Maintaining a proper posture is not only socially beneficent, but is good for overall health. For most of human history, since being a caveman went out of fashion, the most common way of maintaining good posture was your mother’s frequent reminders to straighten up. A new device called UpRight, being funded through a crowdsourced Indiegogo campaign, aims to continuously monitor your posture and provide quantitative data and real-time feedback to help you keep straight without the motherly nagging.
The UpRight is attached to the lower back with a hypoallergenic adhesive. It’s a flexible device that can detect how much strain is put on it and the angle it’s positioned. A vibrating motor inside can gently warn the wearer whenever it detects the person has taken on an unhealthy posture. A smartphone/tablet app is used to control the UpRight, as well as to review one’s posture data. There are even training exercises within the app that are supposedly meant to help improve posture within a few weeks.
Here’s a presentation of the UpRight for the Indiegogo campaign:
Indiegogo campaign: UpRight – Improve your posture and prevent back pain…