Position-correcting innovations help poor posture epidemic
Implications - According to the National Institutes of Health, about 80 percent of Americans, at some point in their lives, will experience back pain, often caused by poor posture. One of the reasons for our prevalent bad posture is the increased number of office jobs, in which sitting for 8 hours a day (and subsequently going home to sit even more on the couch) is causing more cases of neck and back stress, which further induces us to slump and slouch. However, designers are now creating anti-slouch innovations, which help to correct poor posture when it happens. While some of these devices are offbeat and unusual, they provide a nice start to solving the growing poor posture epidemic.
1. Anti-slouch Posture Devices - Designers are now creating anti-slouch innovations, which help to correct poor posture when it happens.
2. Ergonomic Furniture Design - Furniture companies are focusing more and more on ergonomic designs as more people join the office workforce.
3. Wearable Posture Technology - New wearable technology such as posture correcting belts have emerged to monitor and correct slouching.
1. Healthcare - The healthcare industry can use these anti-slouch innovations to treat and prevent chronic back pain caused by poor posture.
2. Furniture Manufacturing - The furniture industry can develop ergonomic designs to create comfortable furniture that prioritize spinal support and also caters to those who work from home.
3. Wearable Technology - Wearable technology industries can expand into the posture correction market to create wearable devices that help correct slouching and improve posture.