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Wearable Device Helps Perfect Posture

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The device is attached to users' lower backs and passively trains them on how to sit and stand upright.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 9 july 2014

Studies have shown that good posture has a positive effect on one’s overall well-being. Good posture can not only help prevent back pain and other related health issues that crop up, but it also helps people feel more confident and positive.

UpRight is a wearable device designed to help users attain perfect posture as well as prevent future back pain.

The wearable device, which is currently raising funds on Indiegogo, is a small and discreet device that attaches to users’ lower backs with a hypoallergenic adhesive and passively trains them to sit and stand upright within just a few weeks.

The device constantly monitors the user’s posture and gently vibrates to alert them to sit or stand upright when they start to slouch. UpRight gradually mends bad posture habits by strengthening back muscle memory and lowers the chances of back pain in the future. The device works using an accelerometer, multi sensors and an advanced algorithm that processes the user’s data.

UpRight can be worn on the go, passively training users to adjust their posture while they’re working on their computers, meeting with clients, or hanging out with friends. Users will be able to start using the device for only 15 minutes each day and, as their back muscles strengthen, they can use the device for longer periods. After two to three weeks, it becomes second nature for users to maintain good posture even without the device attached to their backs.

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The device works in tandem with an app that gives real-time updates, as well as help users correct their posture by following a training program that’s customized to them. Users can also follow and support friends or family who are also using UpRight.

The wearable device is reminiscent of the Darma cushion, a smart cushion that nudges users when they have been sitting in one position too long to get them to stand up and walk around for a few minutes – encouraging healthy posture as well as a less sluggish lifestyle.

UpRight has already exceeded its $70,000 goal on Indiegogo, raising more than $125,000 with a little over a week to go in the campaign.

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