We are excited to announce that we have raised thousands of dollars across the world....
This little turtle...And these tiny fish...And these citizen-scientists...have eliminated mosquito production in their community. They haven't seen a case of dengue fever, chikungunya, or Zika here in more than two years. With your help, they can take their life-saving knowledge to other communities in Honduras, while they can to keep their own families healthy and their community mosquito-free. >Even $10 to $20+ donated can help provide supplies, support, and training for volunteers.<What life is like when the tap only flows a few hours a weekImagine that all the water you need in a month — all the water for everything except drinking —keeping your home clean, washing your dishes and clothes, showering, bathing your children — everything — only flowed out of the tap for a couple of hours each week.You’d get really, really good at managing water. You’d treat every drop as though it were precious. On those days when the tap flowed, you’d fill every available vessel to have enough to last until it flowed again. Unfortunately, those storage vessels are the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and the diseases they bring. Chikungunya, which causes debilitating fever and excruciating joint pain. Dengue fever, which can be fatal to children. And Zika, which can lead to the heartbreak of microcephaly in babies. Chemical insecticides don’t seem to be effective, plus they have their own dangers.This was the reality for the people of a humble village in Honduras called Monte Verde . But not anymore.Monte Verde’s success is historic and game-changingIn three years, an international charity, a program developed by scientists, and community effort have eradicated mosquito production and mosquito-borne diseases in Monte Verde. It's the only instance we know of this happening anywhere in Latin America in decades. Instead of using expensive, ineffective, and dangerous pesticides, the Monte Verde Project developed a system of biological control to eradicate the mosquitoes. The system works with two strategies: Introducing baby turtles, young tilapia, and tiny shrimp-like predators called copepods to each household’s stored water. These animals eat every mosquito larva. They’re very inexpensive and can do an excellent job if people know how to use them. Developing a program to maintain these animals in the water storage containers. Community volunteers have become citizen-scientists for mosquito eradication. They visit every home at least once a month to make sure that all of their neighbors are doing it right. They offer advice and assistance wherever it’s needed.The Monte Verde Project has been a stunning success. Mosquito production is zero. And Monte Verde has been completely free of mosquito-borne diseases for more than two years. In fact, there has not been a single case in Monte Verde despite a raging dengue fever epidemic in neighboring communities this year.Now Monte Verde needs your help. The Monte Verde Project is moving into a new phase. Monte Verde’s mosquito eradication experts are starting to work as educators, facilitators, and trainers, not only to keep their own community protected, but also to extend the same success to other communities. However, the support from the nonprofit organization that got the Monte Verde Project started has now ended, so the Project needs a new source of support to move forward with its lifesaving work. Donate today to make a big difference. Your donation will literally and immediately save lives — not just in Monte Verde, but elsewhere in Honduras and Latin America. EcoTipping Points is an American 501c3 nonprofit organization that documents and shares environmental success stories from around the world so others can use lessons from the stories to deal effectively with their own environmental problems. The Monte Verde Project is one of those stories. EcoTipping Points is conducting a fundraising campaign to support the Monte Verde Project so it can equip and train other communities to achieve the same success. 100% of the tax-deductible donations to this campaign will go directly to the Monte Verde Project.The best part about the Monte Verde Project is that every dollar you donate will magnify the lifesaving power of biological control to protect many more thousands of people. The amount that we’re seeking will get the Project’s new phase off the ground. It will enable Monte Verde’s citizen-scientists to extend biological control immediately to neighboring communities. And it will lay the foundation for expanding effective and sustainable mosquito eradication to other parts of Honduras and Latin America as well. How we will spend the money we raise.A $10 donation will pay for ten baby turtles. A $30 donation will support a Project worker for several days, providing transportation to reach other communities, supplies (e.g., flashlights, mosquito traps, and training materials), and additional support needed to do the job. A $250 donation will support the entire project for a day.Any amount you can give will mean a great deal to the lives and health of many families. You’ll know that you’re making a lifesaving difference for hundreds or thousands of families — not just someday, but right now.Donate Now
Overview Gravity Alternative Movement is a circus arts and recreational alternative movement facility in Watertown, MA with classes open to people of all ages and physical abilities that is in need of expanding into a bigger space. We have found a new home in Waltham, Massachusetts. It has great potential, but needs lots of work to become a functional recreational facility. We have set up this campaign in search of funds to help our expansion into a dedicated space become a reality. What's This Campaign All About?! Gravity Alternative Movement is a circus arts and recreational alternative movement facility in Watertown, MA with classes open to people of all ages and physical abilities that is in need of expanding into a bigger space. We have robust, continually growing, programming in our current shared space, but need a facility of our own in order to expand our schedule and offer classes earlier in the evening. We have found a new home in Waltham, Massachusetts. It has great potential, but needs lots of work to become a functional recreational facility. We have set up this campaign in search of funds to help our expansion into a dedicated space become a reality. We already own and will be transferring over the equipment we use for our day-to-day activities, but we will need additional equipment to make our new warehouse space usable. Among these new pieces of equipment include new flooring, a water fountain, a custom rigging solution, and, should we achieve our reach goal, a large mural for general facility beautification. Student Brie perfecting her y-scale during her advanced aerial hoop class at Gravity Alternative Movement's current space in Watertown, MA. The Gravity Story #helpGravitygrow Gravity Alternative Movement is a community devoted to enabling individuals of all ages and abilities to find new ways to master an athletic art. Classes at Gravity are perfect for those seeking... ...a new fitness or workout discipline. ...a new outlet for creativity. ...a new challenge for both the mind and body. ...mastery of unique and performable skill sets. ...a supportive and inclusive community that takes pride in the diversity of humanity. All classes at Gravity Alternative Movement will strengthen you physically and mentally, stretch