Sitting for too long can be degrading to a person’s health by increasing their risk for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, deep-vein thrombosis, and metabolic syndrome. Jaguar Land Rover may have a solution for long road trips with their new shape-shifting seat that mimics walking using actuators built into the foam. Read more for a video and additional information.
This shape-shifting seat will constantly be in motion with micro-adjustments that can be suited to different people and body types, thus creating a system that recreates pelvic oscillation, a motion that tricks the brain into thinking the body is walking.
The wellbeing of our customers and employees is at the heart of all our technological research projects. We are using our engineering expertise to develop the seat of the future using innovative technologies not seen before in the automotive industry to help tackle an issue that affects people across the globe,” said JLR’s chief medical officer Doctor Steve Iley.