Are Wearable Chair Pants The Future In The Workspace?
Wearable Chairs Enhance Posture?
They call them chairs, but they are really more like exoskeletons used for sitting
We call them chairs, but they are really more like exoskeletons used for sitting.
I’m sure you probably had the idea before yourself but never acted on it. (Shame)
Unlike like you, the people at NOONE. Their quest for “Chairolution”, based on wearable furniture, used to sit anywhere.
Keith Gunura, the CEO, came up with the idea while working in a packing facility during his teens. (Talk About Following Through With An Ambitious Idea!)
These chair pants look more like mech-suits being made from carbon fiber and aluminum. The lightweight metals make them effortless to deploy at just adding as little as an extra five pounds to what you’re wearing.
Certain workplace environments like factory floors can replace stools that impede the assembly process.
Using chairless chairs instead of traditional factory floor room chairs could increase workers’ productivity because of its mobility to sit at any station in an assembly line.
Can wearable chairs support my weight?
Some Chairs You Can Wear Have The Weight Capacity To Hold Over 200 Pounds!
The chairless chair is something you can lean on because it locks in place. These mechanized pairs of pants serve as a splint for legs that any weary standing person can wear at all times.
When their legs get tired, they can lock into place and rest on even leveled ground.
It’s not smart to use these things along a rocky hill or while climbing a tree.
There are also straps that connect to the thighs, shoulders and legs to even out the distribution of weight and accommodate different wearers sizes and attire.
What are wearable chairs used for?
Although some may see it as a crutch, chair pants can be great for people with chronic lower back pain. If the surface can support it, they can be used pretty much anywhere, which is great for sedentary folks.
Think about it…
Waiting in lines (Amusement parks)
Going somewhere with nowhere to sit!
Are wearable pants basically an updated one legged milking stool?
Yes, and no. There is no doubt in comparing these two, you will find more similarities than differences.
The chairless chair uses two mechanized legs for support while milking stools typically single legged.
The bottom chairless chairs resemble the foot of furniture, while one-legged milking stools usually have springs at the bottom.
These springs allow for more angles of sitting but go without the ability to lock in place.
While Chairless chairs lock in place, use the sitter’s center of gravity for stability.
Chair Pants As Seen In Hollywood
Sit Anywhere With Wearable Pants – Lounge Fabulous Wherever You Please
Casually wearing metal braces appears to be a fashion statement? It’s more than a status symbol… It’s a lifestyle decision.
Some call it heinous acts of fashion, but consider comfort over style for a moment before sticking your nose up at this future trend.
- Just look at the iconic shows these wearable chairs were unveiled in! (Silicon Valley & Community)
Looking For Pair of Wearable Chair Pants?
The world of wearable technologies is increasing in size is gaining notoriety in the commercial or consumer markets as manufacturing gets mature.
There is a small selection of chairless chairs because of their niche use.
We found two wearable chairs at different prices points for different scenarios.
- The more expensive pick is for being used in a professional setting.
- The consumer friendly pick has a more attractive price point but comes with fewer features.
Ofrees | Wearable Chair
The nearly full body exoskeleton design ensures the distribution of weight won’t be concentrated on the upper legs or lower back.
Ofrees utility focused design on their wearable chair using only high quality materials. The exoskeleton style is excellent for technical labor work settings.
- They make this wearable portable chair in four different sizes (M, L, XL, 2XL). It uses buckles, belts and straps to wrap around the lower body for added sturdiness.
The sit-locking feature ensures your wearable chair won’t adjust itself while important and potentially dangerous work is being done.
Ofrees Wearable Chair is for professionals and shows it in its price tag. If you ‘re serious about your workplace ergonomics, get an exoskeleton disguised as a chair from a company serious about theirs.
WHAT WE LIKE
Light Weight (4 lbs.)
Available in various sizes
OH MY YIKES
The high price tag makes this only viable for commercial purposes and not for leisure.
Sitpack | Portable Seat 2.0
Interchangeable foot-grip is easy to use on any surface because of the anti-slip thick rubber foot.
The Portable Seat 2.0 is an upgrade on SitPacks original design. The design comprises high quality durable metals.
The sitting stool style seat compactly folds into the size of a soda can.
The combination of small form-factor for on-the-go Seating and easy to height adjust system makes this a convenient travelers chair.
WHAT WE LIKE
Promotes Healthy Posture
Lightweight (1.32 lbs.)
Easy Travel (Size of 50 cl Can)
OH MY YIKES
The form factor of the portable seat can be mistaken as a weapon at large public events.
They focus the current wearable technology on making chair pants light and economically viable.
As technology advances and things get smaller, motorized pants will have their chance to gain traction.
While you wouldn’t want to compete in a triathlon wearing these pants, they are fairly mobile for their clunky appearance.
This wearable technology lets sedentary people go from standing to sitting to walking in seconds. It’s about as quick as unfolding a common fold-out chair.
Red R0ver. “Community S3:E11 – Trouser Bench.” YouTube, 18 Mar. 2012, www.youtube.com /watch?v=OxzypwdDdo8.
Astride Bionix. “LEX : Bionic Chair That Enhance Posture, Comfort & Life!” YouTube, 6 Sept. 2018, www.youtube.com /watch?v=dK8HGTjyDXM.
noonee Ltd. “Noonee – The Chairolution.” YouTube, 5 Dec. 2013, www.youtube.com /watch?v=8KSUJ9Xtw9E
HBO. “Silicon Valley: Wearable Chair (Season 6 Episode 1 Clip) | HBO.” YouTube, 28 Oct. 2019, www.youtube.com /watch?v=Q1uCYK6wnjk.
ChairPickr | "Writer"
Hello, My name is Claude and I enjoy sitting comfortable. Research into what separates the good from the bad in the matter of chairs started when I made a new year’s resolution to have better posture.
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