The UpRight Posture Correction Device Detects Bends in Your Lower Back

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 22, 2014
References: uprightpose & gizmag
'UpRight is an ingenious posture correction device that sticks to your lower back and delivers a gentle vibration when you begin to slouch. The device consists of a small silicone stick that is placed over the lower spine via adhesive strip. Measuring 11 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm, the UpRight has a built-in accelerometer and 'strain sensor' which detect harmful spinal bends.

Users must first calibrate UpRight to inform it as to their correct body posture. The strain sensor then measures the UpRight's position and the position of the spine. By combining this with data from the accelerometer, UpRight can give users feedback on their posture, vibrating when they need a reminder to sit or stand up straight.

The developers of this innovative posture correction device have turned to Indiegogo to try and raise funds for testing and production of the product.