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Smart Chair with the Maxim Integrated MAX32630FTHR #Feather compatible board @maximintegrated

Smart Chair When you sit for too long, it will vibrate to remind you to get off.

Via Hackster.io, Peter Ma writes up a project near to everyone’s mind: A smart chair that when you sit for too long, it will vibrate to remind you to get off.

According to multiple studies, prolonged sitting is really bad for your health. Some studies even show that sitting can be as bad as smoking. There are solutions out there that reminds you such as a smart watch, Alexa, or computer notification, they all need users to be actively engaged, wearable devices requires habit change and alarms/notifications are often ignored.

Our concept begin with a thought: If the chair is smart, it should have it’s owner’s best interest in mind. So if the owner of the chair is sitting too long, the chair can simply vibrate until the owner stands up again. This is a something simple and can be accomplished through MAX32620FTHR board.

The article goes step by step on how to build such a smart chair with the MAX board programmed in the Arduino IDE.

See the video below for a demonstration and the full article on Hackster.io.

Do you fancy smart items in your household? What would you put smarts into? Let us know positive thoughts in the comments below.


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