Philips launches a computer monitor that reminds you to sit up straight

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Philips is introducing a computer monitor that actively can help to reduce user eye and muscle strain.

The Philips ErgoSensor computer monitor has a built-in sensor that periodically detects and measures a user’s distance from the monitor and the position of the user’s head. The monitor will generate a pop-up message in the lower right corner of the screen and instruct the user to adjust his/her sitting position if the position might lead to eye or muscle strain.

The monitor also senses how long that a user has been sitting in front of the computer and sends a message to prompt the user to take a break.

The ErgoSensor will be sold in Europe beginning in December 2011. Philips hasn’t announced a U.S. release.