Life of Back Pain Inspires Hanover Man's Invention - Brittany Wilson
John Rutty, 80, of Hanover has a long history of back problems. In 2002, he built the first prototype of the Backjack, a lightweight, portable device that helps alleviate back pain and discomfort. The device can be strapped to a car seat or office chair and looks similar to a padded chair back with arm rests and an adjustable lumbar support made from memory foam.
Duracart launched an online Backjack store Jan. 4 on the crowdfunding platform indiegogo.com.