Many people often sit for hours in front of their computer in a bent position. In the long run, this can lead to serious back problems. Nevertheless, it is difficult for many people to get used to a sitting posture that has been used once again. The hobbyist and Youtuber Norbert Zare has now solved the problem with a robot.
Zares robot consists of an arm that always snaps forward when the user sitting in front of it bends forward. In this way, the person concerned is repeatedly forced to sit up straight. The structure may not necessarily look fancy on the desk, but at least it is a creative aid for everyone who keeps falling into a bad posture.
You can find plans of the posture robot on the web
Zare’s robotic arm is powered by an Arduino. The movement of: the user: in turn is detected by a movement sensor that the person must wear on their body. As soon as you bend forward more than 55 degrees, the robot arm is triggered. If you want to recreate or even improve the device, you can view the program code for the Arduino on GitHub. Zare has also published a graphic on the hobbyist website Hackaday.io, from which you can see the wiring of the components.
Alternatively, you can of course try to sit correctly at your desk without the support of a robot arm. You can find out what you have to pay attention to here. It is also worth taking a look at our overview of a total of 15 exercises with which you can keep yourself fit at work. The exercises presented there should help to avoid any problems with your back, neck or shoulders.