Supple Chair Means You'll Never Have to Walk Again
CREDIT: Mohamad Sadegh Darounkolayi
For those of you who found yourselves wishing for one of those mobile chairs in Disney's WALL-E, the wait for one of your own may be over sooner than you think. The Supple is an electrically powered chair driven by a spherical wheel which enables you to move in any direction you want.
Designed by 19-year-old Iranian designer Mohamad Sadegh Darounkolayi for the Michelin Design Challenge, the Supple is an AGV (automatically guided vehicle) machine. The person in the chair just has to point to their location on the console's GPS map your chair will take you there without any more effort on your part.
The Supple's wheel owes its flexibility to "a tow server motor (requiring a super computer) and a single processor, which have total control over the globe," according to Design Buzz.
Finally, in case having to exert absolutely no effort to get around wasn't appealing enough, "supple's wheel slides out from under it and acts like an (albeit round) end table," said a report from DVICE. "It can also link with other units to form a two-wheeled two-passenger motorcycle of sorts, or connect a total of four of the vehicles to create something like a four-seater car."
For now, the design is just a prototype. But if they do ever come out, before you run out and buy one for yourself, stop to think for a moment about how the people in WALL-E ended up.
This article was provided by InnovationNewsDaily, a sister site of TechNewsDaily.
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