Pressure-sensitive LED stool for back pain

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Sitting for long hours can be damaging to health as a lack of movement can put people at risk of developing various conditions. One health risk from prolonged sitting is backaches. Researchers at Fraunhofer IAO and Silicate Research ISC have developed a new solution to help people suffering from back pain. A team of researchers have designed an LED stool that monitors a person’s posture and sitting time using pressure sensors. The stool collects this information in order to promote proper exercise to users. Fitted with sensors and LEDs, the stool sends feedback to users using an app or a…

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