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The Philips Ergosensor Reminds Users to Sit Up Straighter at Their Desks

 - Apr 12, 2012
References: philips & gizmag
The Philips ErgoSensor is a computer version of a mom's reminder to to stand up straighter and correct that posture.

Built into the top of a 24-inch 1080p LCD screen, the sensor can detect the angle that the user's neck is bent at and whether or not it is an appropriate distance from the screen. If the user is slouching and slumping in their chair, the software will aware them and offer pointers on how to sit properly.

In an age where most people are hovering in front of their computers for a full workday, the sensor will serve as a helpful reminder to stop hunching and give their back and neck a break.

The sensor also monitors the user's movements so it can determine how long they have been in front of, or away from, the computer and can tell them when they need to step away from the screen and relax for a bit.