Toyota has developed a seat that lets you doze off in peace at the office

by Drei Laurel | Nov 15, 2022
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Admit it: You’ve dozed off at your desk at one point or another. It’s perfectly fine. Fatigue gets to everyone. Besides, research shows that short naps can actually boost a person’s performance.

This is the idea behind the Totone—a “nap seat” developed by Toyota that allows employees to get some Zs in peace.

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Toyota says that the seat is “intended to serve ever-busy executives and other businesspersons stressed by today’s information-overload society.” Essentially, the thing is just a recliner with a privacy cover. Look closer, though, and you’ll see it’s actually a bit more than that.

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The Totone actually borrows technology used in some of Toyota’s cars. One example of this is a massage function that “stimulates” targeted areas of a the back “for a comfortable wake-up.” In cars, this is used to keep drivers from falling asleep behind the wheel. The whole seat, in fact, was developed with Toyota Boshoku—the company’s seat manufacturer.

This thing is already being trialed at Toyota’s Woven Planet Nihonbashi offices, as well as nine other companies, the brand says. Would a setup like this convince you to return back to the office?

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