your body, and push the boundary of possible. Instruction at Gravity comes with great attention to the individuality of each person who walks through the front door, as we each carry with us our own learning styles, abilities, and levels of mastery. Gravity has been operating in a shared space in Watertown, MA since May 2017. The space is beautiful, but our class schedules grow every session and we have very quickly reached our scheduling limit due to conflicts with existing non-Gravity programming that the space management runs. This will provide us the ability to expand our schedule and class offerings so that we can continue to grow and serve more members of the community with ways to move and engage with their own creativity and body awareness. In our new facility, we will be able to add early evening programming for adults, afterschool programming for youth, adult and youth weekend programming, and occasional informal social and team-building events for Gravity class attendees. Currently, the majority of our programming can only be on weekdays after 7:45pm, which too is late in the day for many! We have found a new home. After months of searching, we have finally found a 3200 sqft warehouse on the Waltham-Watertown border that will be emptied out and filled with our diverse programming. Building features: 17.5' high rig points 30'x35'+ main floor area featuring maximum ceiling height Air conditioning throughout Heating throughout Entry vestibule and office space Balcony area perfect for small ground-based classes, warm-ups, and observing classes Mix of dedicated parking and plentiful street parking Photo above: the current state of our new space in Waltham, MA, very full of equipment and storage, soon to be full of Gravity's diverse range of activities! We need your help. The transition between our current space to a space of our own will require an enormous investment of time and funds. This is where we ask for your help in order to let Gravity continue to provide the Boston-metro area with high quality instruction, classes, training space, and performance opportunities for circus arts and related movement disciplines! We will be moving our existing equipment over that we use to run our classes into the new space, but currently we lack the current infrastructure to take the existing warehouse space and turn it into a living, breathing, and welcoming training facility. Funding from this campaign will support new flooring friendly to gymnasts and aerialists alike, wall mirrors in the main training area, a water fountain, customized rigging solutions for our new space's ceiling, floor matting for a warm-up area, custom-commissioned art mural installations for studio beautification, and other miscellaneous small pieces of equipment and furniture to keep the studio functional, safe, and welcoming. #helpGravitygrow Student Jillian presents one of her most graceful aerial sling poses during one of Gravity Alternative Movement's open practice sessions. Anticipated Timeline December 28 - last classes at Gravity in current space in Watertown December 29-31 - derig equipment and move out January 1-6 - move into new space, install flooring, water fountain, mirrors, rigging, and other aesthetic elements into new space January 7 - beginning of classes in new Waltham space By end of January - all finishing touches on new space completed, all goals in Indiegogo campaign complete, including donor appreciation wall (a.k.a. - "Gravity wall," for all donors >$100) Who is Behind Gravity? Trevor Kafka began his circus arts training at age 13 after Cirque du Soleil's shows Alegría and Quidam ignited his interest in circus arts. He received his first introduction to aerial arts at Circus Smirkus summer camp in Vermont and continued his training in the years to come with various coaches and circus schools in New York City. In May 2011, Trevor graduated from the Professional Track program at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, VT where he held focuses in single-point trapeze and floor acrobatics under the instruction of former performers of Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Éloize. During this time he also completed teacher training programs in various aerial arts disciplines. He is extremely grateful for all of the wonderful opportunities in circus arts that he has been able to be a part of thus far and is overjoyed to be actively contributing to the further development of circus arts in the northeast through both instruction and performance. Trevor is also a former teacher of physics at Wellesley High School and holds degrees in physics and math, as well as devoted a significant portion of his undergraduate studies to Mandarin Chinese and Secondary education. Trevor has a passion for teaching and sharing his interests with others. He has been teaching circus arts in the Boston-area since 2012 and currently owns and operates Gravity Alternative Movement LLC. Trevor is equipped with a diverse aerial teaching background and performance background. Gravity Alternative Movement owner and operator Trevor Kafka. Gravity Alternative Movement is a proud approved member of Circus Arts Safety Network, a program coordinated by American Circus Educators. Funding Allocation Gravity will continue to fund the purchase of new equipment and expansion of programming as it has been doing through its growth up to this point. Moving into a new space is a big transition for us and we are asking for your help along the way to help us make this big jump between operating in a shared space and operating in a dedicated space possible! Baseline goal - $15,000. Gravity's goals for funds raised during this campaign are to help make our new studio space as functional and welcoming as possible. Here is our breakdown of anticipated project expenses. Stretch goal - $20,000. Should we exceed our $15,000 baseline goal up to $5,000 of the additional contributions would be used to fund custom-commissioned art in the space to help make the facility as inspiring as it will be beautiful. What You Get As a thank you for your generous donations, we have the following perks available in a variety of different formats. Check out our perks for more information as to which donation amounts get you which of these awesome giveaway items! Gravity Stickers Contribution to the Gravity Wall (included with all $100+ donations) 1.5-Hour Group Private Classes 6-Week Session Classes 1 year of Session Classes 5 Physics/Math Tutoring Sessions (with Gravity owner Trevor Kafka!) Drop-In Class for 2 Students Kylie and Elizabeth present the beginnings of a new group acrobatics routine at the end of their Contortion class. The Impact No experience is required for level 1 classes at Gravity. WE MEAN IT! All bodies, all fitness levels, all degrees of coordination are welcome. You are never too old, weak, heavy or out of shape to become a mover. Classes are tailored to each individual student and are intended to be CHALLENGING for ALL ATTENDEES. Classes are open to all genders, ethnicities, fitness levels, sexual orientations, etc! Gravity's doors are open to all! We continually strive at Gravity to be as inclusive of a space as possible. We aim to enable the community with access to amazing and fun ways to use their bodies, stay fit, and have fun. For both kids and adults, the types of classes we offer can serve as confidence boosters, fitness outlets, endless inspiration, and vessels into which to pour newly-inspired creativity. As Gravity grows, we aim to continue this mission of accessibility and prevalence