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Darma is the world’s first smart cushion that monitors your posture, sitting habits, stress level, and coaches you to sit better.
Recent studies have linked sedentary behavior (measured by time spent sitting) to higher rates of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and premature death. Physical inactivity is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. and the fourth in the world.
Darma is the world’s first “inactivity tracker” – a non-invasive smart cushion to monitor your sitting habits and improve your physical and mental health. Darma uses novel sensor technology and algorithms to offer actionable guidance to improve posture, balance sitting time and reduce stress.
Darma gives you more than data. It learns your sitting habits to present you with actionable coaching, from stand-up reminders, to posture advice, to tailored stretching guidance. Darma communicates all of this through our iPhone and Android app or via your desktop computer.
Darma detects your posture and lets you know when you’ve been slouching for too long. Even better, it provides you live feedback and teaches you to sit properly, by extending the spine and engaging your core muscles.
What does Darma mean?
Darma is named after Bodhidharma, the father of Zen and meditation. Our goal is to bring wisdom to everyday sitting.
Darma is for you if…
You sit for many hours each day
You have poor posture
You suffer from back pain
You care about maintaining your health
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