A picture-perfect family is a great sight to behold, a posture-perfect body is great to hold onto! How we sit, stand, walk and move around plays a definite role in determining the well-being of our body. Our lifestyle practices or our way of life in fact is not great these days and almost 70% of us experience some form of pain, predominantly shoulder and neck pain, throughout our life. This has made musculoskeletal diseases (MSD), a form of injury that affects the connective tissues such as muscles, nerves, joints and spinal discs dominant people’s life. Our lives revolve around computers and technology that dominate every sector right from banking and hospitals to education and hospitality. Sitting in front of a desktop/laptop affects our neck and shoulder muscles causing musculoskeletal discomfort and mood swings too. The ‘Posture Performance Garment’ invented serves to minimize this strain and improve the quality of life of these individuals.
Ergonomics is the science of designing a workplace keeping in mind the needs of the worker. Ergonomic stressors include the force needed to complete a task, any awkward or static working posture followed while finishing the task and the repetitiveness of the task. Any or all these cause high degrees of discomfort in a person. Ergonomics has the capability to remove risk factors that can cause MSDs thereby raising the standards of human productivity. Long hours of desktop/laptop use put abundant strain on the wrist and arms putting the employee at an increased risk of repetitive strain injury such as carpel tunnel syndrome and tendinitis. Likewise, computer workers often slouch over their computers, keep their arms elevated and their wrist/fingers in a particular position to enable working on the laptop/desktop. In such cases the back muscle is overactivated and the wrist/arms too are pressurized. Though ergonomics program and stretch exercises have been tried upon these employees none have been successful in motivating them to comply and participate in such activities.
The invention patented here comes of immense use in this regard as it provides a garment that’s been designed to improve the individual’s posture on wearing it. There have been conventional garments in the market but none of them have adjustable straps as given here in this invention. The absence of adjustable straps can even worsen the posture in the long run and necessitates the need to take off and put on the garment which might even prevent the user from using it altogether. But the garment invented here corrects all these, enables the user to adjust the amount of pulling force to help the wearer correct his/her posture and go back to his/her normal posture when desired. It corrects the wearer’s posture and helps him/her follow the posture in the long run even without the need for the garment thereon. The garment constructed might be a shirt, vest, tank top and many more which gives the user the flexibility to choose his/her comfortable choice of clothing to correct posture. The patent was first published on Feb 11th, 2016. For a detailed description of the garment and its role you can visit any of the below given patent sites:
United States Patent & Trademark Office: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=29&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=fitness&s2=health&OS=fitness+AND+health&RS=fitness+AND+health
European Patent Office: https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?FT=D&date=20160211&DB=&locale=en_EP&CC=CA&NR=2956738A1&KC=A1&ND=4
World Intellectual Property Organization: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=US201368424&recNum=1&office=&queryString=FP%3A%28posture+performance+garment%29&prevFilter=&sortOption=Pub+Date+Desc&maxRec=8
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