|Description||Smart posture sensor|
|Product Crowdfunding, 2/2014 ||$1M|
Founded in 2011, Lumo BodyTech uses smart sensors and software to help people improve their health. Lumo was founded by Stanford entrepreneurs Monisha Perkash, Dr. Charles Wang and Andrew Chang and is backed by Madrona Ventures, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, and Jerry Yang’s AME.
Our story begins with one of our co-founders, Andrew, and his quest to find a solution for his bad back. He would often feel frustrated and less productive when his back was giving him trouble. Andrew tried many different solutions but nothing worked, until he took posture classes that taught him how to sit, stand, and sleep properly. Learning better posture has transformed his life. Not only does he feel better, he looks great too. This was the inspiration behind the company’s first product, Lumo Back, a wearable sensor and smartphone app for lower back posture and activity, which impacts back pain, fitness, confidence, and appearance.
Lumo Lift, the company’s second product, focuses on chest, shoulder, and upper back slouching, a big problem for many office workers who sit at desks all day long. Improving upper body posture also greatly improves appearance and confidence.
Andrew’s experience was the inspiration behind Lumo Back. We’re on a mission to give the body a voice, to amplify the body’s signals, using the latest sensor and mobile technologies. In doing so, we hope to positively transform the lives of millions of other people too.
We often need to be in one position for long periods of time, such as when working at a desk. Lumo Back will give you feedback and make sure you are sitting tall. But it’s about so much more than just sitting up straight. We at Lumo believe that your best posture is your next posture. So Lumo Back will help you understand how many times you stand up, how much you move, and how long you have been sitting, so that you keep yourself moving. It’s not about running a marathon; it’s about standing up and taking a quick walk. It’s not about having a perfect spine; it’s about a spine in motion.