April 20, 2023

Posture Correction Alternatives

Poor posture is a common issue that affects people of all ages and lifestyles, but it can have serious consequences if it goes unchecked. Prolonged sitting or standing, slouching, or other bad habits can lead to back pain, muscle tension, and decreased mobility. Fortunately, various tools and methods are available to help with posture correction.

In this article, we will compare some of the most popular posture correction tools and methods, and discuss the pros and cons of each.

Back Braces

A popular option for posture correction is using a posture brace. Posture braces are designed to help improve your posture by gently pulling your shoulders back and keeping your spine in line. They can be worn during the day or while sleeping, and some even come with a variety of adjustable straps to customize your fit. 

  • The downside of posture braces is that they can be uncomfortable and can take some time to get used to. Moreover, if your body becomes regularly used to the brace you can weaken your core muscles and cause even more injury and damage to your body. 


Another option for correcting posture is postural physiotherapy. This type of therapy focuses on correcting posture through a combination of stretching, strengthening, and posture awareness. Postural therapy can be beneficial for those with more severe cases of poor posture, as the therapist can provide more detailed instruction and guidance. 

  • However, physiotherapy costs more than other alternatives and consumes more time and effort.

Posture Corrector Devices

Moreover, corrector devices are widely available these days, however, it is still questionable how many of them are not very effective in correcting posture. While these devices may claim to be a quick-fix solution, many of them fall short in actually helping to improve posture. Some of these devices can be quite expensive and uncomfortable to wear. Additionally, many of these devices are not effective in providing the right amount of support or in providing the user with an appropriate level of feedback. 

Upright Go is another posture correction device that attaches to your upper back and connects to an app on your phone. It uses vibrations to alert you when you slouch, helping you to correct your posture. It's designed to be worn discreetly under your clothes and can be adjusted to different levels of sensitivity, making it suitable for a range of users.

However, there are some drawbacks to using Upright Go: 

  • The vibration alerts can be too strong or distracting for some users. It also needs to be charged regularly, which can be inconvenient. 
  • Additionally, it may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions, such as pacemakers.

Posture Correction Apps 

Lastly, posture correction apps are another solution for fixing poor posture. These apps are designed to make maintaining good posture easier and more enjoyable. They can help you reduce pain, tension, and headaches and help you sit or stand up straight. And with the help of technology, you can easily build a habit of good posture and improve your overall health and well-being.

However, there are some possible cons to using posture corrector apps: 

  • They are designed specifically for sitting and may not be effective for other activities or standing postures. 
  • It may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions, such as spinal injuries or conditions that affect the upper body. 

YayZen is a posture corrector that mirrors your poor position and uses graphics to alert you when you slouch. The app provides feedback on your posture and tracks your progress together with stretch and walks reminders throughout the day. 

Finally, our product SitYEA is an AI-based solution for maintaining good posture. SitYEA works seamlessly on the desktop background and sends reminders to sit straight as well as notifying you while slouching. Moreover, the app reminds you to take breaks and provides statistics daily.