of circus arts and other alternative movement disciplines for all. Student Olivia presents her well-famed 'alien split' on trapeze! Risks & Challenges Gravity has had a well-established and continually growing program for over the past year and a half. We are looking to take the funds raised by this campaign to serve as a catalyst for Gravity's increased future growth. The types of classes we offer, including aerial arts, handstands, flexibility, tumbling, juggling, and more, have been increasing in recreational popularity throughout the Boston metro area over the past 10 years. Our job as a facility is to be a small part of that larger puzzle, increasing prevalence, accessibility, and community value of what we offer for Watertown/Waltham as well as neighboring communities. Given our currently established and growing program, the leap made by the campaign is backed already with loads of confidence and client allegiance. Risks are always, however, prevalent. Class growth pattern changes could make it difficult for us to meet our expenses. Our new facility could need major additional work that we cannot currently predict. Necessary equipment may be on backorder or become delayed. We may encounter challenges with neighbors or building management. However, even given these risks, we still feel very confident in our resilience and ability to create something amazing even out of a challenging situation. Barring any major impediments, Gravity will be able to function in the new facility with your help, but we are confident that beyond this it will thrive and expand far beyond its current state. Instructor Marci and student Kylie enjoy an assisted stretch to increase range of motion in one of our Contortion classes. Other Ways You Can Help If you cannot contribute for one reason or another, please consider the following means in which you can still help us out! Get the word out and make some noise about our campaign. Share this campaign through all of your social media channels! If you are interested in volunteering your time or a special skill you may have that will help Gravity's new space become a welcoming and functional environment, please do let us know at [email protected] and we'd love to have you help!Donate Now
Overview Ashiyana Brazil is our expression of how a business can be a force for good through creating a virtuous loop of sustainability based on the 3 Rs of our R3volution; - Relaxation - Rehabilitation - Reforestation With your help, we'll be able to open the retreat in our divine hide-away in "Alto Paraiso" (High Paradise) that will be the sister to our retreat in Goa, which has itself evolved into a social enterprise, supporting our staff and guests, the local community and the wider environment. Welcome to our R3volution! Chris Nelson, author, entrepreneur, yoga teacher and the founder of Ashiyana Goa heads up the Ashiyana Brazil team Ashiyana is a Hindi word meaning home, and it was precisely this sense of feeling at home that Chris had in mind when he founded Ashiyana Goa. The retreat has grown to become one of the most loved yoga and spa retreats in India, attracting 1000s of guests from all corners of the globe. The magic of the retreat though, lies beyond the beautiful design of the centre, the incredible beaches and the delicious, fresh food, and is rooted in the heartfelt desire for our guests to drop all of their worldly worries. This is clear to see in the beautiful smiling faces of the staff :) With an eye for detail and his own published approach to wellbeing, Chris has created a unique experience for all who visit Ashiyana Goa. Many of our guests are aware that Ashiyana is expanding and they're as excited as we are about the next Retreat opening in Brazil! Many of our guests are aware that Ashiyana is expanding and they're as excited as we are about the next Retreat opening in Brazil! When asked about his vision for Alto Paraiso, Brazil, Chris explained: Alto is a very special place. It has an unassuming air, an understated beauty, and Mother Nature’s healing embrace is palpable. It's a truly unique location with exceptional bio-diversity, and its bedrock of crystals interwoven with rivers and waterfalls means that walks off the beaten track are truly spectacular. Over the last few years, we've been slowly developing the land, planting trees, making wonderful friends and learning about the needs of the local community. We’d like to invite you to be part of our campaign, or what we’re calling our R3volution. With your help we’ll be able to implement the 3 Rs of our R3volution: Relaxation - Complete the building of the Retreat that will finance the other two elements moving forwards Rehabilitation - Build a community/workshop space for the Rehabilitation Project, which integrates men and women back into society following drug and alcohol abuse Reforestation - Prepare the 9Ha of our agro-forestry project land for further planting, and build a sheltered structure with store for the workers Our whole philosophy is based upon the creation of a virtuous loop of sustainability - Once the Retreat (Relaxation) is completed next summer, we'll be able to further fund the Rehabilitation and Reforestation elements of the project, as well as employ some of the workers who've been displaced from the fields by modern farming methods Our agro-forestry project will employ the same men and women that have been rehabilitated back into society, and their labour will enable the sale of seeds, saplings and trees, providing funds for our other social projects Our good friend Zizo, who lives on the land, is an expert in permaculture and agro-forestry, and with his help we hope to inspire many others to live in harmony with the land, teaching them that over-grazing, stripping of trees and seasonal burning, create long-term depletion of the land Here are some of our projects at Ashiyana Goa: Nepal fund - After the 2015 earthquake, we have continued to support the families of our kitchen team by contributing a portion of our profits as well as raising donations from workshops and events throughout Europe and India Teacher Training Scholarship - we offer four scholarship places per year to those who can't afford the normal tuition fees BBC Media Action Correspondence Dinner - luxury holidays offered through fundraising auction Brighton Yoga Festival - sponsored fundraising event run by Brighton Yoga Foundation The Sisterhood foundation aims to give women and girls in the third world a brighter future. Ashiyana partners with the Sisterhood Foundation and supports their large scale fundraising events Welfare for Animals in Goa (WAG) is an NGO dedicated to rescuing animals in need. Ashiyana partners with WAG and some of the Ashiyana family-members volunteer at the clinic to give love and care to the animals in need Cleaner environment - we help run a local rubbish clear up every year and have sponsored the installation of local rubbish bins In addition, in the twelve years since Ashiyana Goa has opened, well over 10,000 guests have been supporting the local shops, businesses and restaurants, enabling them to thrive. This is what we have achieved so far in Goa. Our intention is to expand upon this in Alto Paraiso, Brazil with our 3Rs. Whilst the projects in Goa are hugely supportive in the community, the size of our land in Alto Paraiso will enable us to take this to the next level! Please support this opportunity - with your help and contributions we can both transform lives and continue the process of returning the land to its natural, verdant glory. Our perks include