Prolonged poor posture, such as slouching or leaning to one side, can lead to pain and discomfort. It has also been shown to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, vision problems, strokes and musculoskeletal diseases.
Current monitoring solutions have limitations that have prevented their widespread adoption. To solve this problem, Chinese and US researchers have developed a comfortable and durable self-powered fabric that can be paired with sensors to help correct posture in real time.
For the full story, see the July 2022 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.
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