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iPosture: vibrate your way to improved posture

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Are you tired of telling your kids to sit straight at the dinner table? Well, tire no more with the iPosture. Just attach the one-inch in diameter electronic device to your child’s body and it’ll remind your kid to sit straight by electrocution. Okay, I’m joking about the electrocution thing, but the iPosture does feature tiny nanosensors that are able to detect when one slouches and alerts the wearer to straighten up by intermittently vibrating. According to iPosture’s product page, improved posture makes you look more attractive…and we all want that, right?

Designed by neurologist, Moacir Schnapp, the secret to iPosture is its “Wearable Intelligent Nano Sensor” microchip that constantly monitors your posture. If your body’s angle deviates more than 3 degrees from the optimal angle, the vibrating alert will go off. Schnapp designed the device to help train users into the habit of maintaining good posture. He suggests that the iPosture be used for four hours each day. You can also attach the device to your body in any way you want: wear it like a pendant, stick directly onto your body, or attach it to your bra. It’s all up to you. The iPosture will soon be available online at iPosture.com for $99.95 USD or you can buy it at Amazon.com.

PRESS RELEASE:

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Memphis-based neurologist Moacir Schnapp, M.D., recently announced the launch of his posture improvement device, the iPosture.

The small device was created to serve as an aid to men and women in improving their posture, which in turn, not only benefits their health but also enhances their appearance. Worn as a pendant, clipped to clothing or adhered directly to the skin, the iPosture immediately begins improving a user’s posture by vibrating intermittently when the user slouches and continuing to vibrate until posture is corrected. The iPosture is designed to be worn for approximately four hours per day for the first two to four weeks in order to improve posture by ingraining good behaviors in the user. Once a user learns to correct him- or herself, he or she will continue to do so even when not wearing the device. However, the user should continue to use the device two to three times per week thereafter to maintain posture improvement.

“We often forget how much posture affects how we look and feel, as well as how it influences how people perceive us. Everyone is afraid of developing a ‘pooch’ or ‘beer belly,’ but we don’t realize the role poor posture can play in that,” Schnapp said. “Posture directly affects how tall and thin we look – and how confident we appear to others – but we are all so busy we hardly have time to think about it. The iPosture is designed to do the thinking for us.”

The iPosture monitor was developed to be the smallest, most user-friendly posture improvement device on the market. Just 1 inch in diameter, the iPosture is designed with intuitive technology that senses when the body slouches, and it alerts the user with a brief vibration to correct it.

The idea for the iPosture was born while Schnapp and his wife Elma Schnapp, M.D., were writing Young, Sexy and Healthy: The Ten Best Exercises for Your Posture, a book which combines their more than 30 years of tailoring specific workouts for thousands of patients with spinal pain and musculoskeletal diseases. The book describes exercises geared specifically toward improving posture and can serve as a companion piece for the iPosture.

“While we were working on the book, I realized that improving posture requires a multi-pronged approach, and I wanted to create a device that could help people improve their posture as they go about their day. That’s when the idea for the iPosture was born,” Schnapp said.

The iPosture will be available on its Web site, www.iPosture.com, and via (800) 635-1130, in September. Young, Sexy and Healthy also is available on the site or on www.Amazon.com.

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Via: Ubergizmo




5 Comments

  1. Pauline Anderson
    Posted March 3, 2009 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    I want to be able to buy some of the Ipostures. I am a professor at a chiropractic college and see great benefit in giving these devices to patients. I know that they are going to be available soon at Amazon and ipostrue but how can I get them?

  2. Posted March 3, 2009 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Hi Pauline,

    Try this link: http://www.iposture.com/store/

  3. Jan Keyes
    Posted April 11, 2009 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    I want to purchase the vibrating button….is there an 800 number that I can call…??

  4. Posted April 11, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Jan,

    I think you have to order from their website, linked above. However, I did find a phone number: 1-800-710-1076.

  5. Maria
    Posted August 19, 2010 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    I bought one of these and it stopped working well within the first two months. Then I left it alone for about 8 months and it stopped working completely. They didn’t offer any kind of repair service or even a coupon to replace it. But I did like using it for the few weeks it worked. I’m just not sure it’s worth $80. There was supposedly a 30 day window to return it (per an e-mail from their customer service department), but the thing seemed didn’t completely clunk out until I tried it again 8 months later. I didn’t abuse it or anything. It just stopped working.

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