Here at Gadgets 4 Guys, we have come to realize that it is very important for us to try and get our posture in better shape because all most of us do is sit at a computer desk all day switching between different positions that do zero good for our backs. One of the biggest reasons we develop back pain as we age is because poor back posture leads to greater pressure on our lower back. Then as our heads begin to lean forward as well, we begin to put greater pressure on our upper back/neck area. It is a continuous domino affect can have you bent over and walking around with a hand on your back. Don’t believe us? Well, we aren’t doctors here so we really don’t care anyways.
The peeps that developed LUMOback do care and decided to create a posture monitor/correcting gadget that should make just about every guy out there hopeful they won’t be hammered with back pain before they reach 40. One of the first questions we had at Gadgets 4 Guys was how invasive was this gadget and would we be wildly uncomfortable if we wore it all day? I mean you can love the idea and concept but if this thing was designed in a terrible way, it probably wouldn’t last very long. They took a lot of effort to make the design sleek and small hopefully making it as an extra piece of clothing you just get used to putting on in the morning. The device will provide you with a slight vibration when your posture starts to get crappy (I know, we were hoping for a high voltage shock too) and will make you subconsciously begin to correct your poor posture.
The history of how this team came together was one we can all relate to. The founder and CEO Andrew Chang got tired of having back pain and felt it was preventing him from being productive at work which he was getting tired of really quick. The dude doesn’t even look that old on the company website but back pain can attack anybody at any age. After he took some classes that helped teach him better posture and how to sit properly, he had the Einstein moment and came up with the idea of LUMOBack. Their KickStarter campaign DOUBLED the amount they were requesting and finished around the $200,000 mark. As a person that has seen firsthand just how much a bad back can ruin the quality of life for a person, we are definitely behind this project and really like it.