How many ‘good posture hours’ did you manage today? Wearables are going to become so much more than just a watch – fitness trackers and smartwatches are merely the first wave; we’re already reaching into a new era of wearables that go way beyond the bracelet design. In 2016 we’ve seen jewellery that vibrates when you get a message on your phone, a device that turns your clothes into a drumkit, and always-on ‘lifelogging’ cameras for both people and cats. But two new wearables caught our attention; Upright and Lumo Lift, both designed to diagnose and cure bad posture. And for that, read back-ache and lower back pain, the bane of the modern office worker around the globe.First world problem? Unfortunately, 80% of all Americans will have lower back pain at least once in their lives – let alone the rest of the world – and the reasons are generally bad posture and a lack of activity.For the millions of sedentary office workers, a posture-correcting device could well be the tech-based solution to a huge problem – so we asked regular TechRadar writer Jamie Carter to test one out over a longer period of time, to find how much technology can really help… Read full this story
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