For my final project, i decided to work more on my feedback loop project. For my feedback loop project, i researched about back pain. I found out that back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Also, Sitting at a computer for long periods of time can take a toll on body. By not sitting with correct posture, it is easy to end up with back pain, neck pain, knee pain and a tingling of the hands and fingers. So, i decided to create a sensor chair. With this chair, people can start to change their sitting positions and have a new habit of right sitting posture.
Proposed Final Project
Also, It is important to keep bones and joints in straight alignment so that muscles are used effectively. Especially, when sitting in front of a computer for long periods of time, right posture helps in keeping the spine stress free and prevents muscular pain and backache. Also, too much sitting seems to increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. The right time period for sitting in front of a computer is around 1 hour. If you can sit in a right position for 1 hour, can have message as a positive feedback. But, if you can not sit in a right position. an alert pops up on your screen to warn you about changing your position in a right sitting posture. Also, according the researches, that the right time period for sitting is around 1 hour, people need to stand up every 1 hour. So, if people learn to sit in a correct way around 1 hour, sensor chair starts to heat up, people need to stand up and walk around until it cools down. In this way, people can have a more healthy body.
For the prototype, i will try to put sensors on the chair for heating up and cooling down the temperature to make them stand up with using arduino. Also, for the final, i will plan to add popup alerts to warn people for changing their position in a right way.