A healthy spine is S-shaped. However, a bad posture will cause the pelvis to bend backwards, which leads to problems in the lumbar spine. The majority of office workers suffer from lumbar spine problems due to incorrect sitting postures and/or sitting for long periods.
Seat Plus is an intelligent cushion that continuously monitors its user's sitting posture and adapts to different body shapes using an AI algorithm based on pressure sensor data. It provides support for the user's lumbar while automatically correcting the spine whenever it deviates from an S-curve alignment using an air-bag system. As a result, users will adjust their postures intuitively. Users can customise their posture correction settings and get reminders of their posture and activity via a mobile app. Ultimately, Seat Plus will help people develop good sitting habits.
Experience Design Team, TS&IP Lenovo Research, China
Deng Yuanyuan, Du Wenyu, Jin Yucheng, Su Xi, Wan Xi, Yin Jin, Zhao Xu