Posture-correcting eyewear turns off devices
Work & Lifestyle
EyeForcer is a wearable for children that monitors their posture and shuts down their devices if they refuse to straighten up.
Gameboy disease is a catch-all diagnosis for those who suffer from conditions such as backache, headaches and vision problems induced by a combination of bad posture and frequent device usage. The symptoms are particularly worrying in young people, whose bodies are susceptible to developing spinal conditions since they are still growing. Hoping to prevent this, Medical Wearable Solutions has developed the EyeForcer — a wearable for children that monitors their posture and shuts down their devices if they refuse to straighten up.
The EyeForcer is a pair of glass-less frames that can be worn daily by children as young as three. The device uses proprietary technology to monitor the position of the wearer while they use their devices. If the child is sat badly, perhaps hunched over their screen, the frames give them a few warnings to correct their position. If they don’t comply, the EyeForcer turns the device off.
We have already seen a Japanese brand develop posture-tracking glasses for adults. But perhaps children will be less keen of the solution — glasses still carry somewhat of a stigma for young people. Could similar functions be offered in the form of a fun wearable?
17th February 2016