A chair that reads your vital signs and a perfume that helps with dieting. Innovative stories from the world of wellness.

Each week PSFK.com with its partner Boehringer Ingelheim brings you a snapshot of five innovative ideas that are reshaping the health care industry. This week’s innovations include a chair that reads your vital signs and a perfume that helps with dieting.

Doctor Chair Brings Healthcare Into The Living Room Japanese electronics company Sharp has developed a healthcare support chair that can measure the user’s blood pressure, pulse, temperature, body motion, and other vital signs. The data can then be shared remotely, which creates the possibility for physicians to examine a patient without actually needing to meet them in person. The concept chair consists of a recliner in a circular frame and three display screens, with sensors that take the health measurements integrated in the chair itself and its armrests. The system also allows for videoconferencing with a doctor if the user needs to consult with one in real-time.

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