John Godoy wanted to come up with something that would ‘take the guilt out of sitting’ while watching TV or working at a desk.
The HOVR started off life as the Eterna Chair. A device that offered a way to work out with natural micro-movements.
The Active Footrest became the biggest attraction as it offered users a way to work out from virtually anywhere.
The footrest went through several iterations in order to become sleeker and more efficient.
And then John Harada had an epiphany and decided to try and hang the device. From this point onward the team pursued suspension-based designs. Soon the HOVR we know today started to take shape.
The device went through several more design iterations. The team experimented with many different suspension designs, as well as improvements to the HOVR itself.
After 5 long years, countless prototypes, and endless testing, HOVR was unveiled on Indiegogo on April 11th, 2016.