Lighter Side: The world’s most dynamic desk chair

Tired of sitting still for eight hours a day? One inventor’s office creation could have you moving in no time.

We all know it isn’t healthy sitting at your desk for eight hours a day but forget tired ‘solutions’ like standing desks and treadmill desks – this inventor’s latest creation has been lauded as the most dynamic desk chair in the world.

The chair has been specifically designed to take over the function of the traditional computer mouse – its spring-mounted exoskeleton bends and flexes as the person sitting in it shifts their weight and sensors in the chair transform the user’s movements into commands.

Users can guide a computer curser with smooth limb moments and click with a swift kick of the leg.

Dutch inventor Govert Flint designed the so-called “mouse chair” to counteract the time usually spent sedentary at work.

“This is an attempt to integrate body movement with expression and working life,” explained Flint. “It’s trying to evoke bodily expressions in your productive life and to make your body useful without having to do and force movements like fitness and sports.”

And the aspiring young inventor says his chair could not only benefit a worker’s body – but also their minds.

Research carried out by Aalto University in Finland into the interaction between physical movements and emotions inspired his dynamic creation.

“From their research they figured out that happiness relates to full body movement so I want to try to implement in daily life functionalities the full body movement so people can generate without knowing, in the long term, a more satisfied and happy condition,” he said. 

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