From pinched nerves, to imbalanced muscles, to pain radiating down their arms; these are all problems created from improper posture. As trainers, we are actually trained to spot and fix posture problems. However, very few people train with us long enough for us to really get rid of theproblems and balance out their muscle groups. Now a little machine called the “Iposture” could be fixing you quickly. This new device is simple, yet seems to be affective.
- People with good posture are generally happier and more confident
- Women with good posture are less prone to osteoporosis fractures
- Men with good posture are twice as likely to keep their balance and function as they age
- Posture correction and exercises can be more effective than other medical modalities for the prevention and treatment of back pain
How Iposture WorksThe secret of the iPosture is WINS TM, or Wearable Intelligent Nano-Sensor, a microchip that monitors stance several times every second. The iPosture is worn close to the skin of the chest and operates on a coin-size battery. It warns the user when detecting any deviation greater than just three degrees from the chosen posture that lasts longer than one minute. 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.
One single button controls all the iPosture functions, and operating the device is easy. Simply put on the device, stand erect and hold a good, comfortable posture that you wish to maintain, and click the central button. The iPosture vibrates once, acknowledging that proper posture has been set. It can adapt to each person’s unique body type. The iPosture can be reset at any time to allow the user to fine tune their best personal stance, whether moving from a sitting to a standing position. You can pause the iPosture by pressing and holding the button for three seconds, or lay it down on the table to turn it off (source).
In college I had a similar product that went around my mid section. It forced you to keep your stomach in so you would have better posture and a stronger core. As funny as this product sounds; it actually did work! However, if I let my stomach out too much it would buzz in a crowded room full of 400 at UW. Back then people assumed it was a beeper or phone. I definitely think this product would be worth buying; especially if you have a desk job or have issues with your posture.
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)