A Japanese company has invented what’s being called a ‘tranquility chair’: a rocking chair with a sewn-in fabric doll that has extra-long arms to wrap around the sitter.
While this may sound like a ‘forever alone’ chair, it was actually created for elderly people who live on their own, which makes it kind of sweet.
“They are comforting for people who live alone – they can talk to them and hug them” says a spokesman for manufacturer UniCare “They also play old Japanese music, which is nostalgic for older people.”
The chair was showcased at the International Home Care and Rehabilitation exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, which is a 3-day event geared towards presentation of over 20,000 home care and rehabilitation products for the country’s increasing elderly population.
Check out the tranquility chair in action below.