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IKEA Wants To 3D-Print Your Butt So Its Chairs Will Fit Your Behind Perfectly
By Izza Sofia, 12 Sep 2018
Image via Azne Omar / Shutterstock.com
Have you ever dreamt of sitting on a chair that is perfect for your butt?
That dream could soon become reality thanks to a collaboration between IKEA, 3D printing company Unyq and educational e-sports group Area Academy. The three brands aim to create a customized prototype chair that will lead to offering extreme comfort for two billion gamers worldwide.
Based on 2016 statistics, a gamer can spend approximately six hours a week playing games on their PC or iPhone, which translates to a great amount of time spent on a chair. In order to achieve maximum comfort, this new technology scans your derrière and 3D-prints the chair according to the contours of your bottom.
While mass production of 3D-printed products remain in its infant stages, IKEA intends to commercialize this concept by 2020.
The Swedish furniture giant is looking to diversify its offerings by tapping into the gaming industry, which is worth US$137 billion today. This could prove a strategic move for IKEA as hardcore gamers are usually early adopters of the latest technologies. Furthermore, which gamer wouldn’t want to sitting in complete comfort whilst battling away on the digital front?
[via Fast Company, opening image via Azne Omar / Shutterstock.com]
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