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Upright Posture Trainer is a small, comfortable and discreet device that attaches to your lower back with a hypoallergenic adhesive. Two years ago, the company raised funds on Indiegogo to launch the product, which has since gone on to become the most popular device for correcting bad posture.
The little gadget sits on your back and vibrates to make you aware when you slouch. It is fast, it is habit-building and it works as advertised, as detailed in our review. Designed to prevent backache and muscular pain, it strengthens back muscles, trains your muscles to work efficiently and prevents fatigue.
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UpRight has now turned to crowdfunding once again, this time to Kickstarter, to launch a new and improved version of the product. The original wearable was primarily intended to correct your lower-back posture while sitting down. Upright Go is smaller than its predecessor, attaches to the upper back, its more affordable ($59), and its designed for on-the-go lifestyles with two modes for both tracking or training. This means you can wear it while sitting, standing, walking or driving. The new edition also does away with disposable adhesive pads and replaces them with reusable stickers, lasting an average of 15 applications.
The accompanying smartphone app provides you with a variety of custom programs to gradually train the upper back and shoulder muscles to build muscle memory, strength and awareness, and to encourage better postural habits. You start off by using it for 10 minutes per day, and as your back muscles strenthen, gradually lengthening the time of your training sessions.
In tracking mode, Upright Go can be worn to track and record the user’s posture data while moving throughout the day. This can then be reviewed in the smartphone app. By heightening awareness and strengthening the back, you will be working on creating a new lifelong habit that will not only have your friends say you look taller, but you will simply feel better.
“Poor posture looks bad, and can lead to decreased confidence and back pain.” said Oded Cohen, Founder and CEO of Upright Technologies.
“For the last three years, our team has been working to develop a habit-forming solution to conquer the modern epidemic of screen slouch.”
The campaign launched today, and just 90 minutes in has already surpassed its $25,000 goal! It runs till May 10th, with projected delivery to backers in the Summer.
[update 18/9/2017: Upright Go has now launched and can be purchased on Amazon]
Price: $59 and up
$70,487 pledged of $25,000 goal
43 days to go
Estimated delivery: July 2017
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