Mallios said, “and the chip giving all of the commands is programmed by us to recognize various patterns of the body and then take action based on that recognition.” “When the system reads a body, it will assign a grade,” he said. “If the most comfortable position in a seat is a ‘5,’ and it says the body is currently in a ‘2’, it will ask, ‘What do I have to do to get into that 5?’ ” That adjustment can also be continuous, to account for someone’s shifting in a seat or rolling over in bed. “It doesn’t use memory, because it is constantly adjusting,” Mr. Mallios said. “It changes as the body requires a different position. Or if another person sits in the car seat, it will adjust to that person.” He said Biomechanics had licensed its technology to Reebok International Ltd. for use in athletic shoes, and to McCord Winn, a Textron subsidiary that makes auto seats, wheelchairs and hospital beds.
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Creating easy no-sew porch pillow covers, extra seating and open-air privacy
For a folded effect, cut some fabric to double the pillows size. Fold the top and bottom into center. Fold sides into center; secure with a rubber band. Loop the ends under the rubber band.
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