IoT technology to improve postural hygiene
The Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the most widely used technologies in various sectors, due to its capacity for interconnectivity and, in turn, for providing data to detect failures, prevent or make better decisions. The AIR Institute is working on different projects that include connected devices or sensors, such as SpineCare, a device that helps to maintain good postural hygiene in activities affecting the spine.
SpineCare helps diagnose and prevent back problems in real time, in addition to session-based data access for user follow-up. It acts as a second skin that measures postural signals from the spine, with integrated hardware, designed to be worn under normal clothing, and connects to a smartphone app that visualises the data collected on the user's body posture. When the wearer has an unhealthy posture, the T-shirt alerts via the app.
The suit is powered by an external power bank, in addition to a HUB module that serves to acquire, read and send the data. The module incorporates a low-power Bluetooth for connection to mobile devices.
A few days ago, we had the opportunity to participate in the tenth Startup Olé and demonstrate the benefits of our device to hundreds of startups, companies, projects and investors from different countries.