30s Neck Stretch  

2012. 10

A chrome extension designed to raise awareness of everyday neck health and desk health. "Reserve 30s for a healthy neck!" (Version 2.0 coming soon)


 
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Link to Chrome Store:  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/30s-neck-time/pcdcihhemnmdojkkhloildjcoobklnhb

 

The goal:  help people pay more attention to spine/neck healthSmall action can make a big difference.

 

Functions:

  • Reminder  
  • "How to" button - lead you to a professional tutorial on YouTube

After installing 30s Neck Stretch, a reminder will pop up every 45 minutes (by default) to remind you that it's your neck time. When you click "Let's do it", a timer will count for 30 seconds as you stretch your neck. 

Why countdown?  

  • Counting down indicates a clear task for users to finish - it's 30 seconds, not 20s, not 1min, but 30 seconds. 
  • Counting down makes people feel "Ah, it's getting easier, and I'm almost done!" - a delightful and relaxing experience 
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How to - low down the action threshold  

In case you are not sure how to stretch, you can click on "How to," and then the system will lead you to a video tutorial given by the expert. The "how to" button tries to low down the bar of doing stretches by providing key knowledge. 

Next Step: 

30s Neck Stretch is under re-design process. In version 2.0, More game and relaxing elements will be added into the plug-in to create a better user experience. 


Description on Chrome Webstore:

30s Neck Stretch is a Chrome extension specially designed for your everyday neck health. 

Neck health is an important issue. Unfortunately, however, most people do not realize it until they suffer neck pain. If you spend a lot of time sitting in front of your computer, you probably need to improve your neck / spine health condition. 30s Neck Stretch can help you by reminding you regularly of stretching your neck.

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