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Forget The Standing Desk: This Office Chair Turns Your Jitters Into Electricity

Forget The Standing Desk This Office Chair Turns Your Jitters Into Electricity Co Design business design

Put all that restless energy to use with a moov chair. While there is currently only one prototype I imagine I’d be able to power my whole computer with my pro fidgeting. via fastcodesign

Moov is a chair from furniture designer Nathalie Teugels. When a rapidly vibrating fidgeter sits down on the Moov, it starts cranking out juice by harnessing the power of 288 piezoelectric crystals embedded in the frame, which generate electricity in response to pressure, as Core77 recently wrote.

The more a sitter jams, quavers, or shakes, the more juice the Moov pumps out of a USB port in the arm rest, which can be used to power an iPhone, an iPad, or any other gadget.

According to Teugels, the idea for the Moov came from her own experiences with ADHD. “My goal is to change negative ideas about people who cannot sit still into a positive approach by creating [useful] energy”, she says.

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