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Chairless Chair Exoskeleton Device Lets Wearer Sit Down Wherever

By    |   Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 08:02 PM

Tired of standing? The new Chairless Chair, worn like an exoskeleton, may be able to help you out.

Developed by Keith Gunura, CEO of startup noonee, which is creating it, the Chairless Chair straps to the body and goes where its wearer goes, staying relatively unobtrusive, unlike an actual bulky chair.

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When the wearer wants to sit down, the press of a button locks the Chairless Chair into place, and the person can sit, CNN reports.

"In addition to resting your leg muscles, it also provides optimal posture," noonee CTO and co-founder Bryan Anastisiades told CNN. "It keeps your back straight and can reduce the occurrence of bad postures for both healthy workers and those recovering from muscle related injuries."

Using a variable damper, the device engages the body weight and directs it toward the heels of the shoes, CNN says.

The contraption, which runs for about 24 hours on a 6V battery and weighs about 4 pounds, was made with factory line workers in mind. They often work at awkward positions while standing, and chairs are too obtrusive to have around.

Production line trials of the Chairless Chair are set to begin later this year, CNN said.

Twitter users are on board with the idea.







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