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A ‘Chairless Chair’ That Helps You Sit And Stand Comfortably For Hours
By Wan Munirah, 25 Aug 2014
If your current job requires you to stand for long hours, this new “chair” will ease the aches in your thighs and calves as you work.
Created by Zurich-based startup noonee, the ‘Chairless Chair’ helps users to rest their leg muscles by directing their body weight towards a variable damper attached to the battery-powered device.
The “chair” is worn like an exoskeleton, allowing users to walk or run with the device while they work. To use, simply bend your knees to a comfortable stance to activate its damper that supports your body weight.
Keith Gunura, the CEO and co-counder of noonee, told CNN that the Chairless Chair helps users maintain a good posture.
“It keeps your back straight and can reduce the occurrence of bad postures for both healthy workers and those recovering from muscle related injuries,” said Gunura.
Take a look at the Chairless Chair below, which will be used in a trial in Germany, starting with BMW in September, and with Audi later this year.
[via Gizmag, images via ExtremeTech and Gizmag]
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