of the waves can be set right on the device itself, and is rechargeable so batteries need not be hassled with. $119 can get achey, sore backers relief in the form of the ADAFlow, due to be shipped March 2017. The ADAFlow campaign is looking for $65,000 by June 23, 2016.
ADAFlow is perfect for office chair-bound employees, older individuals, and even athletes. It’s also great for recovering patients who can’t move due to a sickness or surgery, which is unsurprisingly the direction the team behind ADAFlow wants to eventually take. Still, what should be an integrated feature in Bluetooth compatibility and control is inexplicably linked to a rather lofty stretch goal — despite it being prominently advertised.