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|Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:51 pm Post subject: Feel the Vibe and Move your Body
|Nanosensor Technology Monitors Stance, Corrects Slouching
The iposture measures the angle of the upper body and alerts you to
significant deviation from the initial setting.
The smallest, most user-friendly posture improvement device on the market has been created to serve as an aid to men and women in improving their posture, which in turn, not only benefits their health but also enhances their appearance.
The iPosture was developed to be the smallest, most user-friendly posture improvement device on the market. Using nanosensor technology, it learns the user's correct posture, senses when the user slouches by measuring the angle of the body and signals the user to correct his or her posture. It can be worn as a pendant, clipped to clothing or adhered directly to the skin.
Image credit: iposture.com
The secret of the iPosture is WINS TM , or Wearable Intelligent Nano-Sensor, a microchip that monitors stance several times every second. This intuitive technology senses any deviation greater than just three degrees from the chosen posture that lasts longer than one minute , and it alerts the user with a continuous vibration until posture is corrected. Specialied software filters spurious movements, which allows the iPosture to adapt to a variety of activities and body types. It can be worn clipped to the shirt or bra, as a necklace, or attached to the skin with special adhesive patches.
The iPosture is designed to be worn for approximately four hours per day for the first two to four weeks in order to improve posture by ingraining good behaviors in the user. Once a user learns to correct him- or herself, he or she will continue to do so even when not wearing the device.
Its inventor, Memphis-based neurologist Moacir Schnapp, M.D, commented: “I realized that improving posture requires a multi-pronged approach, and I wanted to create a device that could help people improve their posture as they go about their day”
He added: “We often forget how much posture affects how we look and feel, as well as how it influences how people perceive us. Everyone is afraid of developing a ‘pooch' or ‘beer belly,' but we don't realize the role poor posture can play in that. Posture directly affects how tall and thin we look – and how confident we appear to others – but we are all so busy we hardly have time to think about it. The iPosture is designed to do the thinking for us.”