Back App is a company out of Sweden, the brainchild of Dr. Freddy Johnsen. After having three back surgeries, he developed the idea for this active seating sit stand chair based on a balance board, which is a device usually used for athletic training, brain development, and physical and other therapies. Along with designer, Jostein Magerøy, he created and patented the BackApp sit stand chair and the Back App 360 Board. His revolutionary company's mission is "to develop, manufacture and sell chairs that exercise the stabilizing muscles of your back while you are sitting, in order to improve the health and well being of people around the world". This ergonomic standing stool is truly unique in it's design and made from quality materials, as is usually the case with Scandinavian design!
The way that the Back App 2.0 sit stand chair works is once seated with your feet on a footrest padded with a soft damping material, you rock slightly, always in motion as you are attempting to balance your body. This gentle movement, exercises the muscles that support the spine, building strength and in a way, massaging them and pumping essential lubrication to your body's joints and tissues.
The Back App 2.0 can be used as a free standing chair for traditional desk applications but also excels as a sit to stand assisted support chair when you cannot use a normal chair but would like some kind of 'minimal' support when you work standing. Using the 2.0 as a support chair gives you just enough support to take the weight off your spine and lower torso but also energizes your body as if you were standing entirely without any support.
The balance board concept is increasingly being used to increase holistic health in a myriad of ways - to expand neural networks that enable the left and right hemispheres of the brain to communicate with each other, thereby increasing its efficiency; to develop sensory integration and cognitive skills in children with developmental disorders; to teach singers optimal posture for the control of air-flow; and to shake off writer's block and other inhibitors of creativity. It's easy to see why the Back App sit stand stool would be so beneficial! We were extremely impressed by the Back App quality and comfort level when our designers tried it out!
Back App 2.0 and Back App Wheels are assembled in Anderstorp in southern Sweden and almost all parts are produced within a 20km radius. This ergonomic standing stool ships FREE in 2 days from our US based location!
- Frame is made from 99.9% recycled die-cast aluminum and is available Quick Ship in Silver Grey
- Optional wheel base unit made from 99.9% recycled ingot-molded aluminum and comes in Silver Grey
- Ball at the end of the post can be screwed into and out of the aluminum frame to control the tilt of the chair
- Tilt indicator with green and red color is integrated into the post
- Stop function prevents the ball from being removed
- Back App 2.0 only comes with one lift height (See the dimensions below)
- Seat has a slightly rounded shape with a central slot to reduce pressure in the prostate area
- Can be used as a sit to stand sitting device
- Seat height range is 21.4-30.3" without the mobile base option
- Select from Nordic Wool, Skai Palma synthetic leather or suede like Alcantara
- 250 lbs. user weight capacity
- Ergonomic standing stool ships free in 2 business days
Design Studio Comment: Rarely do we see a chair get as much attention when a rep drops one off for testing and evaluation! Everyone was literally all over it. Its been for sale in Europe for quite a few years. Over 70,000 satisfied owners according to the factory in Sweden. We are the first US based 'web-contract' dealer to offer the product here in the states and we are very excited. This chair can either be configured in a somewhat stationary version, its very light and be easily slid, or with the mobile base platform complete with soft casters that protect hard floor surfaces and work on carpets for those wishing to scoot about their space. Use it as a chair, stool or a standing support device for most any sit stand desk. Top seat height range is 30.3" but compressed the chair can easily be used at a normal desk height. Very versatile. Very healthy. Opt in for the lovely Alcantara suede like textile if your budget allows.
Do you have back pain?
Get healthy with Back App! On Back App you exercise while you sit. We guarantee a stronger back! More than 70 000 people are sitting on Back App today. Try it out!
Users love Back App!
Like so many professionals, I spend more time than I'd like to think in front of a computer. The trick to staying healthy is getting the right equipment - which I've now done through Back App. No more back pain, stiff neck or shoulders!
Christine Brown-Quinn, Managing Director
Back App helped me to open my posture and keeps me moving during the day. After sitting on Back App I’ve become more flexible and my back ache is now gone. Just wish I had come across Back App years ago!
Back App is amazing! Even after only a few days of using the chair, I could feel the difference in my posture as muscles – unknown to me before – started to work to hold my back in a straighter position.
Scientifically Documented Effects
On Back App you exercise while you sit.
You get a stronger back and stronger core muscles.
You prevent and reduce back problems.
The Back App effects are tested in scientific studies. The results are published in scientific publications like Manual Therapy and Ergonomics.