Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
New Kiwi software to prevent back problems associated with Tech use
Posted on 9-Feb-2016 09:32. | Tags Filed under: News.



Spending working and leisure time in front of a screen has become an inevitable part of modern life for almost everyone these days and for some of us it can be up to 7.5 hours per day. But many don’t realise until it’s too late that the way that we sit or stand while using tech is cultivating poor posture habits that can result in back pain and other health problems that can be both costly and debilitating.

 

Physiotherapists Nikki Tse and Trevor Montgomery have developed Prometheus, a desktop software application that give users live feedback about their posture via their webcam. After seeing a need to help people become more aware of their posture when using computers the duo came up with this innovative tech solution.

 

The software uses face-tracking capabilities and then incorporates unique code and posture algorithms to combine their physiotherapy expertise in a tech solution to help prevent and treat a problem which has been caused by tech in the first place.

 

“For years, we as physiotherapists, felt frustrated with being the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff’. Through Prometheus, we’ve developed an innovative way of helping prevent injuries and pain occurring in the first place. This is not just for our patients but individuals, families and small businesses worldwide who want to improve their overall health. We’re hugely excited about the software and believe that it has the ability to change people’s lives.”

 

Launched on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, innovative new software application, Prometheus, aims to improve overall health through giving users live feedback on their posture and blink rate. Kickstarter backers will be the first to receive licenses for the software in September 2016 before public release.

 



More information: http://www.prometheuslive.com...

comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Good riddance to Obama and his drones. Pakistani villagers will be saying the same.
Created by amiga500, last reply by DarthKermit on 22-Jan-2017 04:44 (88 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by MikeB4 on 22-Jan-2017 08:41 (1833 replies)
Pages... 121 122 123


Xtra email no longer receives on Outlook 2003 / Outlook 2011 for MAC
Created by lNomNoml, last reply by hio77 on 21-Jan-2017 22:59 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


$1160 for a car battery??!!
Created by jonathan18, last reply by k1w1k1d on 21-Jan-2017 17:11 (56 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Lost Mp3 collection, how to rebuild on the cheap (legally)?
Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by kickintheeye on 18-Jan-2017 23:05 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


New Ford Mustang or Holden Commodore or alternatives
Created by MikeB4, last reply by driller2000 on 21-Jan-2017 12:39 (63 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Upsize my American houses to McMansion value deal.
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by richms on 18-Jan-2017 15:48 (14 replies)

Spec check on laptop for GoPro editing please
Created by martyyn, last reply by richms on 20-Jan-2017 17:23 (13 replies)