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A connected office chair accessory designed to improve unhealthy office postures. Using pressure sensors, it detects 6 types of common bad postures and notifies the user to change postures through vibration and phone or computer notifications.

Sitting up-straight, not correct. Sometimes in our life, we have all been told that we should sit up straight. However, according to more recent research done at acclaimed institutions around the world, the better posture is to lean our back against the back support of the chair.

Two main features. IMPO keeps an eye on your postures and encourages effortless upright position so that you can concentrate on your work and not worry about back and neck pain.

Posture detection.
With the FSR pressure sensors, the IMPO can detect 6 types of common unhealthy postures. When the user has a bad posture, a vibration and a screen notification are delivered to remind the user.

Track your sitting time.
When the user has been sitting for 60 mins, the IMPO will send a notification, reminding the user to get up and take a short break.

One size fits all. Most leading office chairs on the current market use mesh as the material on the back because of its breathability. IMPO can be attached on all mesh-back office chair.

Slim, soft and easily attached. The sensing area of IMPO is covered by 100% cotton fabric. With its 2.6mm overall thickness, you won't even feel anything when sitting with it. The magnet attaching system easily secures IMPO onto any mesh-back office chair. The pad stays when you move.

Silk-screened pressure sensors. The two upper sensing area detect hunching and leaning to one side; the lower detects slouching. The array of the three sensors can recognize multiple combinations of unhealthy postures.

All in one place. The case houses a 24-hour recyclable lithium-ion battery, a micro-controller, a Bluetooth module, a push button and so much more.

Tracking with our app. The IMPO app not only tracks your real-time postures and sends notifications, but also collects the information and produces a daily report that shows you how much time you were in various types of unhealthy postures.

Login, educational pages. When the user logins to the app for the first time, two educational pages will inform the user about the best posture and various common unhealthy postures.

Notification. Lock screen notifications inform the users when they have had unhealthy postures.

Real-time postures. The user's real-time posture is displayed inside the app. IMPO can also recognize the scenario when the user has two bad postures at the same time.

Minimize unnecessary disruptions. When the user has unhealthy postures, the App will only notify the user after the user-defined delay time. If the user changes to the healthy posture before the delay time ends, the App will not send a notification.

Daily report. IMPO produces a daily summary that shows your total sitting time and how much time you were in various types of unhealthy postures throughout the day.

Scenario walk-through.

See working prototype and full behind the scene design process.

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