Don’t have anywhere to sit? Wearable chairs are now a thing |

Don’t have anywhere to sit? Wearable chairs are now a thing

Samson X Horne
Amanda Villa-Lobos | Screenshot via Tech Insider
A man sits in LEX, a wearable chair, while he sitting near a bus stop. The makers of LEX say the chair will change the way people think of travel and use of the workspace.

Standing room only may now be a thing of the past.

A tweet Wednesday afternoon from Tech Insider revealed a wearable chair that would allow people to take a seat basically anywhere.

The seat, also known as LEX, is designed as “an extension of your body” by way of “aerospace-grade aluminum,” according to Insider.

Creator Astride Bionix says the invention may change the way people travel, commute and will change the way we think of our workspace.

LEX wraps around the user’s waist and thighs with a seat attached to the rear. Connected to the seat are two metal legs that can either dangle as the user walks or clip to the seat. It takes about 30 seconds to suit up, Tech Insider said.

The chair is about 3 pounds, but is said to be able to support 265 pounds.

In addition, the company said use of LEX “encourages good posture to reduce back pain.”

But how practical is it, really?

Some critics aren’t sold; they pointed out the limitations to the seat quite quickly.

LEX was crowdfunded on Kickstarter.

The price starts at $186.

Samson X Horne is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Samson at 412-320-7845, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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