Finally a fix for ‘tech neck’, but it’s going to require yet more technology
If you spend hours hunched over a computer, or staring down at a phone, you’ve likely been plagued with a pain known as ‘tech neck’. Unfortunately, barring actually closing your laptop or holding your phone above your head, there’s no easy cure. But that may be about to change, thanks to a Korean start-up called Namu that has developed a posture-tracking 100 USD wearable – Alex – which works by sensing the position of your head and neck in real-time, and if you’re hunched and bending your neck down for longer than a few minutes, vibrates to remind you sit up straight. Alex works in combination with an app that’s continually tracking your posture so that you’ll be able to monitor your progress and entirely rid yourself of tech neck, within just 21 days.