Use the stem as a handle and take The Apple with you wherever you go!
“As an Occupational Therapist I figured there was a need for some support under the forearms closest to the body when we sit and work with our hands. In ergonomics this area is called the Green Zone, and good support under the arms in this region helps reduce neck, shoulder and lower back tension while sitting.”
The Apple is a furniture-like cushion for your arms similar to what a footstool is for your legs.
It’s a multifunctional cushion designed to support a better body position and help reduce neck, shoulder and lower back tension when sitting.
Place The Apple in your lap, rests your arms on it and enjoy the benefits of having the weight lifted off your shoulders while relaxing, working and playing.
The Apple is particularly popular amongst those who do handicrafts like knitting, crochet or video-gaming and research has shown that The Apple reduces muscle tension when using it as support under the forearms while working on a computer.
The inner loop of The Apple consists of a rubber string which makes it possible to tighthen it further around your waist.
We suggest using The Apple in various ways to get the desired function and support.
By placing The Apple in a U-shape around your waist in front of your body it allows you to correct your shoulder position by resting the force of the arms on the cushion while sitting. This position alleviates the weight from your neck and shoulders and also reduces back strain. You‘ll be pleased to find that you’re able to maintain a better sitting position with this kind of support, both while working and relaxing.
The cushion can be used for lower back support in the lumbar region either when you sit up straight or lean back on a sofa. By using the cushion behind your back in this way you can also get good arm support alongside your body.
It’s also possible to tighten The Apple around your waist to support your hands while standing upright.
As a cushion it has numerous possibilites. When lying down place it between your legs, under your legs to elevate them, under your head or arm, just relax and get creative, that’s what we’re all about.
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What our satisfied customers and experts have to say?
“I bought The Apple-cushion as I thought it would work well with knitting. I suffered a whiplash to my neck and therefore always have to struggle with pain in my arms, and The Apple really helps. It has supported me and comforted me through an uncountable number of stitches that became usable garments. Then I enrolled in a demanding university course in middle age and The Pear and The Apple supported me while reading a huge number of heavy books and endless computer work and made it possible for me to change place and position, go from an office chair to the sofa and then up to bed, and thus everything went better, both for my body and my soul. The Apple and The Pear have also gone with me for long drives where my body feels infinitely better if they hug me and support my valuable arms and hands. And then they always look new even after 6 years of use, and so smart!”
“My Apple-cushion from Bara has been with me for the last 5 years. I crochet and knit a great deal every day, whether at home, elsewhere or in the car. The Apple makes it possible for me to do all this as long as I want to. I usually take the cushion with me, whether I am going abroad, out into the countryside or just next door, when I know that I am going to knit or crochet when I get there. When I use the cushion I can really relax my shoulders, which is a wonderful feeling while doing handwork. In fact, I often use it even though I am doing nothing… it’s just so nice to sit and hold it.”
“I highly recommend The Bara support cushions for women with edema in the arms. Both The Apple and The Pear provide good support under the lower arm and reduce the strain on the shoulders and arms. The support cushions from Bara have helped many of my patients feel better and made it possible for them to rest their arms in a comfortable position and even to do light handiwork despite the swelling.”
“The Apple from Bara is indispensable and I use it more or less all day. I hold it in my lap in the morning when I read the paper and get my morning coffee. Always when I sit doing handicrafts or using a computer. In the evening while I watch TV. The Apple is also an integral part of a trip by car to rest my hands and shoulders. Thanks you Bara.”
“I’d like to share my experience with you regarding The Apple and Pear-cushions from Bara. I’ve used them for a number of years. I use the larger cushion, The Pear during the night, but the smaller (The Apple) I use in the car while driving and during my daily routine. I find the fabric non-slippery and the material in the cushions helps me tremendously to adjust the angle of my arm. These qualities enable me to do more work than I could do without them. In my case these Bara-cushions have made a lot of difference. I’m a former breast cancer patient and today I’m fighting extreme edema in one arm. It’s no secret that these cushions have enhanced my life. I’m extremely pleased to have them. They have undoubtedly made my life much easier.”