(1) CHAIRLESS CHAIR : —— A Zurich-based Startup Company has come with a “WEARABLE CHAIR”, that can offer relief to production line workers and allow for better posture while performing their tasks.
Designed by Noonee, the CHAIRLESS CHAIR, which can be worn on legs, like an exoskeleton, changes into a chair with a touch of a button and never touches the ground, which makes it easier to wear, as a belt secures it to the hips and even has straps that wrap around the thighs, CNN reported. A VARIABLE DAMPER engages and supports the body-weight, which is directed towards the heels of the shoes, which are specially designed and part of the mechanism, but an alternative version works with any footwear and touches the ground only when in a stationary position. — The user just moves into the desired pose and then powers the device, which currently runs for about 24 hrs. on a single 6V battery. Keith Gunura, CEO and co-founder of the company, said that the idea came from wanting to SIT ANYWHERE & EVERYWHERE and from working in a UK packing factory, when he was 17.
(2) NEW COMPUTER PROGRAMME KNOWS HOW YOU ARE FEELING :——-Researchers have designed a COMPUTER PROGRAMME, that can accurately recognise USERS’ EMOTIONAL STATE as much as 87% of the time. The study combined ——–for the 1st time ——- two established ways of detecting user emotions —-KEYSTROKE DYNAMICS & TEXT-PATTERN ANALYSIS.
To provide data for the study, volunteers were asked to note their EMOTIONAL STATE, after typing passages of FIXED TEXT, as well as at regular intervals during their REGULAR (‘free text’) computer use. This provided the researches for Bangladesh, with data about KEYSTROKE ATTRIBUTES, associated with SEVEN EMOTIONAL STATES ( joy, fear, anger, sadness, disgust, shame and guilt). To help them analyse sample texts, A. F. M. Nazmul Haque Nahin and his colleagues, at the Islamic University of Technology, made use of a standard database of words and sentences associated with the same SEVEN EMOTIONAL STATES.