Device of the week: Upright Go [IoT]

Upright Go uses vibrations and behavioural science to design a posture correction device + app. Simply put, “You slouch, it vibrates”.

It is almost genius how a simple tilt/gyro sensor with a vibration motor can be used to correct/improve something as complicated as spine and postural health.

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upright GO sketch

Analysis:

While the size and the usability of Upright Go is perfect, coupled with the mobile app, it is a fantastic device with versatility and provides effective results.

Physically, instead of having a button for the users to press when they want to switch off the vibration or change settings etc, they can include motion sensors where a shrug of the shoulders can create a feedback to the app or device.

Software-wise, it would be interesting if vibration patterns can be selected to ensure the brain/senses are not dulled from the same vibration feedback after long usage. Maybe even through vibrations, the device can advise users on how much adjustment to make to sit upright.

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