If you’re serious about correcting your posture, there are devices that can help you. A study found that the use of a constant postural feedback device in the lumbopelvic region proved useful for improving posture. Researchers divided participants into three groups: control group, intermittent feedback device and constant feedback device. They found that participants who used an intermittent feedback device reaped no significant improvements in posture compared to the control group which used no such device. The participants who used a constant feedback device, however, exhibited a significant reduction in flexed posture at the study’s follow-up.
See more on this study at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25098195.
Those looking to invest in postural improvement may wish to consider two devices made by Lumo Bodytech: the Lumo Back and the Lumo Lift.
The Lumo Back consists of a thin belt equipped with a sensor that is worn on the lower back and an app that tracks posture throughout the day and night as well as time spent sitting, steps taken and calories burned. When your pelvic alignment begins to slip, the belt emits a vibration to remind you to straighten up. This can help prevent lower back pain.
Lumo Back belts aren’t currently available through the Lumo Bodytech website, but they can be found used at www.amazon.com.
The Lumo Lift is designed to discourage slouching of the upper body. Like the Lumo Back, it involves a sensor and an app that tracks things like calories burned and postural behaviors over time. But the sensor is a small square piece than is worn like a lapel pin. It emits a vibration when the shoulders begin to hunch over.
The Lumo Lift can be purchased for $99.99 through the Lumo Bodytech website at liftstore.lumobodytech.com.
The above two devices help you keep constant tabs on your posture and learn to retrain your body. They can be considered an investment in the health of your back and the tissues in other parts of the body, including the neck, shoulders and pelvis. If you require a supplement to your efforts to correct posture, look into the Lumo Back and Lumo Lift.