Don’t have anywhere to sit? Wearable chairs are now a thing
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.
This wearable chair could change how we work and travel pic.twitter.com/KO8QoUcrut
— Tech Insider (@techinsider) September 18, 2019
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.
It shows a dude wearing this thing waiting for the bus with it, but it doesn't show him sitting down in the bus once it arrives, because he can't sit down in a regular chair. https://t.co/8CtsrxqkVz
— Tycho Brahe (@TychoBrahe) September 18, 2019
A lot of products that get made fun of as silly or lazy can be life-changing for people with disabilities.
But this "wearable chair" seems to be the exact opposite: a person can't use it unless they can carry extra weight, are fully ambulatory, and can balance at an angle. https://t.co/KgMKSQobNF
— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) September 18, 2019
LEX was crowdfunded on Kickstarter.
The price starts at $186.
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