«Hello Sir! Please, take a seat». «But there’s no seat available any more!»
«Oh my…Doing this activity standing all day is so tiring, I wish I could take a seat!»
«I’ve been waiting in line for my turn and standing on my feet for hours. My back is almost exhausted.»
How many times did you find yourself saying like that? From now on nothing will be a problem anymore because a company designed and produced a wearable chair and you will be able to take a seat anywhere.
Are you working? Are you waiting for the bus? Have you been going around the city for hours and you can’t find any benches to relax? This innovation will save your day and we’re sure you are going to love it.
This is “The Chairless Chair” invented by Keith Gunura of start-up company noonee AG, designed by Sapetti Studio and built by Zühlke Group. It weighs just 3.5 kilograms and holds about 220 lbs per leg. And It’s not just a concept: it’s real and available to buy.
Noonee is the world’s first supplier of Wearable Ergonomic Mechatronic Devices (WEMDs). Devices focussed on improving ergonomics in the manufacturing industry, similar to exoskeletons but practical.
Some people defined this innovative and advanced product something that can create men-machine hybrids, with which technology is not a threat to the human workforce. Something that can make people some kind of “robo-employees”, but not exactly robots, simply tech-augmented humans. Are you ready to become the next real-life “Iron Man”?
As the name suggests, this invention is an invisible chair that you can wear whenever you need it. It magically appears and offers an improved ergonomics.
Specifically designed for work, this chair allows to reduce the physical strain during work, to reduce the absence of employees, to provide a comfortable working environment, to create the conditions to increase quality and productivity, to obtain a long-term employee commitment.
Why this wearable chair is so good? According to the company, it offers:
- flexibility thanks to the adjustable sitting height;
- work support for standing workplaces;
- freedom of movements thanks to a fast switch between sitting, standing and walking;
- individualization because it can be customised and adapted to different body sizes and safety shoes.
Further more, the wearable brace locks into place with the push of a button. When locked, it can be rested on and it releases in a second if the wearer need to move.
The Wearable Chair is currently employed in work environments but, as you can see by yourself on this video, we could imagine to use it even elsewhere.
But is it really innovative? Another company from Japan, invented something similar: archelis wearable chair.
But archelis is currently under development and price and release date are still unknown. Therefore, noonee solution seems to be the only advanced but practical exoskeleton currently available.
Can’t you find it around? You can still go more consumer and get this one already available on Amazon.