myBack!

myBack won the 2012 Employers Choice Award for Interactive Design and Media Competency during the 2012 Design Exhibit at Philadelphia University!

iPhone Posture Coach App.

Making use of HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript, along with the technology found in today’s smart phones to tell a user when their posture is outside of positions considered “good posture”.

I wanted to create an application that many people could use. My approach to this project was minimal design and minimal need for interaction between the user and the application for full functionality.

I decided on creating an app that will help alleviate bad posture and possibly reduce chronic back pain for the users.  I needed some help for this. I turned to Philadelphia University’s Occupational Therapy program for guidance.  Together with Occupational Therapy student Jeanette Glaz, we determined the best placement of the device for measurement, and the proper angles for “good” posture.

To make this all possible, I needed to make the strap shown below.

 

 

Starting out with just Hand Sketched User Interface ideas, the myBack iPhone Web Application came together quite smoothly. It consists of a Natural User Interface (NUI) that “listens” to the angle at which the user is standing, helping to determine the posture habits of the user. myBack takes minimal manual input from the user to function, allowing the user to focus on other tasks while coaching themselves into good posture.

Technology Used:

  • HTML5
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • CSS3
  • Raphael.js

Graphics Generated Using:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • HTML5
  • Raphael.js
  • CSS3
visit http://www.myBackApp.com on your iPhone to try it out now. Be Sure to add it to your homescreen for best performance!
myBackBelt
mybackbelt2
initialSketch

My first UI sketches and notes on coding for myBack.


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