Backed by extensive clinical research, the UPRIGHT GO wearable device claims to rectify bad posture within 2-3 weeks. With 8 out of 10 Americans experiencing back pain and “54% of them spending most of their time sitting,” the sedentary lifestyle is taking its toll on the working class. Capable of tracking your posture with simple corrective vibrations, the UPRIGHT GO is a physical therapist’s newest best friend.
“When the user slouches, the device vibrates, reminding the user to return to the proper upright position.”
By simply sticking the adhesive strip to your back and turning the tiny wearable on, you instantly have a powerful companion tracking daily posture. Whether it’s preventing muscular pain, training your muscles to work collaboratively, correcting imbalances, or strengthening your core, the UPRIGHT GO is designed to reverse the effects of slouching.
According to a recent clinical study at Kessler Rehabilitation Center in New Jersey lead by Ms. Kavita Patel, DPT, the UPRIGHT GO can be used for a wide variety of patient populations from “computer workers to anyone with poor postural stability.” UPRIGHT GO is “a good adjust to PT interventions for postural re-education at home or at the office.”
Whether you want to correct bad posture throughout the day or simply track daily movement, UPRIGHT GO allows you to select from two distinct modes. The Training mode vibrates when you slouch, reminding you to make a mid-day correction until the behavior becomes second nature. The Track mode doesn’t vibrate but keeps performance metrics of your position. Powered by an intuitive UPRIGHT GO app, users can review postural stats, daily activity, and analyze progress reports. All of the data from your daily postural adjustments are saved to UPRIGHT’s iOS/Android compatible companion app.
The highly-accurate device fastens to your back using a super-durable double-sided sticker. Lasting close to 2-3 weeks (average of 15 applications), the UPRIGHT GO adhesive is made from hypoallergenic medical silicone and is sweat/water resistant. If you’re concerned about longevity, the tiny wearable is equipped with a battery that lasts 8 hours on a 45-minute charge.
UPRIGHT works in three easy steps: turn on the device, put it on, and then receive immediate posture feedback. If you’re one of the millions inflicted with habitual back pain due to bad posture, this is a non-invasive device that you can wear while driving, standing, walking, or sitting. The groundbreaking companion app keeps you accountable with captivating infographics of your movement.
SAP Software Solutions, the multinational software solutions firm, asked 13 of its employees to wear the UPRIGHT GO as part of a corporate wellness initiative. After filling out a survey, the employees reported the following:
25% reported relief in their back pain
60% felt more productive while working with good posture
50% felt their core muscles becoming stronger
The end result: overall satisfaction from own posture improved by 70%
As of May 1st (2017), the UPRIGHT GO has raised $678,221 from its Kickstarter campaign. With the hopes of eradicating the adverse side effects of bad posture, this tiny wearable device may just be the answer to a growing epidemic.