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Crystal ButlerBy Crystal Butler
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Crystal ButlerBy Crystal Butler
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$19,434
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129
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, September 17 2014 12:02 PM UTC +00:00

About

PosturePulse is a biofeedback belt that is worn underneath your clothing while sitting or standing, or attached to your chair for use when seated for long periods of time. It trains your body to maintain the correct posture by vibrating whenever you slouch, slump, droop or otherwise misalign your lower back. By helping you keep your spine straight and strong, PosturePulse supports you in looking and feeling your best!

Simply wrap the PosturePulse around your waist or attach it to your chair, turn it on and let it do the work for you. A thin, vibrating module on your lower back will emit a gentle and silent vibration whenever you slouch for longer than 7 seconds. By subtly informing you when you exhibit poor posture, PosturePulse helps train your body to correct it.

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PosturePulse can be worn:

- While sitting down

  • Optimal way to wear PosturePulse while sitting down: bottom edge of belt should be around the wearer’s natural waist 

- While standing up 

  • Optimal way to wear PosturePulse while standing up: top edge of belt should be around the wearer’s natural waist, or up to 1" below 

-While walking 

-Under your clothing 

-Over your clothing

Great posture not only helps you look and feel good, it is extremely important for long-term wellness. Correct posture promotes a healthy back and allows for your vital organs to be naturally aligned. Standing tall and with the correct posture makes you look and feel more attractive, powerful and confident.

We’re becoming a more health-conscious society by the day. From yoga to crossfit, we are trending toward perpetuating a more fit and active mindset. However, we’re also simultaneously becoming a technology-dependent society, with sedentary office jobs requiring employees to sit at a desk while hunched over a computer.

People are now using their downtime to exercise and practice other healthy habits, yet the time spent sitting at work can be one of the biggest causes of poor health. Bad posture can lead to digestive ailments, muscle and joint pain, difficulty breathing and overall fatigue. No matter how much time you spend in Downward Dog or how many pull-ups you do, bad posture can still have long-term effects that most aren’t aware of.

That’s why we created PosturePulse.

Good posture can instantly boost your mood, energy and comfort level. Even if your job requires you to be on your feet all day, PosturePulse can detect excessive arching in your lower back -- a position that stresses the hamstrings, weakens the stomach muscles and compresses lower back vertebrae.

When your back feels good, you feel good. As those with chronic back problems can attest to, nothing is worse than experiencing a sore back and not having a way to remedy the pain. PosturePulse trains your back muscles to correctly support your body by discovering your best posture and helping you maintain it.

 No App, No Computer, No Problem!

Unpack your PosturePulse and put it on. That’s it. Sounds pretty easy, right?

PosturePulse doesn’t require any additional setup. There are no apps, no computers and nothing to upload; PosturePulse comes pre-programmed right out of the box. The moment you receive your PosturePulse and put it on, it is ready to start helping you maintain the ideal posture you’re looking for. Don’t want to have PosturePulse constantly with you? Attach it to your chair to get feedback while you’re sitting and have the freedom to walk away at any time.

Versatility and Discretion

One of PosturePulse’s greatest assets is its versatility. If your job requires you to sit behind a desk all day, don’t worry. Simply strap the device to the arms of your desk chair and sit with the module resting on your lower back. PosturePulse provides you with an easy and affordable way to correct your posture and you won’t even notice it’s there.

At only ½ inch thick, PosturePulse is easily hidden underneath your clothing, allowing you to wear it with any outfit. An easy-to-find switch along the top allows for an easy and discreet way of turning it on and off at your leisure.

Comfort

PosturePulse is so comfortable and low profile, you’ll forget you’re even wearing it. The simple, standalone training belt features a wide, soft elastic strap along with adjustable velcro tabs that allow the PosturePulse to effortlessly adjust to fit waist sizes from 26-36 inches.

Unlike posture-correcting straps and shirts, PosturePulse can be worn all day without you or anyone else noticing. Over time, the device subconsciously trains your muscles to maintain correct posture rather than contorting or binding your body into an uncomfortable position that makes you look ridiculous and can lead to further problems down the road.

