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You can't look at the Personal Relaxation Chair without thinking Darth Vader. Toyota Boshoku employees displayed the concept of putting a big old bubble on your head to relax at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show in Chiba on October 25.It has sights and sounds and smells to help you relax. The bobble pods are fully ventilated and air conditioned. It also includes a physical condition sensor.

Implications - In fast-paced capitalist societies, citizens often find themselves overwhelmed with stress. As such, consumers are spending considerable amounts of disposable income on products which allow them to escape the pressures of their everyday lives. Relaxation items are sure to be big sellers in the decades to come.