The Chair That “Fights Back”

Fuwapica high-tech furniture that lights up on pressureWhat do chair, stool, sofa and bench have in common? We sit on them! Apart from that, there are also other things we do on them such as we stand, jump and even fart (pronounce properly, no pun intended) on them. Throughout our lives, we have put immense pressure and stress on the things we sit that I’m sure some of us might have even broke one or two of them.

We get to do all those nasty things to them simply because they can’t talk back to us even when we’re “hurting” them. The creators of the fuwa pica project has just changed that. Now, be prepared for the chairs to fight back!

Fuwapica is a high-tech chair that emits light when it senses pressure on it. The colour of the light changes according to the weight/pressure. Someone light sitting on it may produce a blue light while it changes to darker colours like red when someone heavy sits on it.

Contrary to the title of the article Chair changes colour if you’re fat, the chair doesn’t change colour to indicate if you’re fat but if you’re heavy. To judge if a person is fat, you will need to compare the person’s BMI and body composition, not by weight alone.

Having said that, I’m sure you’ll feel a bit awkward when your chair emits a darker light compared to the others when in the same room. (Check out this photo and you’ll know what I mean)


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