 
 

Battery 

  • Rechargeable LiPo battery, 1000mAh 
  • Standard micro USB charging cable, 3’ 
  • Easily-accessible charging port 
  • Battery lasts up to one week of normal use per charge

Accelerometer 

  • Three-axis capacitive MEMS 
  • 12 bit resolution 
  • Low power mode when inactive 
  • 1.95V-3.6V supply 
  • Current consumption: 6 µA - 165 µA

Strap 

  • 2” Wide; fits 26” - 36” waist 
  • 2-color print elastic with soft, looped backing 
  • 2” Stretch Velcro loop extensions 
  • Laser-cut velcro loop tabs 
  • 2” plastic slider for belt adjustment

Vibration Motor 

  • 3V button motor 
  • Virtually inaudible 
  • When belt is secure, can be felt through shirt 
  • Creates a gentle tingle

LEDs 

  • Red for low battery. Brightness: 100 mcd 
  • Blue for charging. Brightness: 85 mcd 
  • Green for accelerometer activation and startup. Brightness: 15 mcd

$1 - BACK IT UP: Thanks for supporting our Kickstarter campaign! Every dollar goes towards improving posture everywhere.

$25 - BACKer TSHIRT: As a thank you for contributing to our campaign, you’ll receive a Kickstarter-exclusive PosturePulse T-shirt that says, “you had our back, now we have yours!”

$59 - EARLY BIRD GETS THE BEST POSTURE: Receive one PosturePulse at the special early bird price, and start working on making your posture the best it can be! From your home to the office, PosturePulse helps you work on sitting and standing straighter to improve your health. (LIMITED to the first 75 backers)

$79 - PosturePulse: Start improving your posture with PosturePulse. Receive one vibrating, low-profile belt to help you sit and stand straighter during your day-to-day activities.

$84 - PosturePulse: EARLY BIRD PosturePulse & T-SHIRT – Receive one PosturePulse at the special early bird price PLUS a Kickstarter-exclusive PosturePulse T-shirt that says “you had our back, now we have yours!”

$89 - STEALTH STRAP: In addition to your PosturePulse training module and logo strap, we’ll add an interchangeable all-black strap that will blend in with most office chairs and your favorite black t-shirt.

$109 - KICK YOUR BAD POSTURE GOODBYE: Get the exclusive Kickstarter green PosturePulse and start kicking your bad slouching habit to the curb. (LIMITED to the first 50 backers)

PosturePulse is the flagship product from bodyLAB, a New York City-based wearable computing laboratory that creates embodied technology that is accessible and easy to use.

Utilizing her 10 years of experience as a designer and partner for an apparel firm, Crystal Butler created the PosturePulse with comfort and fashion in mind. Utilizing her knowledge of design, wellness and tech, Crystal focuses her time on creating a line of products that not only look good, but also make life better.

The research and development process for PosturePulse has spanned the last 18 months. During that time, 10 different variations of PosturePulse have been created, each with varying specifications and measurements. We’ve been working with our manufacturing partners to give you the best value for price in a reliable package that anyone can use!

We chose to feature our product on Kickstarter because it embodies the spirit behind our company. Through building a better community, we’re hoping to make the world a better place and, by hosting our product on Kickstarter, we’re counting on our community of backers to help us achieve this goal.

By pledging to back our product, you’re not only helping PosturePulse complete the final stage in its process, you’re helping perfect the final product. During our campaign, we can gather constructive feedback from our backers which will aid us in putting the final touches on PosturePulse and give our backers exactly what they want.

Risks and challenges

We’ve built several working prototypes of PosturePulse and have our initial production plan in place (bill of materials, suppliers, design files, etc). body-LAB in NYC will receive the components for final assembly from our manufacturers and your PosturePulse will be shipped from there.

That said, manufacturing always comes with risks and, in the event of a manufacturing issue, we may delay delivery. However, to avoid running into this issue, we’ve set safe expected delivery dates and have every intention of delivering on time!

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