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Now, computer monitor that scolds office workers for slouching

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 17:10

London: A multinational electronics firm has come up with a new monitor dubbed the ErgoSensor, which has been created to `promote a healthier and productive workplace`.
The Philips` new monitor does this by detecting improper posture and telling the user if he slouches.

The sensor is embedded in the monitor, where a webcam lens might normally sit, and will advise users to adjust their sitting position if it slips from an acceptable standard, the Daily Mail reported.

The company`s website explains that the monitor will give `corrective feedback on optimal viewing distance and ergonomic neck angle`.

The device, which is made up of 65 per cent recycled materials, will also helpfully notify you, judged on how long you`ve been staring at it, whether you should take a break.

Additionally, if you take a coffee break, it will automatically sense your absence and power down.

Philips has estimates that this function solely accounts for an energy saving of 80 per cent.


First Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 17:09
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