I’ll be honest, before I even got to the design it was the name of the product that caught me eye – Pluching! Pluching is a mashup of the words pluck + stretching and it was the quickest, most genius way to describe the functionality of this personal device!
Our modern lifestyle involves us being stationary in one position for long hours which is unhealthy and Pluching was created as an organic solution that brings more movement! The time spent sitting in one place has increased so much ever since the pandemic began because all we do is work from home and then watch Netflix at home. This can cause turtle neck syndrome, shoulder pain, back pain, and unhealthy stiffness which you can minimize using stretching equipment like Pluching. The idea was to design exercise equipment that gives the effect of band exercise and stretching but could clip-on on the back of your chair for ease. Pluching uses a powerful neodymium magnet that is embedded in a silicon clip to secure the equipment and give you stability.
It also includes Bluetooth and a heat detection sensor are built into the handle, this allows users to check the exact number of times they stretch by syncing their app to the equipment. Users can also set stretching reminders on the app and they will be notified via vibrations when it is time to take a healthy break. If you’re reading this, straighten your back or better yet, get up and stretch!
Designer: Heesuk Lee