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Canon is best known for their optical,imaging, medical equipment, scanners, and industrial products, but once in a while, they’ll release something that thinks outside the box, like Posture Fit. Put simply, this egg-shaped device is used to monitor just how long one sits at a desk, and if that duration is over 60-minutes, a notification is sent. How so? Once that threshold has been reached, the device starts wobbling, blinking and dancing. read more for a video and additional information.
Sitting with bad posture may be ok for short periods, but if it notices this for a longer period, Posture Fit will remind you to sit up straight using noises and bobbing motions. It works in conjunction with a smartphone app that records this data and lets you view sitting duration as well as how good your posture was. There’s no word yet on pricing or availability, but should this go beyond concept the stage, expect a crowdfunding campaign.
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When you sit down, it raises its head and looks around to find someone, then starts monitoring. It sees two things. The first is sitting too long… the second thing is posture. Unlike a normal camera, the captured image does not show the person’s face or background. This is because users mentioned in interviews that they were concerned about privacy and the background being in shots. We agreed, and so we decided to incorporate such feedback into the product,” said Taguchi, the designer of Posture Fit.