When he was in year 10, Oliver Bowman started getting bad migraines every few weeks. The cause: text neck. The migraines wouldn’t go away and Oliver eventually went to a see a physiotherapist.
«That’s when I found out about text neck and how much of an issue it is and how many people have it,» said Oliver, 18, who graduated from St Luke’s Grammar School last year.
«It’s when people are always hunching over and looking at their phones, which leads to a number of problems including neck and shoulder pain and migraines.
Two years later, Oliver invented an app that could help solve the problem, as part of his HSC Design and Technology major work.