The solution to agonizing back pain might be as simple as a light-emitting diode (LED) on a chair. In an article on The Daily Mail, German researchers unveiled a smart stool that warns its user about incorrect seating posture.
A pair of sensors allows the stool to keep track of the user’s posture. This sensor system can be installed in office chairs or car seats as well as the stool. Whenever it detects slouching, the LED stool will light up. The device will then suggest better ways to sit down.
Furthermore, the LED stool will be able to transmit a message to your mobile device. The message consists of videos featuring back exercises that you can practice in order to improve your posture.
If it works as advertised, the stool could help millions of people with back pain.
By Edsel Cook