“We sit too much,” she says.
According to a recent report the ill effects of sitting, covered by USA Today, reducing the time we sit to less than three hours per day could add two years to our lives.
Hotseat, targeted to large companies, gives employees little reminders to get out of their seats and take a break. The app provides a whole slew of activities you can do, like playing games with your coworkers or doing in-office exercises.
Melmed, who founded a Philly-based consulting firm specializing in workplace wellness called context communication, say she’s looking to pilot the app with employers and is in talks with some firms. She’s also looking for financial backing.
Hotseat was designed by Boston-based shop MadPow.
Melmed, 47, lives in Bella Vista with her husband and two daughters.