a range of experiences that you can enjoy as part of the journey. The perks section on this campaign will give you an idea of the incredible deals we are offering you, but to view expanded descriptions please visit: http://www.ashiyana.com/brazil-perks With your help we can transform a community and the surrounding ecosystem. Our goal is modest: Our requirements in phase 1 have been carefully costed so you know exactly how your contribution will help. Much of this is construction, which in turn supports the community in and around Alto Paraiso. Phase 1: We require an initial cash injection of £50,000, which will be used as follows: £27,500 to complete 10 guest rooms £7,500 for the rehabilitation project's workshop space £5,000 to build the retreat's organically constructed yoga shala £5,000 for final preparation of the 9Ha of land to be ready for further planting £5,000 for a worker’s shelter which will also house equipment in a safe storage facility The completion of the guest rooms and yoga shala will enable the retreat to open for paying guests, which allows funding to begin for key parts of the social projects and the reforestation programme. Guests will be invited to help on the land if they wish, or those with relevant qualifications will be invited to assist with the rehabilitation and reforestation projects. We've put together some fabulous perks that we hope you'll be excited about... Generous discounts for retreat stays. During your stay you will have an opportunity to help on the land or with the social enterprise areas of the project. Enjoy a walk around the region where you can explore the most diverse flora and fauna on the planet, including the 200 million year old crystal bedrock, dramatic gorges, and the magnificent waterfalls and rivers where you can refresh yourself with a cool dip A one to one with Chris Nelson, who will talk you through the SOAR philosophy from his book Wake Up and SOAR, including tools for relaxation, optimal lifestyle hacks, and keys to being inspired and fulfilled All of you who contribute will have your names imprinted on the entrance wall to the retreat, so that your kindness will never be forgotten If for whatever reason we don't hit out target, we'll ensure that all donations go towards the completion of the guest rooms, as this will ensure we have the means to generate income from paying guests to fund the other two of our Rs. This is our essential objective! If in our selection of retreat perks you don't find the exact experience you are looking for, please speak to our team who we will create the right package just for you. Please note, once you purchase a perk you will be sent a confirmation email receipt. Please forward this to our bookings team when booking your experience. For Goa bookings, please contact: [email protected] For Brazil bookings, please contact: [email protected] *Please note Brazil bookings will not open until January 2019, with a view to open the retreat centre in July 2019. Your impact can and will help! Your contribution will matter a great deal to many in the community that our project is supporting, plus it will have a hugely positive impact on the local environment. We have a wonderfully compassionate and energetic team at Ashiyana, and we'd love you to get involved and support us too! So we welcome you on-board, knowing that together we can create lasting, positive change in Alto Paraiso. In fact Chris' vision is expansive, and once we've made a success of the R3volution Project here, we'll begin to spread our efforts to other areas around the world. Is there a risk? Some may view building and running a retreat in uncharted territory as a risky business, but rest assured that we've had 12 year's experience of running a successful retreat in Goa, India. Here's what Chris said about founding Ashiyana Goa: "Whilst my intentions when buying the land were pretty humble, it seems that life had other ideas. Ashiyana has grown to become quite a substantial community - providing a home away from home to many thousands of guests, employment to 50, predominantly, local Indians, and support for a large array of social projects. Ashiyana has become the manifestation of a dream that I had a long time ago. But it has become so much more than I’d imagined, and because of the efforts of many people, and a few key people in particular, it is now a world-renowned yoga retreat and community that has spawned hundreds of yoga teachers, many thousands of happy guests, and is a fundamentally important element of the local community." We know that there will be challenges along the way, but we've set up an amazing network in Alto Paraíso and the team is primed and ready to complete Phase 1 of our beautiful project! Everything is in place, and with your help we can move it forward... There is always a way to help! If a cash contribution is tricky for you at the moment, there are many other ways that you can help - the most important being to share our campaign as far and wide as possible! Indiegogo is a great platform with plenty of tools to use for this purpose, so, if money is tight but you like our project, do please share it around your network of friends. We would be so grateful, and you truly would be a part of our R3volution!Donate Now
Overview You never have to brush your teeth again! Amabrush is the world's first, fully automatic toothbrush. This patent pending device brushes all your teeth at once, fully automatic, and finishes in just ten seconds. All you have to do is press a single button, wait ten seconds, and you’ll have perfectly clean teeth! You never have to brush your teeth again! Amabrush is the world's first, fully automatic toothbrush. This patent pending device brushes all your teeth at once, fully automatic, and finishes in just ten seconds. All you have to do is press a single button, wait ten seconds, and you’ll have perfectly clean teeth! AMABRUSH is not being offered for sale until a commercialized design is finalized and manufactured. Due to high demand, estimated shipping will be no longer February 2018. More and specific information about ETA will follow in January 2018! Thank you for understanding and for your patience. Let's face it: brushing your teeth is not exactly the sexiest thing on Earth. You have to squeeze, scrub, gargle, spit, rinse and floss every morning and evening, every day of your life. Many of us hate brushing our teeth so much that we avoid doing so whenever possible—even though we know we shouldn’t... Brushing our teeth at least twice a day maintains good dental health. This is why we invented Amabrush—a device three years in the making with a single goal: to make toothbrushing quicker, automatic, and more efficient so you have more time for the relevant things in your life. Amabrush with Wireless Charging Station (included in Amabrush Pro packages) Amabrush with Wireless Charging Station (included in Amabrush Pro packages) USB-C instead of micro-USB! We got this request really often, and we too think that this is a great way to build Amabrush with top-notch technology right from the beginning. Many of you demanded such an upgrade, and your request is our command! Furthermore, we will offer a lid with integrated UV light as an add-on. This protects the mouthpieces of Amabrush from dust and other environmental influences, and sanitizes the mouthpieces with UV light. This is able to store and sanitize two mouthpieces. This is an accessory for the mouthpiece-storage-attachment (that comes included in the pro version). It features a door with a hinge, a mirrored interior