Frequently Asked Questions
Posture Leader is an easy-to-use wearable posture correcting device specifically designed for dentists, it alarms when the user is holding an inappropriate posture and increases their posture awareness. It aims to prevent the development of Musculoskeletal Disorders among dentists who are more prone to these problems due to their working conditions. Our product will not only educate the dentists about standard postures to hold while practicing but will also suggest specific preventive and corrective exercises to relieve the tension in their muscles. Posture Leader has two important parts, the wearable device, and the smart mobile application.
Posture Leader is a based-on-science device, we developed its algorithm specifically for dentists to prevent the development of their work-related common musculoskeletal disorders by informing them about their harmful postural habits, giving them corrective exercises based on their potentially harmful postures, and suggesting healthier functionally equivalent postures.
Posture Leader features a state-of-the-art design aimed at having both ease of use and precision in data collection, it utilizes two high precision accelerometer-inclination sensors to measure the angle of the back and neck precisely. We trained our system based on real behaviors and postures of dentists with the aid of the rich dentist community around us.
The mobile app is easy to use and features a real-time display of posture changes. When deviating from the correct posture for specific dental practices, a silent vibration, and in-app alarm reminder will go off until a correction is made by the user. It will also log the user’s posture throughout the day and suggest corrective daily exercises for the neck and back based on the user’s recent postures.
The biggest difference between Posture Leader and other devices is that our product senses your neck’s inclination in addition to your back. As is known, cervical spondylosis is a very common disorder in the dentistry community due to their bad postural habits during working hours.
Posture Leader does not overtake your muscles functionality either; for example, when wearing a corset or compression shirt, you will get the urge to “collapse” back into your previous inappropriate posture once you take the product off. The idea behind that kind of posture correcting wearable items is to hold you in a fixed position, making it very difficult for you to move. A medical specialist may recommend these types of products in special cases, but they would generally never recommend them if the patient is trying to have a better posture and reduce shoulder and back pain related to poor postural habits. Posture Leader device works differently from corsets in that it allows you to retain free movement. Instead of restricting you, the device is making you aware of your posture. You can see it as a strict teacher constantly telling you when your posture is considered poor. If you, for instance, are slouching you will feel the feedback from the device (in the form of vibration and alarms) which will encourage you to realign your posture and it will come naturally to you to do so. When you start realigning your posture, you will activate the muscles yourself. When you continuously activate your muscles, the muscles will also build up a muscle memory, so the desired effects will be seen, even when you are not wearing the device.
When wearing the device, and practicing you will constantly be subtly reminded to realign your posture, this would lead to building up “muscle memory”, so you begin to realign your posture the effects of which could be observed in the long run, as your body needs time to develop the healthy habit of holding the proper body posture. Also, by using the device’s mobile app, you will have access to tailored exercises specifically created for you to suite your needs.
As medical specialists, we believe that the sole solution to these kinds of problems is prevention, and the key to prevention is raising awareness. This awareness would lead to two preventive mechanisms. The first one is the prevention of adopting bad postures and the second one is performing muscle-specific strengthening and corrective exercises. Our product, through constantly reminding you of your posture, will prevent you from adopting bad habits, and through its mobile app and the exercises that it offers Posture Leader will help you strengthen your muscles.
The lifespan of your product depends on how you care for it. It is important that you follow the care instructions provided. If you are using the product according to the care instructions the product should last for a long time.
Our product is free size and will fit every body type.
While practicing on patients. We recommend using Posture Leader to constantly check your posture and be reminded of your harmful postural habits.
Yes, under the Consumer Rights Act, you have a 1-year warranty. If the product is faulty, we will exchange it as long as you have followed the care instructions.
If you are one of the few unlucky people who have received a faulty product, then get in contact with us as soon as possible.