Back pain affects a large amount of people around the world, impacting the health of the spine and leading to many health problems (negative impacts on the quality of life, sleep disorders, respiratory problems…)
Half of back pains are caused by improper posture and could therefore been prevented and cured by correcting the posture. The only requirement is to actually detect a bad posture.
The focus of this project is to answer this problem: build a wearable device that’s capable of detecting bad posture and providing instant feedback to allow the wearer to correct his posture immediately. Real-time posture data will also be transmitted by Bluetooth on a mobile app made with Cordova.
For this prototype, I used LEDs to give an indication of the posture but the final product will be equiped with a vibrating module to give haptic feedback.
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