LUMO BodyTech are well known for their first posture corrector – the LUMO Back which launched with Kickstarter support back in 2013.
Since then, the team at LumoBodyTech have not been idle. Their latest product, the exciting LUMO Lift, is now starting to ship and we are excited to see what they’ve come up with. There are 16 000 pre-orders so we’re not the only ones keen!
LUMO Lift – the new way
The LUMO Lift, like the original LUMO Back, is designed to correct the wearer’s posture. It is worn on the upper body, for example on your collar or shoulder.
LUMO Lift is a small sensor that you can clip anywhere on your chest and shoulders using an interchangeable magnetic clasp.It focuses on improving how you hold your chest, shoulders, and upper back. Based on your profile and behavior, Lift provides data and recommendations to help you improve posture and fitness. You’ll also earn badges and awards as you reach targets.
It has two parts, one being the actual sensor and the other being a small magnet. You simply “sandwich” an item of your clothing between the two and you are good to go. The device is very small (under 2″ long and 1/4″ thick) and discreet. It can be completely hidden under clothes, or worn as a fashion accessory if you wish.
The Lift detects the curvature of your upper body (spine), which is a very good indicator of your total spinal posture – if you correct the top of your back’s alignment, you also correct the mid and lower sections. Using the LUMO Lift, when your spine moves out of alignment, you get a small buzz that gives a gentle reminder to straighten up. Very simple and very effective.
Advanced Features – the Lumo Lift not only corrects your posture, – it can also track physical activity including steps and calories burned. There are several other products currently available that do this too, but the ability to monitor and track body positioning is unique to the LUMO Lift. Its advanced software is the key to LUMO BodyTech’s continuing success in the posture corrector market.
How Does Lumo Lift Work?
Once you’ve attached the Lumo Lift to your upper body using the magnetic clasp, it immediately begins monitoring your posture. The built in lithium battery lasts for around 5 days and recharges in 2 hours.
The Lift can be used in two different modes:
1. Monitoring – in this mode it silently monitors and records your posture and activities. It is paired which an iOS device like an iPhone and the data can be reviewed and analysed. (It currently works with the following devices: Apple iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, iPod Touch (5th gen), iPad (3rd and 4th gen), iPad mini, iPad Air.) Lumo BodyTech are developing both android and desktop apps. You can set targets, earn rewards, and get actionable recommendations straight from the app. Over time, it plots whether yo