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Posture Perfect:
The Path to Pain-Free Workdays

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The Importance of Proper Posture

Maintaining good posture is essential for our overall well-being and physical health. Our bodies are designed to function optimally when our weight is evenly distributed, and our spine is properly aligned. However, in today's sedentary lifestyles, we often find ourselves slouching, leaning forward, or adopting other poor postural habits, especially when working at a desk or computer for extended periods.

Poor posture can lead to a variety of issues, including back and neck pain, muscle strain, headaches, and even decreased respiratory function. When we slouch or lean forward, we place excessive stress on certain areas of our bodies while underutilizing others, disrupting the natural balance and alignment of our musculoskeletal system.

While ergonomic furniture and workstation setups can help promote better posture, they alone cannot guarantee that we maintain proper alignment throughout the day. Our bodies are constantly in motion, and even the most supportive chair cannot account for all the subtle postural adjustments we make.

SpatialCortex MOVA

Thanks to SpatialCortex MOVA, you can leverage advanced sensor data to continuously monitor and actively correct our posture and develop healthier habits.

MOVA is a small wearable device that attaches to your upper back or neck area and connects to its dedicated mobile app to track your posture habits over time. It uses sensor technology to detect when you are slouching and can provide gentle reminders to sit or stand upright, to helps learn and adopt best posture during working

By combining ergonomic principles with cutting-edge technology, MOVA helps you cultivate a heightened awareness of our posture and make the necessary adjustments to maintain proper alignment throughout the day. This proactive approach not only alleviates immediate discomfort but also lays the foundation for long-term musculoskeletal health and overall well-being.

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Embark on a Transformative Postural Journey with MOVA

Over the course of few weeks, the innovative MOVA device and mobile app will guide you on a transformative journey towards developing a deeper understanding of your posture while working, ultimately helping you learn and adopt optimal postural habits.

  • An initial survey (10 questions) to reflect on you work set-up and posture along with useful prompts to make preliminary adjustments.

  • Using the ‘Monitor Posture’ functionality to develop quantitative understanding of postural patterns through-out the workday.

  • Using the real-time functionality to receive timely alerts whenever your posture deviates from optimal alignment, empowering you to actively correct your stance and reinforce positive habits.

  • A completion survey to evaluate your postural improvements over the program.

This comprehensive approach combines self-assessment, data tracking, real-time feedback, and reflective evaluation to cultivate lasting good postural habits while working.

Powering the device On/Off

To turn on the device, press and hold the power switch for 3 seconds. The green LED will light up, indicating that the device is powered on. To turn off the device, press and hold the power switch again for 3 seconds.

Attaching the device

Using the clip, attach the device to your shirt or t-shirt or workwear.

Note

For optimal performance, attach the device in the highlighted region on your upper back, between the shoulder blades. Ensure it follows the contour of your upper back during movement. Collars that do not follow the contour of the upper back may not be suitable for posture tracking.

 Using MOVA technology to monitor posture while working

MOVA’s ‘Monitor Posture’ functionality allows you to quantitatively understand and pay attention to your posture throughout the work-day. Please follow the following steps,

  • Login to your MOVA App

  • From the Home page, select ‘Monitor Posture’

  • Press ‘Scan MOVA devices’ and your device’s name will appear (make sure the device is turned on) and then press ‘Connect’ button

  • On the ‘Monitor Posture’ page press the ‘Start’ button

  • Your will be guided through a small Calibration step, after which you will begin tracking your posture in real-time

  • Press the ‘Stop’ button to end the session

Note: The calibration step is essential for reliable tracking. During this step, you will need to stand up-right and still for a few seconds, then turn to your right or left and remain still for a few more seconds. The app interface will guide you through this process.

 Using MOVA technology to learn and adopt good posture through real-time feedback

You can turn on real-time Haptic feedback on the ‘Monitor Posture’ page to receive timely real-time feedback when the posture is compromised.

You can also adjust the sensitivity of the tracking and feedback (Low – Mid – High) to a level that is suitable and acceptable to you.

Viewing data

Pressing the 'View data' button from the Home Page takes you to the Results page where data is plotted in,

  • Daily view: Shows risk score through out the working hours of a day (selected from the drop-down list)

  • Overall view: Shows how the risk score profile has changed across the days when MOVA has bee used.

Charging the device

To charge the device, use the provided charging cable and connect it to the USB-C port. Plug the other end into a standard USB-A power supply. The amber LED will light up while the device is charging and will turn green when the device is fully charged.

Note

The battery is meant to last over 2 work shifts (of 8 hours each) when used for posture tracking. However, the run-time will vary when real-time haptic feedback is activated. It is recommended that the device is changed at the end of every work shift.

Survey

The Survey button on the Home Page will take you through a set of 10 questions that will help reflect on you work set-up and posture at the beginning and completion  of the program.

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