backcycler
Advanced Seating Comfort Technology
The BackCycler ® is a revolutionary combination of medical science and innovative engineering. Back pain is the #1 comfort problem when sitting. The solution? Continous spinal motion provided by the BackCycler's ® award-winning and patented air pillow technology. More...
About Our Company Backcycler, LLC was formed in 2005 to manage and license the BackCycler® technology. The company owns the four United States patents that broadly protect the BackCycler®'s provision of continuous spinal motion in seating and bedding. BackCycler® technology has been licensed to National Seating for heavy truck markets, and to Radiant Power Corporation for aircraft markets, and to Radiant Power Corp. for aircraft seating.

Opportunities for licensing are currently available for the following markets:

  • Direct to Consumer
  • Automotove
  • Bedding
  • Home (Recliners)
  • Office
  • Medical


  • The BackCycler® has achieved FDA listing and approval for prescription through the United States Veteran's Administration. Many thousands of people with low back pain responsive to lordosis exercise and positioning can benefit from the BackCycler®'s continuous passive lumbar motion.

    Companies with medical device development and marketing interest are encouraged to pursue this unique opportunity. (contact us)
    Key Personnel Chairman: George Ewins has extensive experience with the BackCycler®, having served as a director of the former company, Ergomedics, the original BackCycler® manufacturer. He was a First Vice President and Investment Manager of Merrill Lynch.
    President: Rowland Hazard, MD is the inventor of the BackCycler®. He is a leading researcher in the field of back pain. He is a Professor of Orthopaedics and Medicine at the Dartmouth Medical School.
    Senior Advisor: Jack McMullen brings an extensive legal and business background to Backcycler, LLC. He is is the Managing Principal of the Cambridge Meridian Group, Inc, a strategy-consulting firm that serves Fortune 500 and technology-based companies. Jack previously taught business strategy at Harvard Law School and was a research associate and university officer at the Harvard Business School. He serves, or has served, on the Boards of three NASDAQ-listed technology companies as well as 12 other privately funded, chiefly technology-oriented companies. In that capacity, he helps to build value for the venture capital investors backing the companies.

    From 1993 to 1997 he was an informal advisor to Senator Bradley (D-NJ). In 2004 he was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate from Vermont.

    Jack is a Navy veteran who served on the staff of Admiral Rickover overseeing the retrofit of advanced technology reactors into the Navy’s nuclear fleet.

    He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Columbia University in Applied Physics and Engineering and received a JD with Honors from Harvard Law School and an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was elected a First Year Baker Scholar.