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Vietnamese student creates low-cost device to prevent scoliosis, myopia

Tuesday, April 07, 2015, 18:15 GMT+7

A 12th grader in south-central Vietnam has created a device able to alert students when they happen to sit in a way that can negatively affect their health.

Nguyen Duy Tam, a student from Class 12TL1 of Nguyen Hue High School in Phu Yen Province, said he came up with the idea when he saw his friends get scoliosis and myopia due to wrong sitting postures while studying.

The device is a rectangular plastic box with two sensor “eyes,” a processor, an LCD screen, and a series of small LED lights.

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