Transitioning from working out of the office to working from home has undoubtedly thrown our daily movement routines for a loop. While our days once consisted of walking throughout the office and completing our daily move goal ring by lunchtime, our workdays are now split between slouching at a desk and laying on the couch for short breaks. Turning to smart technology to help incorporate more mobility throughout our days. A team of designers based in Korea developed a smart desk gadget called Root.
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The team of designers behind Root incorporated smart technology into the handheld device. That mimics the experience of movement tracking from other smart devices like the Apple watches or built-in smartphone health monitors. Built to be the size of a large pen, Root is as compact and portable as any other health-tracking smart desk gadget. Most of the device’s operability is integrating into its internal structure. Coming complete with an elastic strap inside that extends for full-motion stretching and built-in motion sensors. And coils that provide the groundwork for smart technology. Root’s accompanying app receives information from the device’s internal sensors to provide stretching exercises. That are most appropriate for each user’s limitations and individual needs.
After pairing Root with the app via Bluetooth. Users can return to their own profile to view upcoming stretching routines, exercises. As well as activity training throughout the day. Integrated coaching and in-app expertise guide users through each movement that Stretch recommends. Depending on the handlebar sensors to ensure correct body placement and movement. In developing Root, the team of designers hoped to create a stretching device that helps users generate a solid foundation for our daily movement. That will ultimately turn into a daily routine to open up the day to new possibilities. With the chunk of our days taking place behind screens and hunching over our smartphones. Root’s minimal screen provides the ideal recharge we all need.