The small smart posture corrector is worn on the back and alerts the user any time they slouch with a gentle vibration. Over time, this helps the wearer form new habits while building the muscles that help maintain good posture.
Many things cause bad posture, including slouching, sitting for too long at the computer, weak muscles and certain jobs involving manual work. Kinetic has developed a belt wearable that helps reduce workplace injuries due to unsafe movements by sensing movements. Poor posture can lead to symptoms such as back pain, muscle tiredness and long-term impact on health.
Traditional postural aids are harness-like. They are uncomfortable and do little for building up muscles to maintain correct posture when the harness is removed. Strack, a small wearable device developed in India, provides long-term improvements more comfortably.
The product is worn on the back either by adhesive directly to the skin or attached inside a shirt. A new user begins by calibrating the device with the companion mobile app, so Strack knows what is ideal for the individual.
Any time the wearable device detects a slouch, it gently vibrates to remind the wearer to self-correct. This encourages the wearer to create new behaviours and strengthen muscles required for good posture. Strack can train the user in only thirty days to form new habits and avoid slouching entirely. A study with 200 people has shown that slouch count reduces by 50% in a significant number of users.
The app allows users to monitor their daily, weekly, and monthly progress. Users can follow posture-improving workouts through the app to help them reach their goals. The Strack app reminds users to stand up and do a brief period of stretching every hour to avoid stiffness from sitting in the same position for too long.