The Dynamic Chair Encourages Bodily Expression

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Oct 9, 2014
References: govertflint & dezeen
Govert Flint designed the 'Dynamic Chair,' a seat which allows the user control of their computer cursor through their body.

First, Flint made sure the chair was able to accommodate a large range of bodily motion; he then partnered with Sami Sabik, a computer programmer, to convert the user's movements into on-screen movements. Flint wanted to create a piece of furniture that facilitates our bodily expression, noting that there appears to be a disconnect between furniture and its function.

The back, seat and leg supports of the Dynamic chair can operate seperately. Each of these elements are fashioned from wool-coated polyester padding, which is supported by an iron-welded frame. Accelerometers are arranged around the chair in order to measure the user's movement. The data is then fed to the computer, allowing the user to move the cursor on the screen.