panelling in order to get the most out of the UV lamp, and is a great addition in order to keep Amabrush hygienic and clean. You can add the add-ons to your order after the campaign ends. Choose between various different add-ons. The images above shown are for illustration purpose only! We'll offer a traveller case in order to store your Amabrush conveniently and hygienic when you are on vacation. Furthermore, our charging station will be modular. That means, if you use Amabrush on your own, you can simply detach the mouthpiece slots that are designed to store additional mouthpieces. All pro versions come with a charging station and two slots included. What's more, we will offer a tongue cleaner made out of the same antibacterial material, in order to keep your tongue smooth and clean. You can find additional details and choose these items after the campaign ends. Your request is our command! We will integrate Bluetooth to all of our rewards at no additional cost. With our Amabrush App for iOS & Android, you are able to connect to your Amabrush unit and make use of various possibilities. You can set different vibration modes (gum massage, whitening, burst mode, ...), configure cleaning time, reorder replacement parts and do many things more! Amabrush is made out of three parts: The Mouthpiece The Handpiece The Toothpaste Capsules Antibacterial Material The flexible mouthpiece has built-in micro-channels that transport the toothpaste to your teeth. The mouthpiece is made of antibacterial silicone that kills 99.99% of all bacteria and features 3D-arranged bristles on both sides to clean your teeth. It’s soft enough to prevent gum damage but strong enough to clean your teeth precisely. It can be cleansed by normal rinsing, as you would do it with regular toothbrushes. Brushing Technique The bristles are directed in a 45° angle against your gingival cuff. This simulates the Bass method, which is recommended by dentists and experts. The bristles are comparable to soft-bristled toothbrushes. This ensures the most comfortable, safest toothbrushing and makes gum-damage impossible. We work closely with dentists and dental universities to address two concerns: clean teeth and no gum damage. Single Size We analyzed over 2,000 different jaws from adult females and males. The small difference between both genders is smoothed out by the flexible material of the mouthpiece. The used material has the characteristic to fit every jaw with no abnormal teeth displacements. Replacement As with regular manual toothbrushes and electric toothbrush heads, the mouthpiece should be replaced every 3-6 months. Many studies prove that used bristles are not as effective in terms of plaque removal, as new ones. A single mouthpiece will cost €6. Electronics The handpiece contains all of the complex technology. It creates strong vibrations with an amplitude of 9.5G to oscillate the bristles and clean your teeth. A clever algorithm ensures the generation of different vibrations. This results in a coordinated movement of the bristles, which are designed to have different resonant frequencies. 10 Seconds Amabrush can brush your teeth in just 10 seconds, because all your teeth are cleaned simultaneously. Even in this 10 seconds, every tooth surface is cleaned longer compared with common toothbrushes. If you brush your teeth for the recommended 120 seconds with a regular toothbrush (manual or electric), every surface gets brushed for just 1.25 seconds (given the fact that you have 32 teeth and every teeth has three surfaces). Amabrush brushes all your surfaces for whole 10 seconds. This means: every tooth surface gets brushed 8x longer and the total toothbrushing duration is 12x quicker. Pump, Battery & Charging A built-in mechanism foams and delivers the right amount of toothpaste to your teeth, and the integrated battery lasts for 28 sessions of toothbrushing. So if you go on vacation without the charging station, you can brush your teeth for at least two weeks twice a day. The handpiece also comprises a low-energy wireless charging module (Qi). So yes, you could even use your wireless smartphone charger to charge Amabrush. Sharing A magnetic connection on the handpiece gives you the opportunity to use Amabrush with different people. Simply put the mouthpiece near the handpiece, and the strong magnet will automatically do the rest for you. We were told that "it really works like magic," and we think the same. Notice: if you want to share Amabrush with different people, you just need a single handpiece! Everyone needs their own mouthpiece, but you don't have to get a separate handpiece for every person! Replacement & Varieties The toothpaste capsules are simply placed into the handpiece, automatically providing the perfect amount of toothpaste each time you brush your teeth. A single capsule lasts for more than a month, costs €3 and is available in three different, FDA-approved varieties: Extra Fresh (blue), Whitening (white) and Sensitive (rose - without fluoride). The toothpaste is specially formulated as it needs to be more liquid than regular ones. You can also use your own toothpaste with Amabrush, by simply refill our refillable toothpaste capsules, or by applying it directly to the mouthpiece. Manufacturing The toothpaste is formulated and produced by a major toothpaste manufacturer with a history of over 100 years. This manufacturer fulfills the quality norm DIN EN ISO 13485 and the requirements of IFS Household and Personal Care Products, and was one of the first manufacturers in Europe retrieving the IFS-HPC certificate. Amabrush is not meant to be better than your regular toothbrush. Wait, what? That's true! Regular toothbrushes (manual and electric) are tools. And tools are only as good as the person using it! The key thing is that most of us use them wrong, or even worse, are not using them at all. Brushing teeth is a job where you must be highly concentrated. Toothbrushes should be held like pencils, so that pressure is as light as possible. The bristles should be soft, in order to not damage your gums. And you should just wiggle the toothbrush with subtle vibrations, instead of doing long strokes. Electric toothbrushes are handled differently than manual ones. With them, you shouldn't stroke at all. These toothbrushes are designed to be held in place, so that the micro vibrations of the bristles can do their job (they wiggle for you). Amabrush covers all of the recommended methods. The bristles are aligned in a 45° angle against the gum line, and are soft enough in order to rub instead to scratch (like nylon bristles). And the pressure against your teeth is light. Subtle vibrations move the bristles, which allows them to remove plaque and keep your gums undamaged. Amabrush is for people like us - who just brush their teeth because they have to, and not because they want to. Amabrush was designed to make toothbrushing less annoying. Some of us hate toothbrushing so much, that we brush not concentrated enough, not long enough, not good enough, or not at all. And some of us simply can not brush correctly at all, because they are not able to do so. It is still under development, and currently for people with healthy gum and teeth. This is our goal. Right toothbrushing for everyone and automatically!Donate Now
