November 10, 2010 — Chiropractors treat neck and shoulder pain. And preventing these pains is the ultimate goal. The “Flying Kite” is a new product that can help patients hold their neck and head in the correct posture position while reading.
The Flying Kite Bookreader is a new device for holding a book or magazine while reading. The connotation of the descriptive name “Flying Kite” is that of a string stretched upwards into the sky, with a floating object that is of greater mass than the string.
With a little imagination, one can possibly see the connection between this name, Flyingkite, and this book holder. The elevated object is the lamp with six LEDs, and its supporting mechanism, the neck, becomes the string.
What’s new for this book holder is the night-time LED illumination with the light placed away from and facing the page to prevent glare. Also new is the feature that the book is elevated to a height that becomes a proper height for correct posture training.
The book’s angle of presentation can also be easily adjusted from its customary tilt to an almost vertical position, not unlike a music stand. The ergonomic feature of having the person’s face parallel to the elevated book creates a desirable posture position. The book, being elevated with its tripod, is located so that the reader holds his/her head back with the chin drawn-in.
This position becomes a “training” position to lessen neck and back pains. The muscles of the neck become strengthened to improve posture. The Flying Kite is further described and is available from the manufacturer at the web site www.flyingkite.biz.
Source: S. Dawson Co., www.flyingkite.biz