March 29, 2016
We tend to think of activity tracking devices and the companion apps that process their data as single product offerings. But a new report from Argus Insights suggests that perhaps the users of these devices don't see them that way.
Argus, which looks at consumer reviews and social data to analyze "mindshare", reports that the baseline level of consumer enjoyment (what Argus calls "delight') of...
October 13, 2015
Early next year Lumo Bodytech, the company behind the Lumo Lift and Lumoback posture and activity tracking devices, will launch a new wearable, Lumo Run, a pair of running shorts or capris with a sensor embedded into the waistband to track runner-specific health metrics like cadence, bounce, ground contact time, braking, stride length, and pelvic rotation.
Lumo Run also tracks distance, time,...
June 24, 2014
Digital health upstart Darma has developed a cushion that aims to help people remember to maintain good posture when sitting down for long periods of time.
The cushion contains one millimeter-thick fiber optic sensors that sense the user's movements. The pillow also has embedded sensors that detect heart rate, stress level, and respiration. All of this information is sent to a companion app on...
January 7, 2014
Palo Alto, California-based Lumo Body Tech, makers of the Lumoback posture and activity tracking device, announced plans this week to crowdfund its next generation wearable, Lumo Lift. Lift is considerably smaller than its predecessor, and instead of taking the form factor of a belt, the new device uses a magnetic clasp to clip to the wearer's clothing.
"We learned that many of our existing...
October 10, 2013
Sixty percent of Americans have experienced health problems related to using technology or sitting at a desk, according to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by Lumo Body Tech, makers of the wearable Lumoback posture sensor.
“At Lumo, our mantra is that you can’t improve what you don’t measure,” Monisha Perkash, Lumo cofounder and CEO said in a statement. “Because our...
August 14, 2013
Lumo Body Tech, makers of an app-connected posture sensing belt, launched a new, overhauled version of its LUMOback sensor today. The new sensor is a significant hardware upgrade and also includes new tracking capabilities and app features.
The company has redesigned both the belt and the sensor unit to be lighter, smaller, and more comfortable than the first generation of the unit. The shell of...
December 19, 2012
Lumo Body Tech, the company that makes the Lumoback posture sensor has raised $5 million in its first round of funding, with Madrona Venture Group leading the round. Also contributing were Yahoo co-founder and former CEO Jerry Yang and Innovation Endeavors, Google chairman Eric Schmidt's investment fund, which also contributed to Lumo's $1.1 million seed round April. With the $200,000 from their...