The glasses aim to eradicate the painful posture called “tech-neck” caused by tablet use
Getting a neck ache every time you use your tablet computer? This annoying side effect of using technology every day might be a thing of the past with the new i90 tablet glasses.Normally, when we use a device such as a slate, regardless of the fact that we are standing on a comfortable couch, our head tends to be tilted forward in order for us to grasp whatever is going on on the device screen.
Matt Franklin, developer of i90 glasses, explains, “After hours spent using my iPad left me with a sore neck and back, I came up with the idea of combining a periscope with eyeglasses, so I could keep my head up while I was actually looking down at my iPad.”
So the idea took off and Franklin created a prototype to test with. Now the project is going to Kickstarter in the hopes of raising enough money to make this technology available to consumers.
“I thought crowd-funding would be a great way to not only publicize this new product, but also to test the demand before going into full-scale manufacturing.”
If you're wondering exactly how these glasses work, well, they feature prisms which can reflect the user's line of sight 90 degrees downward, so you won't have to sit with your head down every time you watch a movie or play a video game on your slate.
Franklin calls this posture “tech-neck” and says that it has taken the proportions of an epidemic, especially among the younger crowd. The i90 tablet glasses will become available in eight different colors and will be made of aluminum.
To help support this project gather $45,000 (€33,187) until November 15, visit the Kickstarter campaign page.