Deployable Adjustable Workstation
Workstations are a core aspect of furniture design since astronauts will spend most of their time working for up to 8-9 hours. The workplace should be efficient with space occupation, easy to use, maintained routinely, and ergonomic with biomechanical posture.
Our workstation is a deployable system that works in three modes: fast tag-ups, independent work, and social gathering. Our Deployable Adjustable Workstation also serves as a piece of collaborative furniture that helps ideas flourish.
Ultralight Collapsible extendable Chair
The chair height adjusts to the workstation height depending on what tasks are performed in a given time. When the workstation stands still, the saddle chair gives a tall, wide stance emulating horseback riding. The benefit of this posture is that opening the angles of one’s hips and knees, encourages a spine into its most natural and comfortable curve.
Living in a low gravity environment leads to the dissolution of muscles and bones. To reduce these physiological impacts and allow a safer return to Earth, the chair design revises a way of sitting. By utilizing the 110-degree trunk-thigh angle with our chair design, its resting position keeps a slight imbalance, forcing the use of the back muscles and legs, thus preserving their integrity. Even if this system is more subtle than active exercises and electrical impulsions, it is an additional noninvasive solution.
This chair’s human-centered design offers healthier sitting postures making it the perfect complement to an adjustable standing workstation. The plus-shaped back of the seat makes for comfortable backward or sideways sitting. The contoured saddle seat opens the hips for a more active, forward posture, leaving a lot of space at the back of the chair for traditional sitting.
The chair can be utilized for different heights of countertops, and the sitting angle can be changed up to the preferences of the crew members. It takes only two cubic meters to stow four chairs, resulting in 1.5 pounds of weight that is 75 percent lighter than a typical office chair.
The chair is made of carbon fiber telescopic poles to secure different positions; UHMWPE connectors integrate poles under compression, adding more rigidity with less material.;
The polyurethane foam seat is made to be lightweight and doable at the same time, with silicone foot pads that keep the chair from sliding. The seat upholstery is made of nylon fabric mixed with Merino wool that possesses excellent strength and abrasion resistance, simultaneously keeping the upholstery antimicrobial. The chair upholstery features texture finishings designed to awaken the tactile senses of the crew, compensating for the lack of opportunity to experience nature and human touch.