Overview SPRYNG is the ultimate wireless, pneumatic compression wrap that relieves aches, speeds recovery, improves performance, and feels incredible! Using a patented WaveTech Compression Pattern, Spryng helps you recover with just 15 minutes of use anywhere, anytime. ➤ Relieve Aching Muscles ➤ Improve Circulation ➤ Faster Muscle Recovery ➤ Better Performance ➤ Feels Incredible! SPRYNG™ is an affordable, untethered, pneumatic compression wrap that helps improve circulation, athletic performance, and so much more. Whether you’ve had a rough leg day, spent hours sitting in a cubicle, or just finished a marathon, SPRYNG™ is the ultimate tool that you’ll love and use every day. Check out our interview with Digital Trends. What Is Active Compression? Active leg compression is a form of compression that mimics natural muscle contractions in your calves. It helps improve circulation, increase cellular oxygen supply, and stimulate tissue repair. Active Compression helps: By compressing your legs, you encourage circulation of blood where it needs the most support. This, in turn, can help reduce swelling and usher in fresh blood, nutrients, and lymphatic fluid to your legs to help accelerate healing and recovery. Supporting Circulation In Your Legs Due to gravity, your legs usually have the worst circulation in your body- especially if you’re standing or sitting all day. Without active circulation through your calves, blood will pool at your feet - resulting in swelling and pain. When your muscle pump remains inactive, you risk blood pooling, and inhibit circulation throughout your body (the blood in your feet is the same blood that is circulated through your heart and to your brain). This is why we focus on actively compressing your legs to help get that blood moving! The Benefits of Improved Circulation Active Compression is an effective way to improve circulation, flush lactic acid, and increase oxygenation to muscle tissues to get you back on your feet faster. Get more oxygen throughout your body and higher performance. Improved Circulation can help: Passive Compression Just Doesn’t Cut It You’ve likely encountered other compression tools such as socks, wraps, and sleeves. The main issue with these passive compression accessories is that they don’t do much when you’re in an office, plane, car, kitchen - anywhere you’ll be sitting or standing. Passive compression only provides support when you are using your muscle pump. In other words, they only work when you’re ALREADY active - in a workout or on a walk/run. This is where Active Compression comes in. Active Compression actively MIMICS the action of the calf muscle pump without you needing to do anything! The Beauty of Active Compression The Problem With Other Devices Current devices are ineffective or only accessible to professional athletes. These devices end up being bulky, covered in wires and hoses, not portable, and extremely expensive. They can have poor compression patterns that don’t use active compression, don’t match the muscle pump, or, worse, do more harm than good by pushing blood in the wrong direction. Bulky - complicated, heavy, not portable Expensive - reserved for high-paying professional athletes Poor Compression Pattern - dangerous and harmful The Power of SPRYNG™ Using our patent-pending WaveTech compression pattern, SPRYNG™ effectively mimics your skeletal muscle pump - which means it is the best way to help enhance your body’s natural circulatory flow. This means you get safe, powerful, and effective active compression that compliments your body’s natural rhythm. No reverse flow (which can get dangerous) - SPRYNG™ makes sure your blood goes where it needs to go, the way it’s supposed to go, faster and more effectively. Patent-Pending WaveTech Pattern Our unique patent-pending compression patterns actively and gently push your blood in the right direction and work with the natural flow of your body. They do this by mimicking the skeletal muscle pump that acts as a second heart - aiding the return of blood to your core to help reduce swelling and muscle injury. You’ll feel your blood circulating through your calves, up your thighs, and through your body fluidly and powerfully. Relax as your body enters accelerated flow. Strategic Pneumatic Pressure We compartmentalized the compression areas to three strategic parts of your calf to make sure we help maximize blood flow and the efficacy of the compression. Feel the powerful massage hit just the right spots. Targeted Compression Affects Your Whole Leg Not just for your calves! Improving circulation at the lower extremities naturally helps push blood upwards through your thighs towards the heart. As a result, the lower extremities of your legs are one of the best targets to help improve blood circulation. Synchronized Compression SPRYNG™ isn’t just synced with your naturally occurring muscle pump and blood circulation, it syncs with its adjoining pair automatically. Through the use of Infrared technology, each SPRYNG™ device connects and syncs with its pair to give you dual active compression. The patterns in each leg will be synced up and matched, so you have a cohesive and comfortable session in complete harmony. 3 Levels Of Intensity Simply press the intensity button to increase or decrease the level of compression intensity you want. Internal sensors ensure SPRYNG™ never pushes beyond your comfort, so you know you’re in good hands! Choose between two powerful compression patterns: 3 Steps To Setup Untethered Performance SPRYNG™ is completely wireless and tubeless. You can use it in whatever position and any situation. Simply strap it on and let it run! There’s nothing to plug in or connect - a fully untethered experience. Compact & Portable Not only is SPRYNG™ wireless, it’s also small and compact. You can easily fit it in your bag and even use it on a plane. Through its unique design and patent-pending compression pattern, you’ll get improved circulation throughout your entire leg with just a small area of compression. The device only wraps around your ankle and calves, so you can remain totally mobile without clunkiness or constraint. Feels Amazing Did we mention? SPRYNG™ feels absolutely incredible! We honestly can’t talk about it enough. The pneumatic compression is like a a deep tissue leg massage that helps circulate your blood, pull out pain, and relax your entire body. Check out what users had to say about it! Long-Lasting Battery SPRYNG™ has a powerful battery that can give up to 2.5 hours of active use. That means you can have up to 10 sessions before needing a recharge. The device can be easily recharged via micro-usb cable. One Size Fits Most Whether you have large legs or tiny calves, SPRYNG™ has you in mind. We used a one-size-fits-most model using velcro straps to attach the device. The straps are fully adjustable, so you can switch sizes quickly and easily. Machine-Washable Sweaty legs? Not a problem! The inner layer of SPRYNG™ can be removed and is 100% machine washable. Sustainable & Affordable Pneumatic active compression used to be reserved only for professional athletes, universities, and the uber-rich. Now, we’re bringing its performance enhancing powers to you for a tenth of the cost (that’s 90% off)! You’ll not just be getting the same effects, but you’ll have it better, faster, and much more portable than the rest. Throughout this process, we were heavily influenced and inspired by video games. We loved the artwork, design, and mechanics found in these fictional, digital worlds and wanted to create a regeneration tool like those seen in games. With SPRYNG™, we believe we got pretty close. Naturally, we felt our outer layer skin designs should reflect this achievement. So we designed our outer skins to have four unique colorways that draw homage to our favorite video game experiences. SPRYNG™ is your