A Healthy Dose of Tech - Upright GO & More!

Staff Writer By Staff Writer - updated November 30th, 2017
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Recently featured on One News - Seven Sharp in a piece aptly named 'Take ouch out of slouch', and also within a journal-like article called time to straighten up, the Upright GO is a wonderful new piece of wearable technology that will help to keep your posture in check - and it's the simple reminding nature of the device that trains you to notice when you're slouching.

Its slim, elegant design easily attaches to your upper back and employs a sensor that uses a learning algorithmic model to detect your body’s movements, upper body position, and other postural nuances. It emits a gentle vibration whenever you slouch, helping to train you to sit or stand with correct upright posture. The goal of the device is to train you to achieve and maintain perfect posture. By wearing the Upright GO, you can maintain a consistently correct upright posture through daily posture training creating a positive, lifelong habit.

The Upright GO also offers helpful feedback and personal training programs via an App which is available for Android and Apple device, this helps motivate you to achieve your posture goals and decrease back pain. There are a couple of key modes available, the first is Training Mode with which you’ll feel the GO gently vibrate when you slouch, reminding you to be upright - the vibration can be customised to suit. In Tracking Mode, the GO keeps track of your daily posture habits without vibrating. Through this mobile app, you'll be guided with tutorials, and can track your progress and view your daily statistics. The app features live monitoring of your posture status, using an animated image on the screen. The app also generates a personalised posture training plan, customised to the user and provides a set of daily training goals. Each goal represents the recommended time for you to train each day to improve your posture in the long term - pretty smart stuff!

Check out the full range of Upright GO products, including more adhesive strips for long-term use in our Upright GO Store at PB Tech today!

Another recent arrival in our Health & Fitness category here at PB Tech, give yourself the diagnostic systems of a cyborg with this personal blood pressure monitor that keeps focus on our health and wellbeing!

This new Blood Pressure Monitoring device connects via Bluetooth to your smartphone which collects/collates the data into insightful and easy to understand charts, you can export these details to excel and there is also a handy printable blood pressure diary chart if you wanted a hard copy this also :)

The HEM-7280T will alert you should your morning weekly average blood pressure reading exceed internationally recognised guidelines for normal home blood pressure levels, the HEM 7280T can also detect irregular heartbeats while blood pressure is being measured - if an irregular heartbeat is detected, an indicator icon will appear alerting the user to consult with a medical professional.

The armband is adjustable between 22cm and 42cm, it’s got a neat indicator which confirms the cuff has been wrapped correctly on the user’s arm and it will automatically apply the right amount of pressure for comfortable measurements which are done both quickly and accurately. It can monitor and store results for both yourself and also a friend with the 2 user memory function. Each user can store and review the last 100 readings with a touch of a button on the monitor itself but if you are using the OMRON smartphone App each person should use their own personal smart device to sync their individual readings.

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