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Back Support Systems

How Does It Work?

Albert Einstein said: "Solutions should be as simple as possible, but no simpler". The HappyBack´s™ patented design is quite different than any other back support system. It relieves the majority of pressure off of the lower back (the weakest part of the body) by redirecting it to the legs and buttocks (the strongest parts of the body). It has a unique mechanical advantage in that it allows the upper body to literally overcome the force of gravity.
It's rugged, lightweight design is fully portable and allows maximum flexibility and freedom for the operators arms to perform work. The rugged frame is made up of high quality Fiberglass rods which allow full bending flexibility.

Fiberglass rods act much like a fishing pole. They have a memory. When bent, they always want to bring the operator to his upright position. The rebound force produced by the fiberglass rods actually provides a "lift component". This allows the upper body to reach equilibrium in a stooped position.

Bruce Roberts, the HappyBack´s™ inventor says: "It's just simple mechanics. I've had back problems myself and know how painful it can be to bend over all day long. I see farm laborers bending over all the time in the fields and know that their work life is about 5-7 years before their backs are shot. After that, they are typically replaced by younger workers with healthy backs, and the cycle continues. When they can't work, they can't support their families anymore". I believe that using the HappyBack™ will prolong their work life many years".

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How Does Lifting Cause Injuries?

What many people don't understand is that the human back operates on a 10:1 ratio. Bending over to lift a 10 pound object actually puts 100 pounds of pressure on your lower back. When you add in the 105 pounds of the average human upper torso, you see that lifting a ten pound object actually puts 1,150 pounds of pressure on the lower back. If you were 25 pounds overweight, it would add an additional 250 pounds of pressure on your back every time you bend over. Given these figures, it is easy to see how repetitive bending can quickly cause back injury.

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Where Can It Be Used?

Primarily designed for the Agriculture industry, the HappyBack has many other applications as well. One is the construction industry. Carpenters, roofers, framers, concrete workers can all reduce the risk of back injury. People who require prolonged bending over a table such as surgeons, auto mechanics, and conveyer line workers can now enjoy comfort where they couldn't before.

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What Is It Made Of?

The basic components are fiberglass rods and fabric. All materials have very high resistance to corrosion and wear. The space age material that makes up the chest harness allows "breathing" in hot weather, and is washable. It is easily adjustable to fit 95% of all users.

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How Will I Benefit As An Employer?

When the work place and jobs are designed to suit the workers, things start to happen. Productivity, quality, profitability and morale go up. Worker injury, worker's comp claims, insurance premiums, turnover and absenteeism go down. Says Roberts, "My goal is to provide a win-win alternative to the existing harvesting methods used today".

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