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To buzz or not to buzz: improving awareness of posture through vibrotactile feedback

By Rose Johnson, Janet van der Linden and Yvonne Rogers


The iPosture' is a commercially available device which claims to improve posture. It is designed to deliver a vibrotactile buzz if the wearer slouches. We present the finding of a preliminary study evaluating the user experience of wearing it. Contrary to company claims, users found that it did not show them how to improve their posture but the buzzing did improve their body awareness

Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:oro.open.ac.uk:23375
Provided by: Open Research Online

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