Ergo-PAD, 2009 Columbus Foundation Community Grant

Written by on October 20, 2009 in 2009, Columbus Foundation Community Grant, Team

Ergo-PAD (Ergonomic Posture Alignment Device)

Carmel Valley Middle School
San Diego, CA

Problem: Poor body posture when using computers.

Solution: Ergo-PAD: A specialized seat cushion that uses sensory feedback to train people to develop healthy posture while sitting at a computer.

The finalist teams were judged for the practicality of implementing their idea. The winning team received the $25,000 Stephen J. Moses Community Grant to take back to their community to make their innovation a reality. In 2009 the Award was named in honor of the late Stephen J. Moses, a Foundation Board of Trustees member for many years.


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