Good posture equals good health.
Nekoze watches you from iSight, and warns when you start to slouch.
'Neko' (猫) means a cat, and 'Se' (背) means a back in Japanese.
'Nekoze' is 'Neko' + 'Se' which means a slight stoop.
Nekoze requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later and a person with Nekoze
Nekoze uses face recognition to detect your posture.
The start button is grayed out when your face is not recognized.
It highly depends on the light condition, so you should move the light or change the position of your Mac.
Support OS X 10.10
Ratings and Reviews
just didn’t work
I use a laptop plugged into a second monitor, with the second monitor being primary. The external monitor also has a webcam which I use without issue for all other apps, but Nekoze didn’t recognize it. It would only use the webcam on my small laptop, which is positioned lower and off to the side. Kitty alert was literally constantly on, even RIGHT after I hit the start button and literally had not moved yet. I tried it again while fully facing my laptop, and it worked well. But that’s not the way I sit while I’m working. So this doesn’t do it for me. If it had an option to choose another camera, I would give it another try.
Needs kitty glasses!
This annoying little feline meows contentedly when I slouch, and lets me have it when I tilt my head to the side. It scolds me repeeatedly when I sit up straight, and then changes it's mind before I move. It is apparently happy when I look down at the keyboard. Oh, well, It not only has a start button.
Good idea - awful implementation
I like this idea as, like many of us, I’m very inclined to slump at my Mac. But my efforts with Nekoze have been really irritating. Practically no user help on how to set it up or fine-tune it. Facetiime camera on my relatively recent iMac can’t easily identify me in good light. Glasses seem to be a problem. And, even when identified, I am subjected to constant meow’s, which don’t seem particularly related to my posture. I know I can turn the sound off, but I still get the multiple versions of the cat image popping up without any explanation on what, if anything, they mean. Feels like an alpha.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.