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Innovative Wearable Chair Lets You Sit While You’re Standing

If your job involves standing for several hours at a time, then this innovative Archelis chair is just the productyou’ve been waiting for. The strap-on wearable chair effectively enables you sit while you’re standing.

Technically, Archelis isn’t really a chair. It’s more like a leg brace that wraps around your buttocks and legs, helping you choose a stance that’s more comfortable than standing upright. You can lock the device at various positions to adjust the angle of your ankle and knee joints. Once you select the position of your choice, you’ll experience the relaxation of sitting without actually being seated. The device distributes the pressure over your shin and thigh, reducing overall muscle and joint fatigue.

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Archelis is made entirely of carbon parts, which are flexible and comfortable for use over long periods of time. It does not require batteries or power to operate. It was originally developed to help surgeons rest their legs while performing long surgeries, but it is also expected to appeal to people in other professions like teaching, hospitality, or factory work.

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Developed by Nitto, a Japanese company that makes all kinds of molds, in collaboration with Chiba University’s Center for Frontier Medical Engineering, Hiroaki Nishimura Design, and Japan Polymer Technology, the product is still in development and is expected to hit the market later this year.

 

The concept of wearable chair isn’t entirely new. In fact, Swiss startup Noonee also has a similar concept called Chairless Chair, a hydraulic powered device that provides lower body support to people who have to stand upright for long periods of time. Archelis looks much cooler, though.

Photos: Archelis

via Tech Times