Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2010 --- 3:54 a.m.
Southern women always say before you enter a room, throw your shoulders back, it makes you seem more confident.
And it's said that men with good posture are seen as more successful.
In this week's hot trends we show you a simple reminder you can wear to help your posture.
Just over one inch in diameter, the iPosture automatically senses when the body slouches, and it alerts the user with brief vibrations to correct it.
The secret of the iPosture is WINS .. Wearable Intelligent Nano-Sensor, a microchip that monitors stance several times every second. The iPosture is worn close to the skin of the chest and operates on a coin-size battery. It warns the user when it detects any deviation greater than 3 degrees from the chosen posture. It gives you one minute to correct it. It can be worn clipped to the shirt or bra, as a necklace, or attached to the skin with special adhesive patches.
One single button controls all the iPosture functions, and operating the device is easy. Simply put on the device, stand tall and hold a good, comfortable posture that you wish to maintain. You then click the central button. The iPosture vibrates once, acknowledging that proper posture has been set. It can adapt to each person's unique body type.
By the way, it can be reset at any time to allow you to fine tune your best personal stance, whether moving from a sitting to a standing position. Good posture can help with back pain too of course and make you feel more confident.
The makers claim that waist size is reduced an average of 2 inches in women who improve their posture. The cost is $50.
There is also The iPosture Golf-Pro.
It was developed by physicians and engineered to work as a personal coach to help you achieve your best posture.