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Office technology is ever-evolving with wearables, various ‘pods’ and light adapting glass, all designed to make office life easier and/or employees happier and productive. Furniture is extremely important for comfort of workers, and even office chairs are given technology revamps, with ergonomics in mind, and even temperature control.

For the lazy office that leaves chairs un-tucked and messily dotted about, how about self-parking, and automated office chairs? Car manufacturer Nissan have designed some pretty impressive chairs which will go back to their assigned spot with just a clap, as if by magic.

Check out the promo video below, which includes CCTV footage of the chairs in action, which can only be compared to something out of Paranormal Activity

Clearing pathways can be great to reduce hazards in the office, and the design of the lumbar back resembles contemporary ergonomic chairs, which you’ll likely find at your local office furniture store. They look stylish and keep an office tidy with cool technology, but how do they work?

Sadly, not by the forces of magic, like it appears. Wi-Fi signals to cameras fitted in the room control the chairs. Responding to a clap, the cameras locate the position of the chair and take the route to its dedicated target. The chairs also spin 360 degrees and look sleek and stylish.

Want one? I know I do, just to feel like a magician at work; I don’t think the novelty would wear off for a long time. Unfortunately, they’re not actually available to buy. Nissan used them to promote their parking-assist technology in their cars as a publicity stunt last year. And it worked, with the YouTube video above having over 1.5 million views and nearly 5000 likes.

For the lazy office worker, these look great, but aren’t wheeled chairs enough? It really doesn’t take much effort to tuck in a wheeled c hair.  Slightly spooky though; to a client who didn’t know anything about them and simply saw them moving on their own, it’s likely to give them shivers and reconsider whether they believe in ghosts…

Either way, they’re pretty cool and are a futuristic, advanced take on the humble office chair. What do you think? Are you impressed or do you think our laziness is getting out of hand?

Laura Sewell

An aspiring journalist, Laura is our content writer intern.  Pop-punk gig-goer and drag queen enthusiast, Laura is working her way into the industry with an English A -Level and love of writing about anything and everything in tow.
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