Favorite Recliner Chairs Could Have Health Smarts Too

We Asked

AI and sensor technologies are powering a growing number of “smart” devices, from voice-enabled speakers and refrigerators with interior cameras to check if low on milk while at the store. In the future, smart beds and chairs may be embedded with sensors that measure biometrics such as weight, blood pressure and heart rate. If in the future, sensor technologies in everyday furniture could automatically conduct health tests simply by using them, how interested would you be in having a smart chair in your home?

Millennial Parents Said

Universally, Millennial parents would be very interested (U.S.: 63%; U.K.: 66%; Brazil: 86%; China: 92%; India: 94%) in having a smart chair in their home that automatically conducts health tests by using it.

“In 5-10 years, I can envision a future of smart devices that can test an individual’s kidney function or test stool for the presence of blood. It may provide more proactive monitoring and require less visits to labs and hospitals. This would translate into earlier detection of illnesses that could offer life-saving, and cost-effective alternatives.”

Karen Panetta
Karen Panetta
IEEE Fellow, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Education Society, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
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