real-life power boost and looks it too! SPRYNG™ isn’t just for athletes! If you stand or sit a lot, you need to get blood circulating to stay healthy, relieve tired and achy legs, and help increase cognitive performance! This means Spryng is perfect for everyone! From DJs to Moms to CEOs and gamers, get higher level performance across all areas of life! We want our backers to have a great experience with SPRYNG™. We are doing everything in our power - from sourcing the best quality materials to rigorous quality control processes - to ensure that we would get the best product into the hands of our backers. As we are just starting up and offering SPRYNG™ at highly discounted prices on Kickstarter, we are only able to accept returns due to a manufacturing defect. Several years ago our team was focused on looking at one significant leg condition – diabetic neuropathy. When we dug deep into the realms of neuropathy we realized that a method called active compression could be a wonderful solution to this. That took us down the route of looking at active compression and the technologies we could use to achieve this. In our journey, the more we researched, the more we realized that active compression could not only offer a potential solution for diabetic neuropathy, but it had far more expansive potential therapeutic effects. It was something that could benefit tens of millions of people all over the world. Sadly, a lot of the active compression solutions that were out there were either very very expensive or were used in hospital settings that were inaccessible for many people. We wanted to do it differently. We wanted to bring active compression to everyone out there. Hence, we created Spryng! Through Spryng, we want to bring the benefits of active compression in an easy to use and affordable manifestation to all of you!Donate Now
Hello! Welcome to our Project Halo campaign page. We're a new start-up here in Toronto called koldtec and we plan to save the world, one headache at a time. No one should have to suffer through the pain and discomfort of headaches or migraines. We knew we could find a sophisticated solution - certainly better than just an ice pack and a dish cloth. Fortunately, we know a thing or two about engineered ice and wearable cooling gear, so we decided to take cold therapy to the next level and challenged ourselves to build an escape pod for your head. We asked our team, "if cold therapy is one of the most trusted, natural and effective means of managing headache pain - then how can we leverage design and technology to go from good to better to best?" We know we can't stop a headache or migraine from happening, or magically make it go away, but wouldn't it be great to have a better tool to deliver advanced cold therapy and help ease the discomfort? We reached out to our instagram community with a crowd-design request for a wish list - and this advanced cold therapy project - Project Halo - started to take shape. We set out to create the koldtec Halo with these main objectives in mind: wearable and hands-free targeted cold therapy, so the cold is delivered only where you need it most adjustable fit for loose and comfy or snug and secure flexible ice that can bend and contour to the natural shape of your head "sleep-able" meaning you could fall asleep with it on block out light and minimize sound sustainable fabrics and eco-friendly materials where ever possible locally made in Toronto We're happy to say....drumroll please...we did it! Our team combined all of these wonderful design and functionality features and brought the koldtec Halo to life. The escape pod for your head has been prototyped and tested; now it's all set and ready to go. We just need your support and financial commitment to flip the switch and begin production. What makes the koldtec Halo so gosh darn great? Perfect Fit We've designed the koldtec Halo with an adjustable fit, so you can wear it loose and comfy or snug and secure. We know that some folks like pressure and support - while others want a light and gentle touch. We've allowed for ample space as you ultimately select how much ice to load and where; for a custom fit that's personally tailored to you. Wearable Cooling Gear Say goodbye to holding an ice pack against your neck or a wet facecloth on your forehead. True Wearable Cooling Gear aka the koldtec Halo, gives you the freedom of mobility without having to compromise with ice that slides around, slips off, falls off or otherwise doesn't stay in contact with your body. Our internal ice pockets keep your cold locked-in and secure. The secret: we've sourced a low profile hook 'n loop that's molded, not woven - making it about 50% softer and thinner than traditional Velcro.Donate Now
Despite hypertension being identified as a leading risk factor for stroke, heart attacks, kidney failure and even dementia, it can be difficult for patients to keep up with the need to constantly monitor their hypertension and adjust their medication accordingly. Therefore, constantly monitoring blood pressure via wearable devices is becoming a trend nowadays. Incomparable Advantages of BP Doctor Smartwatch (1) To compare with traditional upper-arm oscillometric machines, BP Doctor has advantages in its size, portability, convenience, data volume, and monitoring frequency that traditional sphygmomanometer cannot assimilate. (2) The other “wearable blood pressure smartwatch” on the market tend to provide an estimate of blood pressure through pulse readings (which is not accurate), but BP Doctor takes a more traditional, and accurate route - by miniaturizing the components for traditional oscillometric measurement, using an inflatable cuff within the watch band to take an accurate blood pressure reading. And that makes BP Doctor unique and pioneer in the industry. The design of BP Doctor involved more than 30 new patents relating to its miniaturised pumps, valves and chips, some of which are no larger than a grain of rice. By miniaturizing the components for traditional oscillometric measurement, BP Doctor is capable of using an inflatable cuff within the watch band to take an accurate blood pressure reading just like a regular upper-arm oscillometric machine found in a doctor's surgery. Underneath the strap is a cuff that inflates to measure systolic and diastolic pressure via the oscillometric method. Basically, it’s the same technique used at your doctor’s office where they strap and inflate a cuff on your arm, except much smaller. Basically, BP Doctor has no difference in measuring method and data accuracy compared to the traditional upper-arm medical blood pressure monitor. Except it's much smaller, convenient and comprehensive in use.Donate Now
