ErgoSensor concept (via Phillips)
Sitting and working at a computer all day takes its toll on our posture. Seriously, right now while I’m writing this, I’m hunched over at about a 45 degree angle and that can’t be good. So, for those of us who need help with this issue Phillips has designed a new monitor that lets us know were slouching and provides a procedure to correct it. The 24 inch LED monitor (1920 X 1080) is equipped with Phillips ‘ErgoSensor’ which measures the users position in relation to the monitor and provides feedback on distance to screen (optimal viewing distance), as well as neck-posture detection using an embedded sensor located in the display’s top bezel.
The sensor will alert you when you’re either too far/close to the screen, if your posture is wrong, and whether you’ve been at the display to long without taking a break (a coffee break?). The monitor also has some other unique functions such as powering off the monitor if nobody has been in front of it for a certain amount of time. This provides a power reduction of 80%, and there is a kill switch on the monitors back that lets you power-down to 0 watts (like the monitors off button on front?). The ErgoSensor monitor features standard adjustments as well i.e.: height, tilt and rotation. No word as of yet on the display’s cost, but my guess is in the $200 to $300 USD price range.