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The Chairless Chair Is Only There When You Want It

The Chairless Chair Is Only There When You Want It

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If you spend a good portion of your day on your feet, you’ve probably thought of just how sweet it would be to be able to sit now and then. But chairs are stationary, and there you are, moving around. If only you could bring one with you everywhere you go… Well, the Chairless Chair is essentially that: a wearable chair. It’s a light lower-limb exoskeleton that hardens at the push of a button and allows you to sit down anywhere you want. Keith Gunura, the 29-year old CEO and co-founder of noonee, the Zurich-based startup behind the device, informs CNN that it’s made from aluminum and carbon fiber, and weighs around 4 lbs., which makes it nearly indistinguishable to the wearer. To use, the wearer simply moves into the desired position and presses a button, which locks it in place, immediately relieving pressure from the lower limbs. A single 6V battery can power it for up to 24 hours.

The target market is industrial workers who spend most of their day on their feet, assembling things. Less fatigue could translate in increased productivity and worker satisfaction. BMW and Audi are actually going to start trials later this year, and if the tech catches on, perhaps a consumer version might make its way to the market eventually. Don’t hold your breath on that, however.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ CNN ]







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  • Moldovar

    Piece of crap. If you want to sit, you’ve got and arse and terra firma at your feet, use them.

  • DeadlyDad

    Seriously? I’ve worked any number of jobs where the work area didn’t allow for chairs/stools/etc., and the work was only a few feet off of the ground, but too high to reach from sitting. By the end of the day, my back and/or knees were *killing* me. I would have thrown hundreds of bucks at this *instantly* to save myself the pain I always ended the day in.

  • Moldovar

    Knee pads……….
    Gardener’s knee stool……….