How to improve your posture in real-time

The famous tech brand Microsoft has developed a genius way to draw people’s attention to their posture. A real time posture scanner was the great solution! You can see it in Stockholm!

The more mobile we get the more we tend to carry. The fact is that we carry too many devices, such as large and heavy laptops on a daily basis and we also carry them wrong that leads then to back pain and sore necks. It is an increasing problem, it might be called an endemic disease.

That’s why in the down town business district of Stockholm Microsoft with agency JWM have recently installed a digital billboard with a real-time posture scanner and a Kinect camera which automatically analisys and correct people’s posture. The initiative was to make people stop and think, and gave them tips and tricks on how to carry their bags right and light. As an alternative option you can replace your laptop with Microsoft Surface pro 4 – a powerful laptop and a tablet in one versatile device, weighting less than 800 grams.

Technology never ceases to amaze me, I can’t wait to see what comes next! What do you think of it? 😉


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49 thoughts on “How to improve your posture in real-time

  1. This is a brilliant idea. I carry all the time my laptop with me and I know my posture is suffering because of it. That’s where my back problems are coming from also. We should take more care about our back and posture.

  2. Amazing way to incorporate a product that you’re endorsing! Good job, Microsoft. It’s important to be aware of your posture because it’s difficult to have health issues concerning your posture/bones. Really!

  3. I have a titanium cage in my back because of a major injury I had when I was younger. I would be curious to see how this device would react to my posture. I might blow up the machine 😉

  4. This has always been a problem for me. I even go to a chiro! Tho he tells me correcting my posture is really more of a ME responsibility lol. Technology IS amazing.

  5. I think it’s scary how many harmful things people do to their bodies and not realize them. That scanner is a great idea to make people aware.

  6. My mum is always complaining about my posture so I can’t let her know that a machine like this exists xD Seems like a pretty handy tool though!

  7. When I think about posture, I think about walking around with books on my head lol! Such a great idea, my posture was dreadful, slouching really isn’t good for your body.

  8. I have to admit that I have a terrible psoture but of course, I want to improve as much as I can. Technology has been really amazing in providing solutions even in the least noticed problems by the people. Actually, I am planning to get a Microsoft Surface pro 4 for a convenient use in traveling and working.

  9. WOW! What an incredible initiative by Microsoft! They should install similar scanner everywhere to improve the posture of everyone!

  10. This billboard is a great way to promote the Microsoft Surface pro 4 and a great way to correct peoples posture. I would love to use this machine just for the tips in the right way to carry things etc for sure.

  11. Such a wonderful idea, which could help many like me. I am pretty much sure that my posture is not at its best as I am work from home mom with 2 small kids staying restless almost every day. The posture scanner from Microsoft looks great & I love that it is light weight as well.

  12. The corporate world where people spend most of their time sitting infront of machines this sounds like a great initiation to make people aware of the problems.

  13. Fantastic! That’s so important to take care of posture and finally acompany which really knows this issue has taken a step to do something to improve this growing problem.

  14. HA the first part of the video has blown my mind, wearing your bag on one side is a mistake I’ve done. Also really great that the society and of course Microsoft acknowledged this posture problem among people and work towards fixing it.

  15. Euge nia this is amazing, come to think of it, we all forget about things like his due to our ever busy lifestyles that we forget to look after our posture. Great read.

  16. This is a very good read. We often skip how our postures are supposed to be. But I think Its very important to take a note of it for the safety of the spinal cord and to avoid other problems which might develop out of it.

  17. Ottima idea dal momento che i problemi di pistura spesso causati dal costante uso di laptop, smartphones, tablet ecc. Vengono sottovalutati. Io ne so qualcosa… La mia cervicale causata dal telefonino avrebbe bisogno di questo scanner

  18. Now that you mentioned this I realize, that my back pain could be as a result of carrying my laptop to work daily,and I like that Microsoft is being innovative, this is a great way to market their surface pro4 and also help people. Thanks.

  19. I love this idea of Microsoft. It would definitely get my attention. And if I would walk by it, I would love t o try it out. I think the billboard with realtime posture scanner is very good for awareness. And it’s a fun way to do it.

  20. My posture -NOT SO GOOD, but I think my standing desk helps me improve it, although if a posture “expert” were standing behind me right now, they might not agree, LOL!

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