PostureHealth is an application for your computer that ensures you always have great posture while you are working by analyzing your form through your computer's webcam. The app also provides you with tips to set up your workstation, notifications for walk or exercise breaks, and other guided programs. A beta version of the product can be downloaded for free on PostureHealth's website.
Has there ever been a breach or data leak?
No known hacks or data breaches!
Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?
Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?
Does it have parental controls?
Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?
Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?
Does it require you to create a strong password?
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
How Can It Snoop?
Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?
Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?
Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?
Does it require an email address to use?
Does it require a phone number to use?
Does it require an address (home or office) to use?
Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?
Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?
Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?
Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?
What Could Go Wrong?
PostureHealth and service providers may collect information from users such as name, phone number, email, and IP address. The company claims this information is not shared with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes, but says the information may be used to show personalized ads. However, given the relatively focused scope of the application, there is not much data being collected that could be used to target you. This app should be relatively safe.
How Does It Share Your Data?
PostureHealth does not sell, trade, or transfer any personal information to third parties for commercial or marketing purposes. The only reason your data may be shared is to verify payment information, fraud prevention, or for analytics.
- Ensures your posture is always correct.
- Exercise reminders.
- Fun guided programs.
- No real cons.
Overall, PostureHealth does a good job ensuring any information they may collect on you remains secure and is not shared. The application itself is also very helpful since so many people have been stuck working from home this year, and it's fantastic to have a tool to ensure your back isn't being damaged by the way you are sitting at your desk. Give it a try!