January 24, 2011 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Austin, Texas - Fountainhead International, LLC today is pleased to introduce StretchPro 1.0 for PC/Mac, their app for video-guided stretching throughout the day while at work on Windows or Mac OS X computers. Users may set reminders to perform simple but effective stretches to help reduce muscle strain, fatigue, stress, and injury. Soothing videos demonstrate the correct way to exercise the eyes, breathing, neck, shoulders, back, chest, fingers, wrists, and legs. Users may select any one of 26 videos, focus on one area, or view them all. The app can be set to provide reminders three ways: Fixed Interval (e.g., every 2 hours), Specific Time (e.g., daily at 3 PM), or Keyboard Strokes & Mouse Movements (e.g., every 10,000 keystrokes).
Fountainhead is in the business of high quality ergonomic solutions for the office, and their health app exemplifies the beauty of form and function they espouse. "We believe that by taking a proactive approach in creating our client's work environment, we can help them perform at their best and avoid stress, pain, and injury." The studio-produced videos are all of the highest technical quality, shot with a ruddy female model against an elegant white background. Instructions are given by a female in voiceover while the model, seated in an office chair, demonstrates. Where appropriate, both front and side views are seen simultaneously, enhancing the user's ability to comply with all instructions for proper execution. Animated overlays clearly indicate the area and direction of stretches. All instructions are also provided in text form.
Taking note that many spend a good part of their day seated, Fountainhead emphasizes the absolute necessity of stretching at regular intervals. Incorporating these breaks has the effect of promoting mental clarity, effectiveness, and positive mood. StretchPro provides the perfect means for staying healthy, easily. Some of the benefits which accrue naturally are: improved blood circulation; enhanced oxygen flow; improved concentration and mental alertness; greater productivity; avoidance and/or minimization of stress, discomfort, soreness, muscle tension, and eye strain; decreased risk of injury; better posture; and an overall feeling of wellness. In addition to stretches, the app also includes eye and breathing exercises, and health tips.
* Balanced program of stretches for all major areas of the body
* Stretching coach for exercises
* Simple and easy set up and personalization with Settings Guide
* Videos cover eyes, breathing, neck, shoulders, chest, back, wrists, fingers, and legs
* Stretching & rest break alerts based on Preferences settings
* Option for hearing-impaired users
* Ideal for use in the office, at home, on the road, traveling, or anytime
* Relieves stress and prevents injury
* Benefits people of all ages
Fountainhead encourages people to take a proactive approach to avoid such common problems as repetitive stress injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome, associated with long hours working at a desk or in front of a computer. This in turn saves companies thousands of dollars in lost time & productivity, increased overhead, high insurance costs, and workers' compensation claims. This stretch break app can be used by anyone, anytime, anywhere, as it may be installed on business, home, or notebook computers. It has proven popular with business executives, frequent travelers, call center operators, busy housewives, students, gamers, truckers, etc. It is also perfect for use on a plane, on the road, at work, in school, at home, etc.
"Over the last six months our StretchPro for iPhone has become a great success, with many thousands of people using it daily," commented CEO Michele Periquet. "We are very happy now to offer StretchPro 1.0 for PC/Mac. The videos look beautiful on a full-size computer screen, and every person who works in an office will feel an immediate benefit from starting our program of simple, guided stretching."
* Mac OS X 10.5 or later
* 103.5 MB
* Windows XP or later
* 120 MB
Pricing and Availability:
StretchPro 1.0 for PC/Mac is normally $10.00 (USD), but is available now at the special introductory price of $5.00. Mac or PC versions may be downloaded from the Fountainhead International Group website. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Austin, Texas, Fountainhead International, LLC is a provider of high quality ergonomic office solutions. They believe ergonomics offers not just a solution, but also a lifestyle - a smart, healthy, comfortable, and productive one. The products they offer are of the highest standards in terms of functionality, workmanship, and design. Fountainhead caters to the quality-conscious customer who wants to get value for their money. Copyright (C) 2011 Fountainhead International, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.