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May 4 2017


With automated technology, just about anything can be done with a few taps or magic words. From turning on the lights to adjusting the thermostat, our homes are quickly getting smarter, but are they actually becoming better places to live? The average American spends over 21 hours a day inactive and contemporary residential interiors only perpetuate this problem.
FitNest is an interior design guide and product series that aim to combat the effects of a sedentary lifestyle by increasing activity in the home. Each product is informed by one of the three FitNest strategies for activating space outlined in the guide: Difficult Design, Convenient Exercise and Play Space. The accompanying app features networked device controls, instructional videos, and augmented reality to engage users in both digital and physical interactions. Energize your home and experience life in your living space with FitNest. 



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