LUMOback sensible posture sensor arms-on

LUMOback smart posture sensor hands-on

We first met Andrew Chang — one of many co-founders behind LUMOback — when he approached us on the finish of our panel at SXSW and provided to point out us his sensible posture sensor. He was sporting it proper then and demoed it for us on the spot. We have been impressed sufficient to remain in contact. Quick ahead 4 months and the gadget has launched on Kickstarter and already surpassed its $one hundred,000 funding objective. We lately caught up with Andrew to study somewhat extra concerning the system’s evolution from mockup to pre-manufacturing and to get some palms-on time.

Whereas we did not get the prospect to put on the sensible posture sensor ourselves, Andrew gave us a radical rundown and introduced alongside numerous iterations of the gadget which you will discover within the photograph gallery under. LUMOback is an eight.5mm thick equipment roughly the dimensions of a bank card that is worn like a belt and rests towards your decrease again. It is full of sensors, a vibration motor, an iOS-suitable Bluetooth LE radio and a Li-Ion battery which supplies about four days of operation on a cost. The one seen elements are a single capacitive button, an LED and a micro-USB charging port. It is splash resistant and options an adjustable elastic strap.%Gallery-160244%

The hardware could also be fascinating, however it’s the software program that basically makes LUMOback helpful. Paired with an iOS gadget over Bluetooth, the sensible posture sensor screens should you’re operating, strolling, standing, sitting or laying down. Once you’re standing or sitting, it is aware of should you’re slouching and optionally alerts you by vibrating. It even measures how a lot you are slouching and to which aspect, and is aware of in the event you’re laying in your abdomen, again, left or proper aspect. Better of all, the app logs your posture over time, provides you suggestions, and allows you to journal how you are feeling. There is a social networking element as nicely, and also you’re capable of share a few of that info with others.

Andrew and his workforce are nonetheless tweaking the hardware and the software program (nothing we noticed is finalized but), however the LUMOback sensible posture sensor ought to value between $one hundred and $one hundred twenty five when it ships this fall. Hit the break for our palms on video, and be sure you take a look at the screenshots gallery under.%Gallery-160245%

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