Learn more about the Founder of RestAnglesTM here.
Initial prototypes were fabricated in 2010 and a design patent was issued in 2013. Candy used these prototypes for many years. By 2017, the idea for an improved design for her portable footrest, now called RestAnglesTM, was screaming for attention inside of her brain as she was relying more and more on using RestAnglesTM out and about. She would use it everywhere the chair seat height was too high for her. For example, she used it at movie theaters, restaurants, conference rooms, desks, and classrooms. Anywhere and everywhere. Using RestAngles really made her life so much more comfortable.
So there she was, sitting in coach class flying across the Pacific Ocean, in pain again because her feet could not reach the floor and her legs were dangling off the edge of her seat. This dangling caused pain in her back, hips, and lower extremities. Her legs dangled because her popliteal height, the distance from the bottom of the foot to the area behind the knee, is only 15 inches. The average popliteal height in the United States is between 15 - 19.9 inches. Unfortunately, the average chair seat height is between 17 to 19 inches. That’s a 2 to 4 inch gap between the average seat height and the average popliteal height.
That was in 2004, when RestAnglesTM Founder Candy FitzPatrick began working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica and spending a considerable amount of time in pain commuting to work from her home in Alaska. To alleviate the pain she felt from dangling legs, she began experimenting with products and ways to improve her comfort on those long haul flights. She eventually came up with her solution in a portable footrest.
There are many people who feel pain in their back, hips, and lower extremities while seated. As mentioned, one of the reasons for their pain is because either they feel as if their legs are dangling off the edge of their seat or in many cases, their legs ARE literally dangling off the edge of their seat. Candy wanted to share her RestAnglesTM solution and improve the lives of others who feel this pain.
RestAnglesTM is a U.S. patent pending cleverly designed footrest that folds flat for extreme portability. It’s nearly one piece design makes it easy to assemble and disassemble. Though RestAngles was initially developed out of necessity as a travel accessory, its applications are endless as you can take it with you anywhere you want to sit! RestAngles is a really cool ergonomics tool.
RestAngles, LLC was formed in January of 2018 to bring RestAnglesTM to market, to you! We are a small company based in Cooper Landing, Alaska on the beautiful Kenai Peninsula. With help from Alaska based Makers at a Makerspace, a revamped design was rapid prototyped by early summer. Commercial prototyping began at the end of the year. We are very proud that all of our startup activities have been accomplished within our home state to date.
Our Alpha testing phase is now complete and we are in the process of commercial prototyping our units for our Beta testing phase.
Because both polar regions of the earth (the Arctic and Antarctic) are important in the story of RestAngles, our branding reflects the fabulous mix of colors those areas have in abundance. From here to there and everywhere in between, RestAngles is THE posture hack that brings the floor to your feet! RestAngles, LLC will also strive to use sustainable packaging anytime it is possible to do so.