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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...

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