NeoMano is a wearable, soft robotic hand created by Neofect that enables and empowers people with hand paralysis to perform daily activities. It fits over the thumb, index, and middle finger while leaving the other fingers and part of the hand uncovered. With the use of NeoMano, people with hand paralysis have the ability to move their fingers in order to perform daily activities like hold and drink a cup of water, brush their teeth, or turn a doorknob to open a door. It does this by providing active grasp to maintain grip, followed by passive release. Neomano helps people gain independence and confidence in performing everyday tasks. Who can use NeoMano? The NeoMano is helpful for people with movement in their wrist and arm but little to no strength in their hands. This includes people who suffer from hand paralysis due to spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and nerve injury. Please note that the range of product use may differ by the diagnosis and individual hand function. How does NeoMano affect your life? Users can grasp a knife and exert force onto the utensil to cut food, such as fruits. Users can grasp a fork to pick up food and have a meal. Users can grasp a spoon to lift food and have a meal. If the wrist functions properly, Users can grasp a water bottle to pour water into a cup. Users can hold a cup to drink water. Other Activities that Users Can Do with NeoMano! Users can hold a toothbrush to brush their teeth. Users can hold a razor to shave. Users can hold a makeup brush to apply cosmetics. Users can hold a hair comb to brush their hair. Users can grab a brush to paint a picture. Users can read a book as they flip the pages. Users can hold a cellphone to make a phone call. "When I first saw the NeoMano device, I just immediately thought it would be helpful for somebody like Rachel. My hope with the glove is that she is going to eventually gain a whole lot more dexterity. Being able to pick up things with more ease is gonna be really significant. So now with this Neomano device, she can do more detailed stuff with her hands."Donate Now
Overview IntraAwareness has now expanded to its first dedicated, physical space we're calling the IntraAwareness Lifestyle Studio! Located in Uptown Minneapolis, this space is the culmination of 20 years of perseverance and dedication from IntraAwareness founders Jeremiah and Amanda. Contributing to this campaign means that you're helping build something special for our community. We are so excited to share this space with you when we open the IntraAwareness Lifestyle Studio in September 2019! The IntraAwareness Story IntraAwareness was created as a way to help people to connect to their resources to live their best life possible. Since 2011 we have been providing clients and community with classes and courses to elevate their lives in all for pyramids of life; Physical, Psychological, Spiritual and Financial. After creating a beautiful High Vibration community and tribe by word of mouth experiences and referrals, we are now ready to launch a variety of courses, classes, coaching programs and bodywork in one central studio! This community campaign will be used to simultaneously expand and focus our offerings from multiple locations to one central home located in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. Our first courses in the new studio have begun this summer, with public classes & courses starting Fall 2019. Your contribution will directly support the studio as we build and launch our courses and classes. All contributions will be received with an open heart and sincere gratitude as we launch into our next phase of consciously raising the vibration of humanity, one person at a time. Tell Me More About the IntraAwareness Lifestyle Studio We will be providing the community with weekly classes, courses and community-building events that will nourish a person's Holistic Lifestyle that includes the IntraAwareness 4-Pyramids of life; Physical, Psychological, Spiritual and Wealth. In addition, the IntraAwareness Lifestyle Studio will offer Dedicated space for personal coaching Massage therapy Grace & Harmony | Meditation Room Retail storefront with locally sourced high vibe products Career training courses and Fitness classesDonate Now
WHY MENTAL UN-HEALTH? My name is Shatai Joiner and my educational background is in mental health counseling and psychology. I have worked in the mental health field with children, teens, and adults in clinical and community settings. One common theme I've noted with people of all ages is SHAME, and I am aiming to BREAK THE STIGMA attached to mental illness. This podcast will create a platform for REAL people to share their stories (the good, bad and the f*cked up) with the world, with the hopes of reaching listeners who need to hear these experiences, and understand that they're not alone. Mental health is not openly talked about, even though Published studies report that about 25 percent of all U.S. adults have a mental illness and that nearly 50 percent of U.S. adults will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).Donate Now
Studies have shown that some special sounds can affect the body system of the autonomic nervous system that controls flight or fright and self-digestion, and has a related impact on the resting activity of the brain. Wooden pods have grooves of different sizes. When the beans jump between the grooves, they produce a crisp, sweet sound that relaxes the brain. Made from wood from Africa and Zambia, it feels smooth and delicate. African Blackwood is one of the most popular and expensive woods in the world. Zambia Bloodwood also has precious qualities, such as waxy and pretty color, make it an ideal choice for musical instruments and fine furniture. Its small size makes it ideal for carrying in your bag. Whether it's waiting in traffic jams or relaxing after studying, it can help you kill time and relax.Donate Now
Inside the Void... Go on an excursion "Inside the Void", where I inundate myself into the universe of buoyancy tanks and bring you curious to see what happens. A buoyancy tank is a sound-evidence, light-verification, best in class tank that is loaded up with water warmed to the specific temperature of the body- - 93.5 degrees Fahrenheit. You step inside, close the incubate entryway behind you, and buoy in the waters of your cognizance for an encounter that is difficult to overlook. Buoyancy tanks are known for making introsepctive, periodically "groundbreaking" encounters for the individuals who dare stay inside them. It is my firm convinction that the more mindful we are of our own inward issues, the better we can address the outer issues in our general surroundings. This documentary...is a top notch, professionaly-created picture of my own excursion into buoyancy tanks, yet additionally the business, study, and potential advantages for a tormented present day world that these tanks can have. YOU Can Be A Part of This Documentary, and Journey: "Inside the Void" is a top notch, connecting with, and inventive narrative depicting buoyancy tanks in the entirety of their secretive interest - however YOUR assistance is expected to finish the last form. Your commitments will help spread the expenses of: - Travel (conceivable trip to California to talk with Joe Rogan face to face) - Exclusive Interview Opportunities (appointments, travel, and so forth.) - Stock film and music - Equipment - Production (work hours, extra ability, and so forth.) Your Support Can Change the World? It is my conviction that the more we, as people, know about our very own inside issues, the more mindful we can happen to the outer issues that the world countenances. Buoyancy tanks give a one of a kind, remarkable open door for people to confront their internal feelings and clashes, allowing us to address and fathom the external hardships tormenting society. Your help, regardless of whether an immediate speculation/gift, or essentially SHARING this undertaking on Facebook and Twitter, will imply that YOU are a piece of the additional mindfulness that this narrative will bring to buoyancy tanks. The more individuals think about this remarkable, contemplative experience, the more might be available to trying it for themselves, and achieving the degrees of inward mindfulness that lead to increasingly cognizant, positive, and tranquil people...Donate Now
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