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The hi-tech hoodie that can give you a MASSAGE while you work

The hi-tech hoodie that can give you a MASSAGE while you work Science & Technology World Website


The morning commute and sitting at a desk all day can wreak havoc on your back.

Now, a Singapore-based startup has designed a system that relieves tension from hours of sitting and slouching - without taking time from your busy schedule.

Dubbed AiraWear, this detachable vest has six inflatable air pillows stitched inside to relieve aches – all of which are hidden under a lightweight hoodie and controlled via a smartphone.

The air powered massage modules deliver an acupressure massage that can go anywhere with you and is much cheaper than a massage chair.

AiraWear, designed by Tware, made its debut earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, and recently opened a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds.

The firm is hoping to raise $75,000 in the next 40 days and as of right now, $17,926 has been pledge from 121 backers.

Pledges start at $99, which rewards consumers one AiraWear Massage Vest or for a $129 pledge, the firm will send one massage hoodie – delivery is set for November.

'AiraWear works by using specially-designed air pillows to apply pressure on your back, which produces an acupressure and kneading sensation,' reads AiraWear's campaign.

'Our smartphone app, connected via Bluetooth, has various massage programs to relieve the muscle tensions affecting different muscle groups on the back.'

Weighing in at 2.6 pounds, it is equivalent to a normal winter jacket in weight and size and is splash proof.

The zip-up sweatshirt is made of cotton and polyester, which comes in three different colours: grey, black and navy.

The massaging unit is detachable, which allows users to wear it under other outwear clothing and to easily clean the specially made hoodie.

Controlled by an app, Tjacket releases different pressure levels that helps calm the wearer and regulate arousal levels.

This device is used by therapists, schools and other organizations that deal with autism or stressed individuals.

And just like AiraWear, Tjacket’s technology is placed under a zip-up hoodie or vest for discrete comfort.



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