A word from Andreas, Designer of the product
Hammocks are often seen as symbol of summer, leisure, relaxation and the good life. Unfortunately, the hammocks I tried over the years during my numerous journeys in the tropics didn’t live up to my expectations. Their round shape is bad for the spine, the legs are overstretched and knees are forced into an unnatural position.
While designing the hammock CLOUD135, I was in search of a healthy sitting position that could help prevent or even alleviate back pain.
What is interesting is that while my work was intuitive, it is nevertheless validated by the findings of researchers. Sitting in 135 degrees upper body-thighs position is proven to be healthy as well as the most relaxing posture for the spine. And one gets this position +/- in a hammock CLOUD135, depending on the hanging distance. (See Installation page)! But there is more to the hammock comfort than a 135 degree position: support given to the knees, the back and the neck also plays a major part in the design success.
If you want to know more about the study that demonstrate the benefits of sitting in a 135 degrees upper body-thighs position, please read below and/or follow the link to the Press Release published by the Radiological Society of North-America (RSNA). More information on the subject is generally available on internet.
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