The working industries these days are quite peculiar in their own way. Some of the IT jobs require hours of sitting in front of a desktop or laptop while some of the professionals like surgeons, salespersons in a showroom are forced to stay on their feet for hours at a time. If you are a surgeon you could easily understand how painful it is to stand for a long time, wishing you could just take a seat for all those times.
However, our scientists are aware of what we want, which involves a chair that you can actually wear. Known as Archelis (“walkable chair” in Japanese), this wearable seat is mainly designed for surgeons and will be available in the summer this year. It is developed by Nitto, a Yokohama-based mold factory in collaboration with Chiba University’s Center for Frontier Medical Engineering, Hiroaki Nishimura Design, and Japan Polymer Technology.
You may wonder how you are going to sit wearing this chair as it looks a lot more like a leg brace than a chair. The interesting part is, you don’t have to do anything, rather it envelops around your legs and buttocks, providing support that would successfully let you sit down whenever and wherever you want. It was developed for people in the medical field to reduce fatigue during long and physically demanding operations.
However, it’s not only the surgeons or doctors who could benefit from the chair, but also those workers in any industry who must stand for hours. The company seems confident that their product could be useful to anyone having problems for standing for a long time, and their motto is to give people a chair anytime, anywhere.