Making Furniture Interactive

September 5, 2007

interaction with less tech

Filed under: Exercise 1: What Is? — tomrgon @ 9:17 pm

these are a few examples of furniture that, while not being quite intuitive or sensitive to external movements, still qualify as interactive furniture.car.jpga normal car seat has the power to be manipulated with either a lever or controls to conform to the specific person sitting in it.  some car seats are even able to memorize the position they were set in and return to it whenever the specific person’s remote activates the locks.es-wa-9738a.jpgthere are also add-ons to the above technology that can heat or massage the user depending on the user’s input.tempurpedic230.jpgfinally, the non-electronic piece of interactive furniture i looked at was the tempur-pedic mattress, which interacts with its occupant using minute cells to conform ergonomically to the form of the user.

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