If you find yourself slumping in front of a screen, hour after hour or wondering why you’ve got neck and shoulder pain after a day tapping away at a laptop, then an invention from a North West entrepreneur could be what you’re looking for.
Using an avatar which helps to reminds the computer user to stop slumping and sit with better posture emerged as one of the new ideas presented at the latest North West Startup 2.0 event.
The company’s Dr Phil Worthington explained how his system could help reduce absenteeism through back problems caused by poor posture while working at computers and laptops.
A webcam observes the user and sends a reminder on the screen if they sit in a damaging position for a while.
See the video below for an example.
Other ideas presented on the night were a system which provides for easy distribution of documents (Edocr.com), a system for making voice calls direct from a wesite (PhoneFromHere.com) and a web marketing tool which assists companies in making viral video presentations (Web.vm).
The evening was one of the regular events organised by Start Up 2.0 more information is avilable at the website www.nwstartup20.co.uk.