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June 3, 2008

BehindTheMedspeak: World's first anti-slouch shirt — 'Assume the position'

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Invented by Talia Elena Radford Cryns, a graduate student in industrial design at Austria's University of Applied Arts Vienna.

"Called the Ergoskin, the device detects bad posture through sensors along the torso and prompts the wearer to correct it," wrote Ranit Mishori in today's Washington Post Health section story.

"Prompts the wearer" — heh, heh.

I can think of any number of amusing prompts.

But I digress.

"Someone who has been hunched over a computer for several minutes would begin to feel tiny pistons that 'tap on the surface of the skin,' says the Ergoskin's inventor."

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OK, that might be fun.

"The biofeedback doesn't hurt and is imperceptible to others, according to Cryns."

What about your smile as you straighten up and fly right?

But I digress yet again.

"The device can be calibrated to a wearer's ideal posture as determined by a physiotherapist."

I want one in the worst way.

"Repeated reminders to change position improve posture habits, which will eventually strengthen core muscles."

The green iteration below

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has just been named Official Posture Correction Shirt of bookofjoe.

"The Ergoskin won Austria's National Design Award for 2007 but is not yet commercially available."

Rats.

This shirt gives a whole new meaning to "assume the position."

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hi,
i want to learn about it.how can i buy it? how much mone is it?

Posted by: sezzgin | Jan 25, 2009 5:22:01 AM

Good fasion design

Posted by: eylos | Sep 12, 2008 5:24:42 PM

I have got a jaob which is shopping and I wantto have a sample from you if its possible.I think that products gets us more profit if its possible please mail me for your price and other things thank you so much have a good job
best regards

Posted by: hulya | Sep 6, 2008 4:20:18 AM

I prefer the slouch. On most people. And definitely on that guy in the illustration. In the corrected posture version he looks kind of aggressive and thuglike -- I could see him breaking all my crayons and running off with my beret. But the slouchy guy looks kind of friendly, like he'd share a bottle of Night Train with me under a viaduct, if I really needed it.

Posted by: Flautist | Jun 3, 2008 3:37:00 PM

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