IKEA wants to make 3D-printed accessories for gamers

Some of the new products will fit the user’s body shape thanks to a 3D scanning process developed by prosthetics company UNYQ.

Ikea wants to explorer the market of accessories for gamers through a partnership with  UNYQ, a 3D-printed prosthetics maker, and Area Academy, a well renowned e-sports company. The Swedish furniture brand’s goal is to design objects that would improve gamer’s life at home. The three prototypes, unveiled in Sweden last week during IKEA’s Democratic Design Days, consist of a set of keycaps, a mouse bungee (a device used to keep the mouse cable untangled while playing) and an ergonomic wrist band. They’re all part of the upcoming UPPKOPPLA series, which will later offer gamers chairs, desks and desk supports as well. Moreover, thanks to a specific 3D-scanning technique developed by Unyq, customers can use a biometric app to personalize each product to fit their body shape and specific needs. 
UPPKOPPLA products will hit the shelves of IKEA stores worldwide in 2020. 


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