The Darma App Notes Posture and Heart Rate While Sitting

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 13, 2014
References: itunes.apple & engadget
According to the creators of the Darma app, "Sitting is the smoking of our generation." There are plenty of apps that help you monitor activity when you're moving, but Darma is like an inactivity tracker that's connected to a seat cushion to keep tabs on your health.

The cushion utilizes extremely thin sensors to record your heart rate, breathing patterns and posture. All this information is transmitted to the app via Bluetooth 4.0 and graphically shows how many times you stand up per day, how long you sit for at a time, as well as your "sitting age."

The inspiration for this app comes from the many hours that people spend sitting at work, which can lead to back problems, stress and other health issues.