Hiatus Chair

Hiatus is a concept chair designed to solve the common problem of sitting too long and too frequently without standing up. Sitting too long without a standing or walking break can be very hazardous to your long-term health, and is linked to repetitive stress injuries and substantial increased risk of obesity, poor circulation, etc. Made with an Arduino Uno, custom components, and some second-hand hardware, Hiatus converts an average office chair into a gentle reminder that it’s time to get up. Every 20 minutes, Hiatus gives its occupant a nudge that they’ve sat long enough, and becomes more forceful (and harder to ignore) if needed.

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