The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), held in New York in May, saw THK exhibit a product prototype, the Smart Sensing Chair, which is designed with a smart sensing system that can analyse a person's health and the condition of the surrounding environment.
The sensors built into the chair measure respiratory rates, heart rates, stress levels and conditions of the surrounding air. This information is then displayed on a monitor.
The design of the chair is simple and features transparent acrylic with a blue seat. The seat itself is equipped with sensors to measure body movement and take readings of the surrounding environment.
THK's Model FBL56H+305LS slide rails are built into the seat, enabling sensor installation. Each of the three chairs at the show exhibited different functions of this technology - one chair analyses a person´s health, one conveys information, and one takes measurements of the surrounding environment.