Friday, April 22, 2016
Wired reports: [edited]
Carol Ratti, founder of MIT’s Senseable City Lab, has designed a sofa called Lift-Bit.
The Lift-Bit website bills Ratti’s creation as “the world’s first digitally-transformable sofa.” It is composed of several hexagonal, cushioned stools that, when combined, form a honeycomb of a couch.
Each modular pillar contains a motor that adjusts the height of the cushioned unit. One of two things controls that motor: an app, or capacity sensors within the stool that respond to a hovering hand.