Suffer from neck pain while riding? This piece of wearable tech could help you out (video)

Alex gives you an alert whenever you begin to slouch

Riding a bike for hours on end can put lots of stress on your neck and back, so the last thing you want to do is continue putting your body through the mill when you’re off the bike too. One way to avoid this might be to invest in Alex, a piece of wearable tech that makes sure you always maintain a good posture.

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Currently searching for backers on crowdfunding website Kickstarter, Alex is worn around the back of your neck, and will gently vibrate if you adopt poor posture for more than a few minutes at a time. It will also connect with an app on your phone via Bluetooth so you can see how your posture is improving over time.

Of course, if you decide to wear it on the bike, then it will be probably end up vibrating constantly as it struggles to cope with your ultra-aero position. So it’s probably best worn around during your daily life, to ensure that any neck pain that you do experience while riding isn’t made worse from day-to-day bad posture.

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The project is only a little short of its $50,000 goal on Kickstarter, but there are still a few slots left to get your hands on Alex for $59 (plus $10 shipping from Korea).