Toyota Boshoku. has filed a patent for an easy chair designed to promote health and fitness. The chair includes a monitoring part to detect muscle strength training by the user and a notification part to inform the user of the monitoring results. GlobalData’s report on Toyota Boshoku gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Toyota Boshoku, Autonomous seating was a key innovation area identified from patents. Toyota Boshoku's grant share as of January 2024 was 40%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Smart easy chair for muscle strength training monitoring and notification

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Toyota Boshoku Corp

A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20230414994A1) describes an innovative easy chair designed to assist users in muscle strength training while seated. The chair includes a monitoring part that detects the user's muscle strength training activities on the seat body and a notification part that informs the user of the monitoring results in a recognizable form. Additionally, the chair features a posture change mechanism controlled by a controller to facilitate muscle strength training by adjusting the seat body's posture based on the user's intentions.

Furthermore, the patent also covers variations of the easy chair design, including models with load sensors to detect the load on the seat body surface for more accurate monitoring. The patent extends beyond easy chairs to include vehicle seats equipped with similar muscle strength training monitoring and notification systems. These innovative seating solutions aim to enhance user experience by providing real-time feedback on muscle strength training activities and promoting proper posture adjustments for optimal training outcomes.

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