Jaguar-Land Rover on Thursday detailed a new development in its research and development lab: a car seat that can trick your body into thinking you’re actually walking,media CNET reported. While it may seem counterintuitive on the surface, this may bring some benefits.
Jaguar Land Rover calls it a “deformable seat” which features the actuators in the seat foam that are constantly slightly adjusted. These adjustments make the brain believe they are “actually” walking. Sitting for long periods of time weakens the body’s vital muscles. Falling or pulling may also result in more serious injuries. The company believes that using fake pelvic oscillations to trick the brain can stimulate people’s muscles.
The carmaker believes the system can be tailored to each passenger for overall comfort, while the seats can be adjusted for long journeys. This is just one of the latest developments on display by Jaguar Land Rover. The company’s research and development department has come up with a variety of ways to kill colds and flu viruses in cars, pay drivers cryptocurrencies to report road hazards, and use temperature to send messages to drivers “inductive steering wheels.”