The Swiss startup Noonee is building a device that straps onto your legs and shoes, and lets you sit down anywhere you want.
The company pitches it as a “posture support device,” which has a nice ring to it. The thing is a five-pound carbon fiber and aluminum device that you put behind your legs; it’s jointed at the knees and has pads at the buttocks. You can assume whatever position you need and activate the device (there’s a battery to power it). Presto — you’re in a perfectly positioned chair that you didn’t have to pull over. This image, from Noonee’s site, illustrates what it looks like:
The factory and industrial applications are obvious, as are the leisure applications. Five pounds is sort of heavy for leisure — certainly heavier than slinging around a camp chair — and we can’t help but wonder how stable this thing is. We’re also picturing factory workers with their head-worn visor devices and strap-on chairless chairs.
According to its website, Noonee has raised about $275,000 in venture funds.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KSUJ9Xtw9E]