The Golden Throne is an interactive experience that raises awareness about the effects of ' a bad posture' on our body and helps to improve our posture to have a healty back.
There are two moments during the experience. In the first moment, the user has a body language which represents the bad posture that causes him/her muscular pain, stiffness and fatigue. In that way, the chair is able to interpret and read the body language of the user that affects the growth of the balloon. At the same time, the growth of the balloon causes more anxiety and stress, so the user becomes more aware of his/her bad posture to correct it. In the second moment, whenever the user has a better posture and he/she is restful, it directly affects the body language, which makes the user step back and in that way the balloon deflates.
The Golden Chair is a medium that helps the user to raise awareness of his/her sitting habits. This stressful interaction helps the user constantly correct his/her posture to develop a better sitting habit. If the user maintains his/her bad posture, the balloon pops, so the user becomes more aware of the negative consequences of his/her wrong sitting habits.
The proximity sensor receives an input from the user’s posture. It sends the data to the Arduino microcontroller, which at the same time triggers an air pump that inflates and deflates the balloon over the user’s head.