BetterBack makes every chair ergonomic

Better posture can not only help your health, it can also boost your mood. BetterBack can get you out of that slump, both physically and metaphorically.

It’s a small pack that you strap onto your lower back. Instead of spending hundreds or even thousands on an ergonomic chair, it can make any chair a posture-improving one. It even works if you’re sitting somewhere without a backrest, like a bar stool.

So how does it work? Its amazingly simple. The cushioned part fits around the small of your back, and straps hook onto your knees. As you lean back, you’re forced to sit upright. Of course there’s nothing to stop you leaning over forward, but you’ll just have to make sure you lean back.

The makers claim just 15 minutes’ use a day can help improve your posture.

The knees are padded, and the back support is made of perforated mesh so your back can breathe. It fits everyone from children up to people with a 42-inch waist. And it’s small enough to fit in a purse or bag.

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There’s no app, and no batteries to charge. Take it with you wherever you go, and you’ll be walking tall in no time.

It’s exceeded its funding goal and will ship next month. Prices start at $59 (£41).