US 9,808,084 B2
Technique for adjusting the posture of a seated person
Davide Di Censo, San Mateo, CA (US); and Stefan Marti, Oakland, CA (US)
Assigned to HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED, Stamford, CT (US)
Filed by HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Stamford, CT (US)
Filed on Jun. 19, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/309,710.
Prior Publication US 2015/0366350 A1, Dec. 24, 2015
Int. Cl. G06F 19/00 (2011.01); A47C 1/00 (2006.01); A47C 31/12 (2006.01); A61B 5/103 (2006.01); G05B 13/04 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61B 5/11 (2006.01); B60N 2/02 (2006.01); A61B 3/113 (2006.01)
CPC A47C 1/00 (2013.01) [A47C 31/126 (2013.01); A61B 5/103 (2013.01); A61B 5/1128 (2013.01); A61B 5/4561 (2013.01); A61B 5/6893 (2013.01); B60N 2/0244 (2013.01); G05B 13/04 (2013.01); A61B 3/113 (2013.01); A61B 2503/22 (2013.01); A61B 2562/0247 (2013.01); A61B 2562/046 (2013.01); B60N 2002/0268 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing program instructions that, when executed by a processing unit, cause the processing unit to effect modifications to the posture of a seated person, by performing the steps of:
acquiring sensor data that reflects a current posture associated with the seated person;
determining at least one modification to make to the current posture to change the current posture to a modified posture;
generating one or more chair adjustments to be applied to a chair in which the seated person is sitting to change the current posture to the modified posture based on the at least one modification and a chair-posture mapping indicating changes in position or orientation of each section of the chair and corresponding changes in posture of a person sitting in the chair; and
applying the one or more chair adjustments to the chair in which the seated person is sitting to automatically change the current posture of the seated person to the modified posture.