The modern world is almost entirely dominated by electronics and many people today find themselves stationary for hours at a time, whether it be sitting behind a monitor at an office or behind a steering wheel. While being stationary, many individuals inherently suffer from poor posture which can cause many long lasting negative effects for overall health, being detrimental both mentally and physically. To solve this epidemic problem, our group has designed a wearable system that will detect when a user hunches and then notify them through a small, continuous vibration that will stop once the user goes back to proper posture. As a result, the user is able to target their posture habits directly. Our product will be entirely battery powered and last at least 20 hours as well as have wirelessly charging, and users will be able to connect with the device over bluetooth to view progress.
- Detect User posture using curvature sensor
- Vibrate at the most problematic area to notify user’s bad posture instead of forcing the user in uncomfortable position
- Help user to create good habit through their own effort