Digital health company Darma hopes to help people improve their sitting posture with a smartphone-linked cushion. The cushion contains one millimeter-thick fiber optic sensors that read user movements and detect heart rate, stress level, and respiration. This information is then sent via a companion app to the user’s smartphone. The app will warn users when they have slipped into bad posture, explain how to correct it, and motivate users to stand up every so often.
Darma estimates the cushion will retail for $249, but early backers of its Kickstarter campaign will receive the cushion for $100 less. The Darma team also has plans to use the cushion’s fiber optic technology to create a product to measure users’ sleeping habits.
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