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To buzz or not to buzz: improving awareness of posture through vibrotactile feedback

Johnson, Rose; van der Linden, Janet and Rogers, Yvonne (2010). To buzz or not to buzz: improving awareness of posture through vibrotactile feedback. In: Whole Body Interaction Workshop CHI2010, 10-11 Apr 2010, Atlanta.

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The iPosture' is a commercially available device which claims to improve posture. It is designed to deliver a vibrotactile buzz if the wearer slouches. We present the finding of a preliminary study evaluating the user experience of wearing it. Contrary to company claims, users found that it did not show them how to improve their posture but the buzzing did improve their body awareness.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Authors
Keywords: wearable technology; posture; vibrotactile feedback
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 23375
Depositing User: Rose Johnson
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 15:05
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 11:31
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