This robotic suit lets you sit in mid-air instead of a chair

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Factory workers who do rote work through long shifts risk developing back pain or other problems, and a Swiss company called Noonee has developed a solution: the “Chairless Chair,” an exoskeleton for your legs that lets you sit at the push of a button.

The aluminum and carbon fiber exoskeleton only weighs about four pounds, so when workers wear the device — still in the prototype phase, although Audi and BMW are trying it out — they can move regularly. But, on command, the chair stiffens, giving the workers a spot to rest wherever they are.

You wouldn’t be wrong to wonder why the Chairless Chair is better than a regular chair. According to the company, it saves the floor space that chairs would occupy, and in fact works better than…

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