A simple gadget to guide and show a person to adopt good standing and sitting posture, and extend it to walking or running
Date of Issue2017-05-12
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
In order to sustain a good curvature in human spine, a good standing and sitting posture is important. Keeping good posture can cause stress to the human itself. Hence, many people tend to slough without realizing that their posture had changed. Usage of technology such as Smart phones and tablets can cause posture changed. This is due to wrongful direction as many people tends to tilt their heads down resulting straining their cervical over a prolong period in public transport. Other than technology, students in Singapore are seen to carry bulky and heavy bag to school. This leads to hunching of thoracic areas of their spine. In the long run for above scenario, neglecting good posture can cause misalignment from the human spine. Misalignment of human spines can cause side effect such as backache or soreness. Lumbar area will be affect should misalignment is not treated early. Currently in the market, back supports are available but they catered to the thoracic and the lumbar area. Moreover, wearing these back support for a prolonged period can cause discomfort to the wearer. As a result, to minimize misalignment from the spine, this project aims to design and build a prototype to guide and educate people. This is to assist them in having good sitting and standing posture, as well as walking and running. With good posture, this will aid in healthier lifestyle.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University