This year on Kickstarter: GigaOM’s top 10 favorite campaigns


LUMO Smart Posture Sensor

Goal: $100,000
Amount pledged: $200,503

As health gadgets gain in popularity, keep an eye on the company behind this device. Worn around your waist, the LUMO Smart Posture Sensor monitors your movements and gives your lower back a buzz when it senses that you’re not standing up straight. Its maker, LUMO Body Tech, turned to Kickstarter for validation before going into production and got it within a matter of weeks, ultimately raising more than double their goal amount. But they plan for this to be just the first in a line of wearable devices for improving health and performance and avoiding injuries. On the heels of their successful campaign, this week LUMO said they raised $5 million in Series A funding from investors, including Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors.

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