A chair which is designed to help lonely people has been put on the market by a Japanese company.
UniCare has created the “hugging chair” – a piece of furniture.shaped like a giant human doll with a face and long arms that can wrap around anyone who sits on it in an embrace.. The product sells for $419.
“It makes you feel safe,” said a UniCare spokesperson. “Anyone can use it, but it is designed for older people.”
The hugging chair is designed to also help dementia patients or people suffering from anxiety or fear by helping them to relax.