by Tommy Ly
July 3, 2012
Having good posture is like starting a new diet; it's beneficial when you commit to it, but it's tough to stay on top of. In the time it took to write that sentence, I've gone from a fairly upright position, to being hunched over my keyboard wondering what went wrong. There are many benefits to having good posture, and the LUMOback will make sure you experience them. The LUMOback is a wireless posture sensor that, when paired with its companion app, reminds you when you're slouching. Let's take a look at the LUMOback in action: Like the Hone Kickstarter project, the LUMOback uses Bluetooth to pair with your iDevice. Once connected, the sensor (which is worn like a belt) will vibrate to remind you when you aren't sitting or standing straight. The LUMOback app keeps track of your posture over time, while an in-app avatar reflects your current position in real time, meaning it knows when you're sitting, standing, walking, running, and even lying down. Here at AppAdvice, we know the dangers of staying in bed and not-so-ergonomic workplace habits, so the benefits of LUMOback are instantly apparent, but LUMOback needs your help. With less than a month left to go on its campaign, the LUMOback is about $12,000 away from its $100,000 goal on Kickstarter. A pledge of $115 will get you a LUMOback, which is expected to ship this November. Unfortunately, the LUMOback will only be compatible with the iPhone 4S and new iPad due to the type of Bluetooth technology it uses. For more information on the LUMOback, or to make a pledge, visit Kickstarter. Will you back the LUMOback? Or, will you sit this one out?