Wingo Case for Kindle Takes Flight Against Arthritis

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Ergonomic Kindle case hopes to take the first steps in preventing arthritis in young adults

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Their best options are to either take precautionary actions to prevent arthritis, or use ergonomic accessories to make living with arthritis more manageable. We believe that the functional design of Wingo Case can help do both.

According to a recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are over 50 million Americans of all ages suffering from a arthritis. The public has always associated arthritis as a problem with the elderly; however, recently, the number of those in younger generations affected is growing exponentially. With over one million adults being diagnosed with arthritis each year, it is estimated that 67 million adults will be living with this joint disease by 2030. However, emerging ergonomic products, such as the Wingo Case, aim to fight against the rise of arthritis.

The rise in arthritis diagnosis is believed to be attributed to a variety of factors. The first factor in the recent increase in arthritis diagnosis is a sedentary lifestyle, particularly among young adults. Working in front of a computer without stretching or moving around is starting to create strain on joints in hands, shoulders, and knees for young adults. According to a study by Sparsh Hospital, “about one dozen young adults on a weekly basis coming in with joint pain and various other forms of arthritis including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis." A second factor is the rise in tablet and E-Reader use. Even though these devices are more convenient and easier for owners, they cause more strain on a user’s head, neck, and hands than a typical computer. The main issue is how owners hold their tablets and E-Readers. Relying on one’s fingers and hands to support the weight for long periods of time causes stress and creates an uncomfortable pinching feeling. Couple this with poor posture and bad lighting, using a tablet or E-Reader for an extended period of time increases the risk of joint pain and intensifies arthritis for people of all ages.

Since arthritis greatly limits one’s lifestyle, being diagnosed as a young adult can be particularly cumbersome. Even though joint replacement works for about 20-25 years for those 60 and above, it is not a viable option for young adults because the replacement will not support the higher activity levels of their lifestyles.

“Adults diagnosed with any type of arthritis are in a no win situation,” says Cole McGowan, Co-Creator of Wingo Case. “Their best options are to either take precautionary actions to prevent arthritis, or use ergonomic accessories to make living with arthritis more manageable. We believe that the functional design of Wingo Case can help do both.”

The Wingo Case is a protective case that offers an ergonomic option for Kindle owners. With a scientific design that is focused on comfort, the user-friendly design not only makes holding a Kindle easier, it has the potential to prevent repetitive stress injuries, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. With just seven days left to meet their crowdfunding goal, Team Wingo needs help. Backers can purchase the ergonomic Wingo Case starting at the very early bird special of $38, and take the first steps towards living a healthier lifestyle. Head to the Wingo Case Kickstarter page to support this life changing project! Also, connect with Team Wingo on Facebook and Twitter @WingoCase.

About Wingo Case
The Wingo is the first hand-held device created with the user in mind and focuses on enhancing eReading comfort by reducing hand, wrist, and forearm pain. Our passion is to bring intelligent design to the reading experience. The design of the Wingo has been clinically tested, and is taking comfort to a whole new level. To learn more about Wingo Case, visit http://www.wingocase.com, Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter @WingoCase.

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Jessica Chesney