Now that computers and all their derivative devices have saturated the daily lives of the hunched humans who use them, homo erectus has devolved into homo slouches. However, a new wearable gadget called the Lumo Lift aims to straighten things out.
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Developed by Lumo Body Tech, the device detects the wearer's body posture and vibrates as a polite reminder to stop slouching, just like your mother did when you were an apathetic teenager. The small gadget is relatively discreet and can be clipped to the inside of one's shirt, collar or bra with a Scrabble tile-sized magnet that comes in a variety of colors.
"Lumo Lift tracks your body positions and movements, and when you close off your body, the sensor provides at the a gentle vibration to remind you to keep your shoulders back and head lifted," a company spokesperson told Mashable. "It also provides feedback and rewards through a mobile app."
Lumo BodyTech unveiled the gadget at the currently happening 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where the company will find no shortage of tech-minded slouchers hunched over laptops and other devices.
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The Lumo Lift is the company's latest posture-straightening gadget, as well as its smallest. Lumo Body Tech plans to crowdfund project via its website and hopefully launch the device in late spring with an expected retail price between $59 and $79.
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