Who wouldn't like a massage? After a day of work or even while at the office, there is that urge to feel the relaxation that a massage brings. However, it is just difficult to have one especially that it requires a person to go into a spa or lie down in a massage chair.
This is the problem that Singapore startup Tware is aiming to solve through its AiraWear, a jacket that will massage its user anywhere, anytime.
Presented at this week's CES 2016, the jacket was described to be the "world's first comfort jacket" that integrates the benefits of massage devices into a light and stylish solution.
Engadget cited that the jacket has six inflatable pads with foam points, which are appropriately positioned to wear comfortably and relieve muscle knots. It is also integrated with inflation technology to add a compression effect.
According to its website, AiraWear features point pressure massage, posture correction reinforcement, body compression as well as biodata feedback.
Through its point pressure massage feature, the jacket can help promote muscle healing while also relaxing the body through removing "tight knots." The posture reinforcement and body compression capabilities, on the other hand, offer back support that can help decrease back and spine problems.
AiraWear also comes with an app that will not only allow the user to adjust the pressure on the body but also offer data which will enable the user to utilize the jacket more comfortably. It does so by recording the user's preferred massage strength and body posture.
In report by Mashable, it mentioned that the massage using the jacket takes a minute to start and the feeling using the product is like sitting on a massage chair. It added that the jacket can be used even while standing up. The report also pointed that, even though AiraWear can be used even not while leaning against a surface, the feeling while leaning has a big difference.
The Mashable report, however, cited that there are trade-offs with the product such as removing the electronics embedded in the jacket as well as the fact of wearing a jacket in a hot and humid season or country.
AiraWear is not yet commercially available but the Engadget report cited that Tware will be launching a crowdfunding campaign this February 2016 with plans to fulfill pre-orders by the Fall of this year. The jacket is expected to sell below $250.
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