Shape-shifting car seat makes you think you’re walking

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Shape-shifting car seat makes you think you’re walking

Technology by Jaguar Land Rover could help reduce health risks caused by sitting down for too long

Staff reporter

Jaguar Land Rover is developing what it claims is the seat of the future – a shape-shifting system designed to tackle the health risks of sitting down for too long.

The “morphable” seat uses actuators in the seat foam to create constant micro-adjustments that make your brain think you’re walking, and could be individually tailored to each driver and passenger.

According to the World Health Organisation, more than a quarter of people – 1.4 billion – live sedentary lifestyles, which can shorten muscles in the legs, hips and gluteals, causing back pain. The weakened muscles also mean you are more likely to injure yourself from falls or strains...

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