Remember The Mind Chair that Trend Hunter told you about back in February? That early polypropylene version of the chair was presented at the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition 2008 at MoMA in New York. It was created in collaboration between Peter Marigold and Beta Tank.
Well, designers Beta Tank have developed a fully working version of the Mind Chair. When you sit on it, the unique chair transmits moving images to your brain via a grid of solenoids on the chair back.
According to Dezeen, â€œThe solenoids take imagery from a video camera to produce impulse patterns on the sitter's back, which the brain interprets back into imagery.â€
â€œWhile the Polyprop was a model which we built in collaboration with Peter Marigold, we have built a working version. This chair lives at the Moorefields Eye Hospital and we are setting up a lab where people will be invited to try and see with their skin,â€ Eyal from Beta Tank says.