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SitAby - The posture proctor

Let this techno genius guard you against bad posture by monitoring your sitting stance in real time. Innovative way to keep fit.

SitAby - The posture proctor

Let this techno genius guard you against bad posture by monitoring your sitting stance in real time. Innovative way to keep fit.

pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, May 3 2017 3:46 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 3, 2017

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About

About SitAby 

SitAby is an award winning solution to the menaces caused by sitting, be it a wrong posture or longevity. An IoT device mountable on the seat, which is wireless for the ease of usage, intelligent, connected to mobile/cloud, has a robust and uniquely designed posture sensing algorithm. The data is captured in real time from data points arranged in a matrix, this is then transmitted to the data cloud where analysis is done and the posture archival for future references by clinician for diagnosis and treatment planning. On the basis of the current postures and longevity, an alert, audio, vibrational on device and video depicting the present posture is sent to the user for stance correction. 

It has won the coveted InfyMakers award, India Edition by Infosys Ltd.

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Why SitAby? 

Sitting is the new SMOKING!!! 

Rigorous researches by now have endorsed that: 

• ONE hour of sitting is as unhealthy as smoking TWO cigarettes 

• ONE hour of sitting decreases the life expectancy by 21.8 minutes 

• People having 23 hours sedentary activity per week has 46% more risk for developing heart disease 

60% of your life that you’re not sleeping, you are sitting. That’s like almost 25 years of your life! 

Now, if you’re spending 25 years of your life doing something, you better be doing it properly. Lest, you become one of the 93% suffering from back pain or even worse cervical. 

Yes! Most of us white collared are destined to fall prey to slow & steady killers like cervical etc. You may not realize it today, but just ask your dad or grandma. Think of a day, even though you were sitting, supposedly the ambient and comfortable posture, still by the end of the day you were tired and worn out. This was because of your wrong posture which you have never ever bothered about. 

 The need is to have a stance guardian, which in turn looks to the posture in real time and alerts through vibrations, audio and mobile notification for correcting the posture. The proctor keenly looking to longevity of sitting and guiding you for shorter breaks in between are the need of the hour. Here comes a perfect amalgamation of technology using the Internet of Things (IoT) framework and kinesiology - The SitAby 

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 Still not convinced. Let me put it this way for all you naysayers. If your sitting posture is correct, you may add significant hours to your life, 10+ hours to your weekly productivity and increase your lives happiness factor by around 25% and have 20% less fights with your significant other. Really. Data does not lie! So let’s go ahead and correct that back! Enter SitAby. 

A simple chair mount that connects to your mobile phone and gives you real time correctional feedback on your posture. The identification of posture is based on the uniquely designed matrix capturing the stance in real time from innovative sensor grid, this is then transmitted to the designated mobile and finally to the data cloud where the archival and analysis is done and on the basis of the current postures, an alert, if needed, is sent to the user for stance correction. 

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This data is also archived for future referencing, crafting exercises and procedures for better sitting. The data archival can be seen by the clinician and the physiotherapists for pinpointed diagnosis and redressal.

 SitAby is the solution to this all, a device mounted on the seat, be it a working or dinning chair, a car or an airplane seat, a perfect Internet of Things (IoT) device which is wireless for the ease of usage, intelligent, connected and has a strong and uniquely designed back end. 

 Ah!! The SitAby EXPERIENCE 

Recall the stiffness and restlessness you encounter after watching a movie, driving for a little longish, attending an extended meeting, replying to the mails or meeting the deadlines and above all disembarking from a flight as you were sitting, possibly faultily and there was no one around to sentry you. 

Do you really know that sedentary behaviour is the fourth leading-risk for death? Throughout the day let SitAby take care and proctor you're sitting as if your mother is all the time standing by your side and guarding you against the menace of wrong stance, so that you sit right and enjoy the bliss of sitting. Be it your working chair, be it your car seat understanding that you drive for long to commute places, be it your café couch or even your flight seat you just have to carry your SitAby or look out for SitAby READY signage, get paired with it and let it proctor you without even coming your way. You do not have to wear anything or to do a step wise installation to begin the interaction as it is designed to simple and hassle free. 

SitAby gets connected to pre-paired user defined mobile and in a ziffy the stances start getting recorded, it closely monitors the way you are sitting and then - 

• Warns you through customizable vibrational, audio and mobile screen alerts 

• Logs your sitting time and on stipulated longevity force you to stand and take a stroll 

• Notes the habitual posture and supports your doctor for treatment 

• Accompanies you all around 

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 Sit back relax and enjoy the unique hi-tech data capturing sensor matrix, backed up by innovative posture sensing algorithm and matchless device interaction giving you all the confidence and support for giving your best while sitting. 

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 Eroding the scary blot 

The basic framework of humans is designed to move and to stand; sitting is against the primitive design ideology of humans and is the main cause of inactiveness. The researchers have revealed that sitting surely hurts even to the people following a healthy and exercise centric lifestyle. The scary picture is that sedentary behaviour leads to poor health including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular ailments, cancer and finally premature mortality. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute of Health (NIH) and other agencies involved deeply into research for identification and prevention of chronic ailment have reported the daunting origins of sedentary conduct. 

There are more such serious ill effects of sedentary behaviour which cannot be avoided as sitting is the prime stance to earn one's living and is one of the pertinent stances by the humans throughout the day.

Risks and challenges

The basic challenge would be to establish the uniquity and to let probable users have the confidence in the design.

Another challenge foreseen would be of ever changing data analytics and user experience with the mobile app and the web based data dash board, which the team is geared to handle it efficiently.

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