Lightbulbs, mobile phones, computers, automobiles, space travel, Quick-Seat Chairs. Since the beginning of time, brilliant people have been trying to make life better by working with what materials are available to them and using their natural intelligence and skills to develop new ideas to make our lives better, safer and even more fun.
The patent office is full of thousands of patents on inventions for all sorts of important discoveries and developments. Nikola Tesla, renowned electrical inventor among other things, owned upwards of 278 patents and they are still counting, according to a book on the subject, The Complete Patents of Nikola Tesla.
Inventions fascinate me. I am intrigued by them. And I find no less fascination with Quick-Seat Chair. Although I am very familiar with its design and specs, I cannot imagine myself trying to invent it, especially with the special mechanism that makes it able to open so easily and close itself, not “with a bang, but with a whimper.” A paraphrase of a line from a poem by T.S. Elliot. Certainly the mind behind the Quick-Seat Chair is a clever one.
There’s a very funny movie from the ’80’s entitled The Time Bandits. The very ‘map of time’ has been stolen- the desired object of the devil and his evil band. One of whom comments that once they have the power of the time map, they can change peas into beans! Although that line is funny enough to make me split my sides laughing, it doesn’t say much for ingenuity or inventiveness. For inventions are always like lightbulbs, going off in the mind of the inventor who first sees the necessity, then the benefit, and then the means to create the finished product.
Quick-Seat Chair is no ‘pea changed into a bean’ invention. It is unique. There is a real need for the Quick-Seat Chair. In fact, there is an increasing need for Quick-Seat Chairs as more and more regulations about seating are put into place, as more and more smaller emergency care centers emerge, and with an expanding older generation needing a little respite along life’s pathways. Quick-Seat Chairs possess a special formula for size, the amount of weight they will hold, the height when opened, how much space they takes up when closed up against the wall (for fall risk management), the manner in which they close while keeping fingers safe from getting caught, its noiseless use, and it’s theater-seat height make it one of the most clever inventions to solve temporary seating or short-on-space seating dilemmas, ever! Add to that its compliant with Infection Control Standards and it makes this invention well above mark.
Quick-Seat Chair. Temporary Seating That Closes Itself.