Aside from quitting drinking and the amorphous “getting in shape,” correcting one’s posture is high on each year’s lists of New Year’s resolutions. It’s easy to see why. Back pain sucks. The spine is particularly fragile, given how necessary it is to do, oh, just about everything. Seriously, try to imagine doing something that doesn’t involve your spine in some capacity. It’s nigh impossible. Anyways, our generation tends to sit at a computer all day so we need all the help we can get. Enter a new contraption that purports to do just that.
The LUMOback belt-like gadget lets us know when our posture is out of line by giving us a stiff vibration. If that sounds kind of harsh, imagine years of crushing back pain and then rethink your assessment. This being 2013, it also pairs with your smartphone to send out all kinds of relevant information about how you are doing. This comes in the form of charts, graphs and friendly text reminders. You know, the usual. It fits around your waist just like a belt and it is ratherÂ innocuous, which is good for something you’ll have to wear pretty much all day.
The coolest part about all of this not-so-macho posturing? LUMOback is available now. You can order from the website. One unit will set you back $149 which may sound steep but, again, is markedly less expensive then horrendous back surgery or a lifetime supply of Alleve. Check out a video of it in action below.