Interactive chair prevents rigid Seats

Interactive chair prevents rigid Seats

German researchers have developed an office chair that detects through Sensors the seat position and the dynamic Seats asking: In case of long inactivity, he was motivated to change the seat position.

Long periods of Sitting is very common nowadays, but unhealthy tension and degeneration of the intervertebral discs are common consequences, and also metabolic and cardiovascular diseases are favored. Therefore, scientists have developed under the direction of Dr. Ulf Müller in the laboratory for manufacturing systems at the Technical University in Cologne in cooperation with the Bergische University of Wuppertal and the German sport University in an inter-active chair.

The so-called SensA-Chair, the physical stress is reduced, by the seat surface and the backrest can be adjusted individually to the user. Using Sensors, the chair takes up to 14 typical Seating positions true. These are allocated to six groups, from which the strain on the body can be calculated.

But that’s not all: Depending on the calculated load of the chair is four to eight minutes for the Signal to change the seat position: A little pressure in the seat cushion is intended to encourage a move a bit. If the user fails to respond, increase the intensity. Müller explains: "The strongest level of force of pressure is still so low that it is not consciously perceived, the people but still to move. This is important so that the person Concerned is not ripped from the thoughts and manipulated feels." The industry partners will now build a prototype of the intelligent chair. The research project SensA-Chair has been promoted from 2016 to 2018 from the Federal Ministry of education and research (BMBF).


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