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An upright posture is important. People who have to sit for hours, e.g. at work, in front of their computers, are deeply at risk to develop serious and longlasting back trouble and pains. This is a functional undershirt which reminds and supports its wearer with sitting straight. The back parts made of boned jersey consist of dielectric elastomer strands, sensors and small rechargeable batteries that can be loaded easily overnight with an induction charge station. Before first use three sensors measure the pressure distribu-
tion on the vertebras to calibrate the shirt for the wearer. As soon as the posture differs from the adjustment for more than one minute the batteries power up and the voltage ensures the bending and vibrating of the ela-
stomer strands to get the wearer back to the right posture.