japan GOOD DESIGN award: the wearable chair for surgery 'archelis' wins g-mark 2018

japan GOOD DESIGN award: the wearable chair for surgery 'archelis' wins g-mark 2018

one of the winning entries of this year’s japan GOOD DESIGN award, archelis is a wearable chair created to help medical staff sit and stand stably, and without burdening their muscles, while performing a surgery. a useful tool for doctors who are forced to operate in a crouching position for a long time, the chair supports body weight by holding up a large area of the shins and femurs to relieve pressure.

japan GOOD DESIGN award: the wearable chair for surgery archelis wins g-mark 2018all images courtesy of NITTO and hiroaki nishimura design inc



designed by hiroaki nishimura for japanese company NITTO, archelis features a design of separated legs that enables users to adopt a specific stance according to their preferred posture. this results to an improved stability, particularly important during operations such as laparoscopic surgery which requires ‘a trunk of a body’ to be fixed as it controls a forceps by millimeters. the chair does not require any electric power to function and can be used without cables, providing stable movements and safety in the surgery room.

japan GOOD DESIGN award: the wearable chair for surgery archelis wins g-mark 2018




project info:


company: NITTO co.,ltd.

award category: accessories and personal belongings for professional use

design company: hiroaki nishimura design inc. (japan)

producer: hideyuki fujisawa, CEO, NITTO co.,ltd. (japan)

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