Smart sensor and big data company LUMO BodyTech raises Series A. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
Good posture starts with the lower back, which is what the LUMOback sensor and mobile app monitors to track posture and activities, providing actionable feedback with real-time vibrations.
LUMOback was co-founded by CEO Monisha Kerpash and announced raising $5 million in Series A funding. Madrona Venture Group, Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors and Jerry Yang's AME Cloud Ventures are investors.
A wearable sensor and smartphone app for posture, LUMOback is the first product by LUMO BodyTech, a company focused on making smart sensors and software and providing people actionable feedback to improve their health. The company is shipping early versions of the product to Kickstarter customers now and will be available in retail stores in 2013.
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Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.