In-car seat massaging programs have turn into a standard function in mainstream automobiles just like the Buick Envision, Ford F-150, and Ford Explorer. However now Common Motors is taking issues to the subsequent stage by submitting a patent for a foot massager.
The patent filing submitted to the United Patent and Trademark Office (and noticed by The Drive) describes a foot massaging system embedded within the floorboard. Titled “Car Foot Therapeutic massage System in A Car Ground,” this built-in therapeutic massage function would use compressed air to create transferring patterns beneath passengers’ toes. In different phrases, air pockets that transfer up and down identical to the mechanism discovered on massaging seats.
Implanted in particular areas all through the ground, all passengers, apart from the driving force who must concentrate on driving, can kick off their sneakers and luxuriate in a foot therapeutic massage. And whereas the Audi A8 already has an identical setup, the distinction right here is that the GM foot massager doesn’t require that you simply elevate your toes or make any extra seat changes.
The GM system elements embrace an air pump, a consumer interface, a controller, an air manifold, and the pneumatic components that generate patterns. Passengers would doubtless be capable of choose from quite a lot of therapeutic massage presets and set preferences by way of a touchscreen show, which on this digital-savvy world is sensible.