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USB Posture Alert Reminder will set you on the straight and narrow

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September 10, 2009

The USB Posture Alert Reminder

The USB Posture Alert Reminder

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As a person who isn’t getting any younger - and finds himself behind a desk for most of the day - I am starting to appreciate the advice of teachers and parents imploring me to sit up straight. Now that my school days are behind me and I live alone, my back is constantly reminding me that there’s no one left to admonish me for my terrible posture. The USB Posture Alert Reminder could be just what I need to get my spine back on the straight and narrow.

The compact unit sits under or on top of your monitor, and measures how close you are using ultrasonic waves. Start leaning forward and you’ll be chastised with a warning chime, which can thankfully be turned off. The device will also let you know if your head is closer than the recommended 35 – 60cm (13.8 - 23.5-inches) distance from your monitor with a flashing LED. If the LED starts flashing blue then your head is within the moderate visual range, but if it starts flashing red then it has detected you are closer than 35cm and need to straighten up.

The USB Posture Alert Reminder is USB powered and comes with a 149cm USB cable. It is available in black or white, measures 6cm long x 5.5cm wide x 1.5cm thick (2.36 x 2.16 x 0.59-inches), and weighs 120g (4.2oz). It is available for USD$21.99.

Via Red Ferret

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Darren Quick Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag.   All articles by Darren Quick
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