A featured product on MSNBC, Wristelite™ was designed to be what the stationary wrist rest was intended to be. It is made of super light neoprene fabric, and the inside is filled with ergonomic and supportive memory foam. This wrist support promotes comfort while typing on the computer keyboard, scrolling with the computer mouse, writing by hand and reading. Beyond just function, with its sleek design, bold colors, and reversible band, Wristelite™ is a wearable fashion accessory, yet equally functions as an office supply. Its goal is to replace other stationery wrist support items on the market within the next seven to ten years.
Latitude Solutions LLC launched the Wristelite™ project in the fall of 2005. The intention was to introduce a more comfortable and wearable wrist support device for computer users. Like many who use computers for word processing and graphic productions, its president and chief designer, Jean Marseille, had experienced some mild swelling and discomfort in his right wrist some years earlier. This concern prompted him to spend over two years of careful design coupled with exhaustive research and development to produce a different kind of wrist support. Later that year, Mr. Marseille enlisted the assistance of Hans Fulcher of Fulcher Design International (FDI). The latter had over 20 years in the industrial design industry with extensive experience in research and development, field-testing, marketing, branding, and fulfillment. He is also a lifelong expert in the transportation industry. Below are some pictures of an earlier incarnation of Wristelite™. This is the same model that was featured in MSNBC's "Your Business." A brief clip of the show can be seen after the last paragraph.
Mr. Fulcher had initially contributed to the Wristelite™ project as a Design Consultant and Prototype Fabricator in 2005. A year later, Mr. Fulcher would propose making a custom line of the invention geared primarily towards luxury travelers. He also envisioned some additional features such as a mini pocket for MP3 players and insertion slots for wristwatches (See below). In collaboration with Fulcher Design International, Latitude Solutions LLC introduced the custom version of Wristelite™ during an episode of MSNBC’s “Your Business” television program on June 17, 2007.