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Improve Your Posture With the Smart Back Brace

As a rule, most of us have perfectly awful posture. It’s a wonder we can stand upright given how some of us spend our sitting time. As I write this, I’m slouched in my recliner with one leg draped over the arm, my shoulders at about a 120-degree angle back from my hips. This is not ideal, and if I stay in this position for too long I’ll surely regret it.

The Smart Back Brace (SBB) aims to improve your posture by “training” your muscles to naturally fall into the correct position. When you put the SBB on, you first have to adjust its straps for the correct tension. This sounds like it’ll have a bit of a learning curve, as you don’t want it to be uncomfortable yet at the same time having proper posture will be a bit uncomfortable until you get used to it. Once you’ve got that figured out, you just wear the SBB as you go about your day. If your shoulders start to slouch, it increases the tension on the SBB’s straps, which then will remind you to stand up straight either with a vibration or an alert sent to your phone.

The idea is not to wear the SBB for the remainder of your life. The idea is to wear it until you retrain yourself to have proper posture. Granted, for some of us that could well take the remainder of our lives (although I am sitting up straighter now, with both feet propped up in front of me), but it also comes with usage tracking so you can see how far you’ve come… and even share that information with your friends if you wish. It pairs with either iPhone or Android via Bluetooth, so most everyone will be able to use it.

Currently, the Smart Back Brace is seeking funding on Indiegogo, where with about a month left in their campaign they are only about 1/4 of the way to their goal. There is, however, an update posted that they have secured funding elsewhere so the SBB will be going into production regardless. If you would like one, you’ll have to pledge at least $69.00 US. Retail is projected to be $99.00 US, so you’re saving quite a bit. They expect to ship in July 2015.

Source: DigitalTrends

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