Software to monitor your posture!

Posture Software isn’t just a gimmick. A poor posture can cause trapping nerves and result in a host of pains, aches and pins and needles sensations. You can tell by our own website name that we consider posture to be hugely important for computer users.
Posture Minder - Health and Safety Expo award winner

Posture Minder was designed by, UK medical doctor, Dr Philip Worthington to address what he saw as a rising need arising from mass use of computers/laptops in the general population. We have used his software for years now and are still impressed by the excellent value it presents. It is award winning and approved by The London Spine Clinic on Harley Street, London.

People use their computers unconsciously and this is exactly what Posture Minder addresses. Posture Minder, uses a Webcam to judge where you are positioned in relation to your screen. When it isn’t happy with your posture it alerts you! Go to technical info

Video explaining the benefits of Posture Minder software

Posture Software Guide

UK Suppliers UK Suppliers

  • Posture-Minder

    Posture Minder USB Software

    Improve your posture with active Posture monitoring via your WebCam

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USA Suppliers USA Supplier

  • Posture-Minder

    Posture Minder USB Software

    Improve your posture with active Posture monitoring via your WebCam

    View USA supplier

Canadian Suppliers Canadian Supplier

Not available as yet but as this product software can be downloaded please explore the USA supply option

 

PostureMinder

Postureminder works on PCs from Windows 2000 upwards. We use it currently on Windows 10.

It provides a complete toolkit for healthier computer use:

  • Break reminders. Taking regular short breaks has been proven to reduce fatigue and improve productivity
  • Micro-break reminders. Taking a moment to relax your eyes and body, and think about your posture, reduces eye fatigue and improves concentration
  • Hydration diary. Keep track of what you drink during the working day and get advice to help you stay hydrated and on top of your game
  • Stretch exercises. Follow simple video stretch exercises during breaks if you want to actively relieve muscle tension and fatigue
  • Ergonomic training. Built-in display screen equipment (DSE) training and self-assessment suitable for SMEs to meet their responsibilities under the UK Display Screen Equipment Regulations, or for home users to set up their workstation.

All of these tools are flexible – they can be turned on or off as needed and settings changed to meet individual users’ needs and working style. If your needs change for any reason, simply adjust your settings in moments. If more than one person uses the computer, PostureMinder keeps individual settings in each Windows login profile so all users can benefit from PostureMinder.


Article by Dr Philip Worthington

This article below was published in September 2010 by Dr Philip Worthington specifically about back pain.

Back pain due to office work

Back pain due to sedentary lifestyles, particularly sitting in front of a computer at work, home or school for long periods, is a fast-growing problem.

Up to now, few cases of this type of back pain have led to large compensation payouts (such as those starting to be seen for RSI conditions), mainly because of the difficulty of proving the cause of back pain.

That’s bound to change as the impact of poor ergonomics builds up over the years – remember, few people were working on computers 20 years ago, much less using them as children or in their spare time.

The rise in laptop use compounds the problem. Prevention is better than cure. Everyone knows they should sit in good postures, and some know how to set up their workstation for ergonomic working, and about the importance of taking regular short breaks.

Posture Minder - Health and Safety Expo award winnerHowever, look around a typical office and you’ll see few people do these things – the fact is, they’ve built up damaging posture and working habits over many years. Breaking out of these bad habits is difficult; after all, you’re meant to be concentrating on your work, not your posture.

I’ve spent the last few years developing an award-winning,low-cost software solution to these problems. It can be used preventatively, or to help back pain suffers recover from an episode of backache and prevent recurrence.

Dr Philip Worthington