Lumo Meets DC Rainmaker @ CES

Happy Friday! With CES 2016 winding down, we’re just about wrapping up to prepare for our journey home to Lumo HQ in Palo Alto, CA. A big thank you to all who stopped by our partner booths at Refinery29, Nordic, and Flextronics, and especially at Pepcom where we had the opportunity to demo and talk about some of our latest projects — one of them being Lumo Run and the Digital Running Signatures we just announced.

Thanks to Your Support, We’ve Surpassed Our Funding Goal for Lumo Lift!

Thanks to Your Support, We’ve Surpassed Our Funding Goal for Lumo Lift!

 

Wow, what a whirlwind! We couldn’t be happier to announce that on Friday night, less than 4 days after we launched our pre-order campaign for Lumo Lift, we successfully met our funding goal of $200,000.

We are so excited and blown away by your support so far. We couldn’t have gotten here without you! Thank you to all of you who ordered a Lift, told your friends about us, visited our booth at CES, or wrote about us in the press.

We have four weeks left in our campaign and we can’t wait to see how far we’ll go. If you believe in our mission of helping people to stand taller, move more, and live better, then please share Lift with your loved ones.

Thanks again!

The Lumo Team

A Brand New Buzz – The Inside Scoop on Our New Vibration Controls

A Brand New Buzz: The Inside Scoop on Our New Vibration Controls

Coulton, UX Designer

Coulton, UX Designer

Hey there, LUMObacker!

We want to let you know that we’ve just released an awesome firmware and app update that will allow you to have more control over your LUMOback’s vibrations than ever before. We’ve included the full update details here, but I just wanted to give you a little bit of background information about why we’ve created these new controls.

Our goal with LUMOback is to provide you with tactile feedback to help you stay mindful of your posture and improve it over time. Through tons of testing and lots of conversations with our wonderful LUMObackers, we’ve determined that getting immediate feedback is super important. Previously, you would not get a buzz until you had been in a slouchy position for 4 seconds. Now, you’ll get a buzz right away as a friendly reminder to sit straight or stand tall. We worked hard to simplify the controls associated with this real-time feedback, making it easier than ever for you to get the feedback that you want and expect.

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Additionally, some people want LUMOback to continuously remind them to stop slouching, so we’ve introduced Pulse mode. In Pulse mode, LUMOback will start buzzing at you as soon as you slouch, and won’t stop until you fix your posture. Annoying? Maybe. Effective? Yes! We think this is great to use when you’re first using LUMOback so that you can train yourself to better understand what really is good posture. Once you know what good posture looks and feels like, maybe you’ll want to switch to “Buzz Once” mode and just get one friendly buzz reminder when you slouch. Or maybe staying in Pulse mode is the best way to keep you accountable! It’s all up to you.

adv_vibration_v3.0.5 So go ahead, try it out. Feel free to play around with the settings until you find what works best for you. Maybe you want to set your Bad Posture Threshold to the strict “Barely Slouched” position but use “Buzz Once” mode, or maybe you’d prefer to use a somewhat more lenient Bad Posture Threshold but pair it with Pulse mode to receive consistent buzzes until you stop slouching.

We love these new vibration controls, and we hope you will too! Let us know what you think in the comments below or by contacting us at support@lumoback.com.

We’ve Got Your Back!

-Coulton Bunney (UX Designer) and the LUMOback Team