Ergorithm is a wearable device, designed to correct posture by alerting the wearer to changes in how they are sitting.
Each year, up to $750M in private health insurance claims in Australia alone are related to back or posture. Even if a fraction of these could be avoided with Ergorithm, it would pay for the investment many times over.
Circa 5 Million Australians work in office environments. This is only likely to grow as automation increases, putting more pressure on health claims.
Nearly 20% of Australians own a wearable device. This means that people are generally happy with the concept. Wearing a simple device for health purposes isn't likely to be a problem.
We use cutting edge sensors to measure how you're sitting. This sensor sends back readings to our proprietary algorithm which determines whether you're sitting properly or not. If you need a nudge, we'll let you know it is time to sit up straight.
We use a variety of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to measure a variety of inputs including the angle at which you're sitting, movement, temperature, humidity and speed. These readings are measured continuously and sent back to our cloud processing platform.
Our data scientists looked at a large set of data from our testing phase and devised the best algorithms to determine when your posture needs correcting (or when you're just leaning forward to read some small text). Once we've calibrated for your particular patterns, the device automatically starts working.
Okay, so it isn't that gentle, but you'll know when you need to sit up, and also when you should have a stretch. With your permission, we can share the data with your health professional or insurance company which may assist in your treatment and recovery or provide rewards for healthy posture.
Ergorithm by Lynxx
Lynxx is an analytics company with offices in Australia and the Netherlands
Level 1, 50 Yeo Street, Neutral Bay
NSW 2089, Australia
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