LUMOBACK – A SMART POSTURE AID

Imagine if your body could speak. What do you think it would tell you?

The people behind LUMOback have been asking themselves this question for years.  Their mission is to help bring better posture to everyone, because according to them, we all need it. So they created a sleek little product that helps your body communicate with you.

The better part of us suffer from poor posture. After all, it is nice to sit back and relax. But while relaxation is good for the body, slouching is not so good, and will make you feel undue body tension in the long run.

We here at Beaches Health Group thought this was a great concept and wanted to share to see what you think. Leave comments below!

Image courtesy of www.mocoloco.com

Image courtesy of www.mocoloco.com

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

“Stand taller and feel better using the LUMOback posture sensor and mobile app. The sensor provides a gentle vibration when you slouch to remind you to sit or stand straight. It is worn on your lower back and designed to be slim, sleek and so comfortable that you barely feel it when you have it on. The sensor connects wirelessly to an iPhone 5, 4S, new iPad app (3rd and 4th gen), or new iPod touch (5th gen) which tracks all of your movement data (requires iOS6). Your avatar, LUMO, mirrors your daily activities. Anyone can use LUMOback. Its simple and integrates into your daily routine.”

WHAT IT WILL DO

The biggest strength of the LUMOback is it’s ability to help anyone practice good posture through constant, gentle reminders. Such reminders are crucial to breaking bad habits, and poor posture is as common as they come.

Another great thing about this product is that it can go with you just about anywhere. If your phone goes, this product can most likely go too. This means that you can track your posture whether standing, walking or resting. They have accomplished this through a sensor that communicates wirelessly with an smart phone app that tracks and records your body language. At the end of the day, you can evaluate your posture record and find out when you tend to slouch the worst. Therein lies one possible solution to your back and neck tension problems.

WHAT IT WON’T DO

The LUMOback won’t fix your bad back. For example, if your back is out of alignment or if you are suffering from a fall, then what you need is the help of a certified health professional. Beware of the miracle product trap.

While the LUMOback is limited in it’s capabilities and may not be the answer to your back problems, it can be an effective tool in helping you determine what is causing you pain and discomfort. In addition, it can help your back stay healthy and strong by reminding you to maintain good posture after chiropractic care has taken place.

Beaches Health Group is a professional health clinic in Toronto, Ontario. The above image is not our own.