A Sensoroid and sensing seat that Enable a Person´s Health and the Conditions of the Surrounding Environment to be Visualized to be Put on Exhibit at Aircraft 2018


THK CO., LTD. (Main Offices: 2-12-10 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Akihiro Teramachi) announced that they will be exhibiting product prototypes at Aircraft Interiors Expo, the world’s leading event for airlines and the supply chain to be held on April 10th to 12th, 2018, in Hamburg, Germany. At this exhibition, THK will display a humanoid sensoroid that is able to grasp various conditions of the surrounding environment. Sensors can be embedded all over the object, thus enabling the environment in which a person is situated to be visualized on the basis of a diversity of factors. A “smart” sensing seat that measures a person´s respiration, heart rate, stress levels, and more will also be on display.

“ATMOS” sensoroid

• Designed as a silhouette of the human body formed in grey acrylic around a white framework.
• By sandwiching various sensor modules between the sheets of acrylic, it is possible to optimize this product/object for a variety of applications.
• THK´s FBL27D slide rails are used in the chest area, and a microcomputer or other device can be installed as well. THK´s RF77F cross-roller ring is also used for/in the waist.

Prototype details
• Transparent boards/sheets are aligned at a 15-mm pitch, and sensor modules can be easily situated between them.
• Sensor data is visualized on a separate monitor.

»ARGUS MOVA» smart sensing seat

• With white shell-type seats and legs made of transparent acrylic, this chair offers a futuristic feel that seems to float in the air.
• Its shape takes into consideration this product´s deployment as seats in automobiles, trains, airplanes and other applications.
• High-sensitivity piezo sensors are incorporated into the seat portion, enabling heart beat, respiration rate, and more to be detected based on minute movements of the human body.

Exhibition Outline
Name: Aircraft Interiors Expo
Dates: April 10 (Tuesday) to 12 (Thursday), 2018
Venue: Hamburg Messe Messeplatz 1 20357 Hamburg, Germany
Booth Number: Hall7 Stand 7D10