For all those times
you've wished you could just take a seat, I somehow doubt that this involved
wearing your seat on your body. But hey, what do I know -- I'm not a surgeon,
restaurant industry professional, or anyone else who is forced to stay on their
feet for hours at a time. Maybe if I were, the wearable chair would seem like a
better idea to me.
Regardless of my personal
feelings on the matter, it is my duty to inform you that the Archelis
(literally, "walkable chair" in Japanese), has been introduced, and
will likely be made available in the summer this year. While current workplace
trends seem focused on finding ways to get people to stand up, this is looking
to solve the opposite problem -- giving people a chair anytime, anywhere.
Interestingly enough, the
wearable chair looks a lot more like a leg brace than anything else. It's not
as though you'd be wearing a backpack that turns into a seat (because that
would just be silly). Rather, the chair wraps around your legs and buttocks, providing
support that would effectively allow you to sit down whenever you needed to.