Best Wearables For Posture Correction
, by Anusiya M, 3 min reading time
Prolonged sitting or wrong sitting posture has become the root cause of a lot of health issues. Keeping that in mind, companies are coming up with wearable tech to help improve your posture. So, we are bringing you a comprehensive list of wearables that are already in the market and some that will be soon available.
Buy at 50,000 INRUpright's original posture trainer was designed to help with lower back issues and now the successor will address your original posture trainer.Fix the Upright Go to your back and it will enable you to correct your posture through feedbacks on preventing aches and muscular pain. With the avatar in the companion app, you can get a live peak into your posture.It also tells you how many hours you spend just sitting around. The device is on sale, so go get your own.
Buy at 6,000 INRThe Lumo Lift is to worn below your collarbone and as close to the body as possible.This magnetic device consists of a small plastic oblong sensor. In order to set it up, you need to stand upright with shoulders back and double tap the sensor to confirm.Every time you slouch, the Lift will buzz reminding you sit up straight. This device can also measure steps taken and calories burned.
Buy at 18,500 INRThese connected fitness tights are designed by Sydney-based fashion tech startup Wearable X, and are perfect for yoga enthusiasts.With the help of haptic pulses, this connected garment will provide gentle pulses at the hips, knees and ankles to induce you to move and correct your posture.The Nadi X tights come in XS, S, M and L and are available in four styles Midnight, Midnight with mesh, Black/White with mesh and Navy/Gray with mesh.
Buy at 15,000 INRThis is not wearable but a sensor-equipped memory-foam cushion.This app-enabled smart cushion will monitor posture, sitting habits and stress levels and then send the data to an Android or iOS device.Given that sedentary behavior is linked to obesity, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome or premature death, 15,000 INR is a small price to pay for this smart cushion.
Will be available at 16,000 INRAustrian-based startup Stapptronics has come up with a smart insole that can fit inside your shoe and carry out posture and gait analysis, weight measurements and even send notifications regarding potential skeletal deformities.It took about 18 months by a dedicated team to design a working prototype. The team included medical professionals in the field of podiatry.The Stappone smart insole completed successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns in 2018 and might start shipping before the end of the year.
Vitali Everyday Smart Bra
Will be available at 9,500 INRThe Vitali Everyday Smart Bra works a little differently - it doesn't comment on your posture but uses your posture to determine your stress level. It combines your posture data with breathing rate and heart rate variability to determine how stressed you are.For instance, the companion app will tell you that your posture slips around 3pm, thereby telling you that your stress level is shooting up. Now you are aware of that time period as a point of stress and can make adjustments.The bra has been designed with comfort in mind so it can take you from your gym to your workplace. Though the launch has been delayed, it may reach you by 2018.
Opter PoseWill be available at 9,500 INRPose is feature-packed unisex bamboo pendant that combines a UV sensor, blue light sensor and motion sensors to help correct your form.It uses the angle of your chest to track your posture and will then vibrate to tell you whether you need to sit upright or stand straight Opter received a funding of around 30 lakh INR but the launch may take a bit longer.
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