Rise - the wearable sit tracker that motivates you to sit less.

Be healthier and sit less. Track how much you sit and compete with friends and co-workers.
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Christopher Fryer
Technology
Seattle, Washington
United States
4 Team Members

Rise is the first wearable device that monitors your sitting and motivates you to do less of it .


     

        


What is it?

Studies have shown that people who work while sitting down have twice the rate of heart disease as people with standing jobs. Sitting increases risk of death up to 40%--even if you exercise.

Rise keeps track of how much you sit throughout the day. It pairs with your smartphone to show you your sitting trends, send you reminders to rise off your chair, and allows you to compete with friends and co-workers. 

By making you more aware of your sitting habits, Rise motivates you to make simple changes. Rise makes it easy for you to set goals, feel motivated to sit less, and be healthier.

How Does It Work?

The great thing about Rise is how seamlessly it fits into your lifestyle. It is small enough to fit into a coin pocket of your pants. Or it can be attached magnetically to any type of pants, skirt, or dress—and it’s so light that you forget you are wearing it. 

Rise can be worn anywhere below the waist and above the knee.  Simply place the magnetic back either inside your coin pocket or behind the front panel of your pants or skirt, and Rise will magnetically attach on the outside.

Existing fitness trackers aren't designed to track sitting, and since they are typically worn on the wrist or waist, they don't even gather the information necessary to know if a person is sitting.

Rise tracks when you are sitting and when you're not and communicates wirelessly (BlueTooth LE) with your smartphone (both Android and iPhone).  A cover folds over the USB Micro B charging port, making sure Rise is weather resistant. Our free application uses the information to let you know when you've been sitting too long and to compare your habits to others.  We've designed it to have almost no impact on your smartphone's battery life.

How does Rise help me sit less?

Data = Motivation. Set time limits for sitting for a specific stretch during the day, and an overall limit of sitting for the entire day. The app will display how much time have spent sitting, will keep you motivated by showing graphs as you decrease sitting time and increase time spent out of your chair.

Goals. Rise also knows when you’re standing. Using the app, you can set goals for time spent standing, and see your progress over time. 

Reminders.  The app will give you small reminders to rise up off of your chair when your set limits are reached.

Social. Rise to keep you motivated to sit less by competing with friends and co-workers.

Why We Need You

We have built a working prototype. We have our manufacturer picked out and are ready for production. We need your help to make this possible. Raised funds from this campaign will help us be able to open molds for manufacturing so we can ship our product and get it into your hands.

Your contributions and pre-orders will make it possible for us to create a product that we believe will help many people improve their lives. By helping people sit less, Rise will help people improve their health and add years to their lives. 

We love wearable technology! This is the first of many devices to come that will track movement and make your life easier.

Thank you in advance for backing Rise.

Meet Our Team

Morgan - Electrical Engineer

Chris - Biz Dev, UI/UX Design

Scott - Industrial Designer



$8,346USD
raised by 133 people in 1 month
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$80,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on December 18, 2013
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  • $1USD
    Hall of Fame

    Thank you for helping make Rise possible! You'll be included on all updates, and your name will be added to the Hall of Fame on our website.

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $10USD
    Rise Vinyl Stickers

    We'll send you 5 Rise, custom vinyl stickers that you can stick around your desk to remind you to rise off you chair and take a break from sitting. We'll also include you in the Hall of Fame. We appreciate your support for Rise!

    8 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $39USD
    Early Bird Special

    Thanks for being among the very first to back us! You'll get a Rise from the first full production run, and we'll include you in the Hall of Fame.

    91 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $49USD
    Rise

    You'll get a Rise from the first full production run, and we'll include you in the Hall of Fame. Thank you!

    9 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $89USD
    Rise Together Pack

    You'll get 2 Rises from the first full production run and we'll include you in the Hall of Fame. Thank you!

    7 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $199USD
    Rise as a Family Pack

    You'll get 5 Rises from the first full production run and we'll include you in the Hall of Fame. Thank you!

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $299USD
    Pre-Production Rise

    Be the first to receive your Rise, and own a bit of history. We'll be producing test run Rises before the full production run. We'll send you one of these test Rises as soon as it comes off the line. Help us by testing and giving feedback we can incorporate into the final software. We'll also send you a production version of Rise. And we'll give you a place of top honor in the Hall of Fame.

    3 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $1,200USD
    3D Printed Rise Prototype

    Get a piece of Rise history: one of the original 3D printed functional prototypes! To test the movement tracking algorithms, we made these using a high-end Stratasys 3D printer. They work well, and have a very distinctive look. There are only a couple in existence, and we're selling them to get Rise off the ground. You'll also get production version of Rise. We'll send you a personal thank you, and give you a place of top honor in the Hall of Fame.

    2 out of 2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $4,500USD
    Rise Mega Distributor Pack

    You'll get 100 Rises from the first full production run and a special place in the Hall of Fame. We'll also send you a personal thank you.

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
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