Maintaining a healthy posture can do wonders for one’s back and can even improve how others view you. We reported previously on devices like the LUMOback and UpRight that are worn on the lower back and provide timely feedback about one’s posture via a paired smartphone. Now a new device called PosturePulse has found its way to KickStarter and the design team behind it is raising funds to help bring it to market.
The PosturePulse is a sensor-laden belt worn around the waist, which monitors the angle of the wearer’s back and vibrates whenever the person takes on an improper posture for more than seven seconds. This is quite different from the other electronic monitors that are basically trackers for your back, pairing up with smartphones to provide users all sorts of info about their posture throughout the day. The PosturePulse has a single goal and that is to keep your back straight, so it’ll let you know when you should straighten up but it won’t tell you how you’ve been doing.
Besides wearing it around the waist, the PosturePulse can also be strapped to the back of an office chair to provide the same kind of monitoring and feedback without having to put it on. It takes only a push of a button to activate it and after putting it on the waist or chair, it’s ready to go without any other setup. You can pre-order the device via Kickstarter, but first check out this video presenting the PosturePulse:
Kickstarter campaign: PosturePulse: The posture sensor worn on your waist or chair…