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New Chilly Chair Enhances Horror Movies with Hair-Raising Results

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In this world of comfort and technology, everyone has their favorite custom made chairs, be it for gaming, massages, etc. Now, thanks to some Japanese scientists horror fans will have a go-to place to park their asses.

For those who seek a ‘richer experience’ when it comes to watching horror movies, Tokyo-based researchers led by Shogo Fukushima from the University of Electro-Communications have created a chair that artificially intensifies the ‘emotional feeling’ through haptic technologies when you get scared,” reports Design Taxi.

Called the ‘Chilly Chair’, the chair has armrests and a backrest that send out electrostatic force to literally make your hair stand. The involuntary physiological change in body sensations enhance the emotional feeling experienced—enabling the change in a person’s physical and emotional experience when it comes to watching horror movies, making the movie feel even scarier.

‘We constructed a device that controls piloerection on the forearm by electrostatic force. From a psychophysical experiment, we revealed that the piloerection system has enhancement effect on “surprise” feeling,’ the researchers wrote in their paper.”

Dig on the video below to see this modern marvel in action!

New Chilly Chair Enhances Horror Movies with Hair-Raising Results

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