The Posture Suspenders

Collaborator: Tobias Sonne

A pair of normal suspenders from Amazon is the basis of The Posture Suspenders. A piece of stretchable conductive fabric are added to the suspenders and a vibrator provides feedback to the user. The conductive fabric changes resistance based on stretch, which determines the user’s posture. The conductive fabric will be low resistance when the user slouches and vice versa when the user has a correct posture. An Arduino Pro Mini is sewed onto the suspenders, where the fabric-sensor, the vibrator and a XeBee wireless radio all connect. A 3.6 volt battery powers the electronics.