Future of Health: Wearable Technology Improves Posture

Future of Health: Wearable Technology Improves Posture

Sensors embedded into the fabric of clothing can help wearers remain conscious of unhealthy habits.

Kyle Studstill
  • 8 june 2010

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Future of Health- Wearable Technology Improves Posture

Focused on addressing the posture concerns facing desk and office workers, wearable technology design ideas are emerging that make sitting straight a more natural task. One execution of this idea is the Posture Sensing Shirt, designed by manufacturer PostureTek. This garment contains an tension-sensitive device that monitors tension in the shirt’s interwoven micro-filaments; when this sensor detects a slouched position, a small vibration notifies the wearer.

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