LEX, a wearable chair, is designed to act as "an extension of your body" providing you a seating arrangement whenever and wherever you need it.
There are days when your feet just give up on you, and you just want to take a seat, but alas there are nowhere to be found. However, that's all about to change. Tech Insider posted a tweet about an innovative wearable chair that can be used basically anywhere. Yes, you read that right. According to Insider, the seat known as LEX is designed to act as "an extension of your body" using "aerospace-grade aluminum."
This wearable chair could change how we work and travel pic.twitter.com/KO8QoUcrut— Tech Insider (@techinsider) 18 September 2019
This ingenious product is sure to come in handy for those who commute using public transportation. Just thinking about the crowded spaces and the lengthy waiting periods is enough to tire someone out. And LEX seems like the perfect solution for it. Even the creator of this personal seat, Astride Bionix, regards his invention as a means to change the way people travel to and fro to their workplace. This product is could be a game-changer.
Unlike many new inventions, LEX is pretty easy to use. According to Triblive, you need to fasten the product around your thighs and waist while keeping the attached seat resting on your rear.
Attached to the seat are two metal legs which would either dangle in the air as the wearer is walking or become rigid and maintain your weight once it's clipped on. Besides this, it is incredibly easy to convert it into a seat, and vice versa. It apparently only takes a mere 30 seconds to buckle up and that's quite impressive.
Now, you don't have to worry about the product weighing you down as it's just 3 pounds and can easily support up to 265 pounds. In addition to its ease of use, the company also mentions how using LEX "encourages good posture to reduce back pain." Although this innovative chair is being crowdfunded on Kickstarter at the moment, it is available for pre-order for about £189 ($338.) So, why stand for hours when you easily seat yourself practically anywhere you want?
A realistic remake of this video would include:— Giselle 🌺🌳🌋🌊💫 (@GiselleAlbrech2) 18 September 2019
- everywhere the guy goes, he first has to move regular chairs out of the way before he can sit on his attached chair
- once he gets on the bus, he needs to stand b/c he can’t move the bus seats
- he can never go to the bathroom
However, not everyone agrees. Twitter user @TychoBrahe wrote: It shows a dude wearing this thing waiting for the bus with it, but it doesn't show him sitting down in the bus once it arrives, because he can't sit down in a regular chair. While @MaxKennerly poked fun at it stating: A lot of products that get made fun of as silly or lazy can be life-changing for people with disabilities. But this "wearable chair" seems to be the exact opposite: a person can't use it unless they can carry extra weight, are fully ambulatory, and can balance at an angle.
On the whole, this is a stupid idea.— ADD Confessions (@AddConfessions) 18 September 2019
But I have a sister w MS and a Dad who has a hard time walking distances. In those cases I could see this being ok. But they also have better, safer, less constricting options that aren’t attached to their bodies.
This is a no.
What if he just stuck an umbrella in each of his back pockets? It would be a lot cheaper, he could take them out when he sits on the bus, and it would be handy if it rains.— Steven Findlay (@safindlay1980) 19 September 2019
I like how dude can sit to wait for the bus but once he gets on the bus he'll have to stand. Brilliant stuff here.— Chris Davis (@Cee4our) 18 September 2019
Someone spent money developing this and there were meetings where people said "YES MAKE THAT"— Original Tweeter wants a #HomesGuarantee (@SteveDucey) 18 September 2019