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Overview Gokhale SpineTracker™

Gokhale SpineTracker™

SpineTracker consists of a wearable component—five small sensors that are placed vertically from the sacrum up the lumbar spine—and a mobile app, which communicates with the sensors to show the shape of your spine in real time, as you move.

This wearable enhances understanding of the concepts and techniques presented in the Gokhale Method. SpineTracker allows the student greater autonomy in judging their posture against their personal ideals, and measuring their progress in class.

Where Can I Find SpineTracker™?

Anyone can use SpineTracker under the guidance of a qualified Gokhale Method teacher. This wearable is unique in that it is not a standalone posture solution, but goes hand in hand with the education and training you receive with the Gokhale Method. Proper usage of SpineTracker requires a Gokhale Method teacher to help the student find and set posture ideals, to interpret the visuals in the app, and make healthy adjustments.

Corporate Events

SpineTracker is available for corporate events. For large group presentations, the wearable may be demonstrated by an assistant or volunteer. In a corporate Course, all students will have the opportunity to use SpineTracker themselves.

Our Teachers

Many of our teachers currently have SpineTracker available for interested students. The wearable may be demonstrated in Free Workshops, or used on students in an Initial Consultation, a private Foundations Course, or a Continuing Education class. (The wearable is not yet available for student use in group Foundations Courses, but may be used for illustrating concepts).

Esther's Classes

Esther Gokhale makes SpineTracker an available option for all interested students of her classes. You can see a demonstration in a Free Workshop, get your baseline spine-shape reading in an Initial Consultation, or track your progress and train your basics throughout a private or group Foundations Course, by signing up for a class with Esther today!

Top 5 Benefits of Using SpineTracker™

1
Gives you a 20/20 visual on the shape of your spine, and a quantifiable ideal to aim for.
2
Enables a visceral feel for the nuts and bolts that constitute your spine, to ground you in the parts that need care.
3
Allows you to drill and practice, and get immediate feedback even when your teacher isn’t actively guiding you.
4
Helps you locate muscle groups and engrain healthy positions more quickly by showing the effect that subtle changes have on your spine shape.
5
Reinforces the lessons through visual-kinesthetic comprehension and progress tracking throughout the course.

 

What Our Users Say About SpineTracker™

  • It's essential, I believe, for tracking improvements over time.

    Norman Crawford

  • It was motivating and encouraging to see how I could correct my posture by looking at the display as I moved.

    Barbara Olinger

  • I’m not sure I would have understood what I was feeling in my body without the visual feedback. It gave me that aha! moment.

    Laurie McKechnie

  • The immediate feedback as I moved a little this way or that was extremely helpful.  I learned much faster because of it.

    Jean Myers

  • The SpineTracker gives the student that ability to see their poor posture, see corrected posture, realize what corrected posture feels like, and gives that baseline so that they can return to the corrected position.  

    Laetitia Thompson

  • The SpineTracker is a promising tool to help find which muscles to use and which to relax in order to stack-sit, tall-stand and bend (hip-hinge) with a happy spine.

    Julie Johnson

 

 

Wireless Charging-Enabled SpineTracker™

We are currently developing the next generation of the Gokhale SpineTracker hardware. The new version of the SpineTracker features Energous Corporation’s WattUp wireless charging technology which enables simultaneous charging for all five sensors when placed on the included charging pad. Besides improved components that allow a wider range of measurements, the new technologies allow for a waterproof design of the sensors while having a smaller form factor.
The new sensors will be even more comfortable for users and make a broader range of posture training exercises possible.

Contact: Björn Krüger, [email protected]
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Publications

Erik Peper, Björn Krüger, Esther Gokhale, and Richard Harvey

Back problems affect 80% of the population in the U.S. at some time during their lives, and each year 32 million Americans experience lower back pain at an estimated economic cost of 560-635 billion. One contributing factor for back pain is posture, and more particularly, lack of...

Icxa Khandelwal, Katharina Stollenwerk, Björn Krüger, and Andreas Weber

Lower back pain is one of the leading causes for musculoskeletal disability throughout the world. A large percentage of the population suffers from lower back pain at some point in their life. One noninvasive approach to reduce back pain is postural modification which can be learned through...

Katharina Stollenwerk, Jonas Müller, André Hinkenjann, and Björn Krüger

Lower back pain is one of the most prevalent diseases in Western societies. A large percentage of European and American populations suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. One successful approach to address lower back pain is postural training, which can be supported by wearable...

Erik Peper, Björn Krüger, and Esther Gokhale

Lower back pain is experienced by approximately 70% of the world’s population, contributing to the worldwide burden of disease. Back pain is the largest single factor in the decline in worker productivity with economic cost estimates ranging between $200 to $600 billion per year in the...

Katharina Stollenwerk, Johannes Müllers, Jonas Müller, André Hinkenjann, and Björn Krüger

In western societies a huge percentage of the population is suffering from some kind of back pain in their life. There are several approaches addressing back pain by postural modifications. Postural training and activity can be tracked by various wearable devices most of which are based on...

 

Participating Teachers

SpineTracker™ is used by the following teachers in 1-on-1 settings, including Initial Consultations, Private Foundations Courses, and private Continuing Education classes.

United States

Palo Alto / Stanford
Huntsville, AL
Boonville, CA
Moraga, CA
San Diego, CA
Chicago, IL
Hingham, MA
Glen Mills, PA
Wallingford, PA
Bluffton, SC
Sandy, UT
Everett, WA
Madison, WI
Madison, WI

Worldwide

Canberra, ACT, AU
Binalong Bay, TAS, AU
Parksville, BC, CA
Öhringen, BW, DE
Mumbai, MM, IN
Singapore, SG
Bristol, BST, GB
Bristol, BST, GB