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Title:
SEATING WITH ENHANCED GRIP AND POSTURE CORRECTION
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2013/072656
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A seating mat (1) providing enhanced grip and posture correctional features comprises an upper surface (1a) for supporting a user when seated and an array of flexible papillae (2) extending from the upper surface (1a) and positioned around a focus area (3) on the upper surface (1a). Each papilla (2) comprises a tapered projection with a curvature such that at the tip end of each projection the longitudinal axis of the projection lies at an acute angle relative to the upper surface (1a). The papillae (2) are positioned such that all the tips are directed towards the focus area (3). The shape and positioning of the papillae (2) encourage a user to reference themselves centrally on the focus area (3) and tend to grip the user's thighs to prevent slipping.

Inventors:
SLEVIN, Kieran (34 Crossland House, Virginia ParkVirginia Water, Surrey GU25 4SY, GB)
UZZEL, Edward (33 The Shimmings, Boxgrove RoadGuildford, Surrey GU1 2NQ, GB)
Application Number:
GB2012/000847
Publication Date:
May 23, 2013
Filing Date:
November 19, 2012
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
SMARTER POSTURE COMPANY LIMITED (33 The Shimmings, Boxgrove RoadGuildford, Surrey GU1 2NQ, GB)
International Classes:
A47C27/00; A47C7/02; A47D15/00
Foreign References:
GB1391539A1975-04-23
GB1240366A1971-07-21
US4945591A1990-08-07
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MERRIFIELD, Sarah, Elizabeth et al. (BOULT WADE TENNANT, Verulam Gardens70 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8BT, GB)
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