Aston Inspired 2019 ©

MARCO SOUSA LAU

Experience
Awards
Research Area

IBM, Sculptmode,Talent Trending, Aston University, O2 and Cisco

Aston Inspired Design Show 2019

Media Production Department

Aston Design Week Winner, Hubbub Commendation, IBM iX Newcomer of the Year

The Health Impact of Sitting

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Saggitarius

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Final Year Project

A DYNAMIC ACTIVE OFFICE CHAIR SOLUTION THAT ENCOURAGES FULL-BODY UPRIGHT MOVEMENT EVERY 15 MINUTES

Evolutionarily we were not designed to be sitting, doing so for prolonged periods of time has been

linked with obesity, diabetes, cancer, many detrimental health effects that not even bursts of exercise

can fix. This project aimed at creating a solution that stimulated constant breaks from sitting.

The Fifteen Chair was designed to express motion and the importance of time and health. Inspired

by the hourglass, it incorporates a similar mechanism that uses the weight of the sand located

internally to unbalance the user after fifteen minutes. This ensures that the user fully stands up

regularly to rotate the chair, therefore encouraging further movement.

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