The contradiction chair
Combining tech and innovation
The Limbic®Chair is the first of its kind to integrate technology and free-flowing ergonomic design to improve the way you work and play. Five programmable sensors help you optimise the way you use different software while sat in the chair. From everyday tasks like navigating your desktop computer to more immersive exercises involving Computer-Aided Design, VR gaming or injury rehabilitation, the chair simplifies and supports the way you operate.
Embrace a whole new way to navigate in Virtual Reality, assisted by a seat that frees the cognitive load on your brain by transferring it to your legs and posterior – so your hands can move freely and weightlessly. Spot every little corner, crevice and detail while you’re using CAD software. Operate more comfortably and naturally as a medical professional. Smash that high score in your VR game. Even track your health.
It’s all at your fingertips. Oh, and in your hips, your legs, your toes and your mind. You may as well free it all.
The dinosaur system
In our daily lives, we navigate effortlessly and almost without noticing. We walk to work, across cities, through forests, up and down countless flights of stairs – only needing to glance at where we’re going. Just like when we talk to someone or play on our phones while walking, we’re able to perform these functions without too much thought. Why? Well, we have two neural systems – one for coordination and one for navigation.
The one that carries out tricks like ‘walking without paying attention’ dates back to the dinosaurs, millions of years ago. It bypasses our ‘thinking brain’ and connects our peripheral field of vision directly with our spine. Our ‘dinosaur system’ is fast, simple, reliable and – most importantly – doesn’t add any extra strain on the brain. It speaks directly to muscle memory. The other system, more recent on the evolutionary timeline and involving a high level of brain functionality, is what we call eye-hand coordination. This system uses the focus point of our eyes in coordination with our hands and allows us to perform complex sequences of movements. Since it requires a lot of input from our brains, it’s a relatively slow process. Think about painting a picture, playing the piano or practising badminton, for example. We also use our hands for many everyday tasks involving a mouse or joystick: zooming, scrolling, moving CAD objects and navigating in VR. These ‘spatial’ activities should be performed by our legs – applying the ‘dinosaur system’.
Why? Because it lets us work faster, removing the stress from our brains and our hands. Put it this way: imagine having to think every single time you put your feet forward to walk. You’d be exhausted before you reached your front door!