Designed for people convalescing at home, the Throne by Universal Kinetics is a modular, highly configurable furniture system that's less expensive than the standard issue in-home hospital bed and attractive enough to use later on. The Throne is basically made of two boxes on wheels. One box supports a "surprisingly comfortable" couch with side tables and lamps than can be attached per your specifications. The other box holds a video monitor for watching movies and using the Internet. To turn the couch into a bed, simply roll the two boxes together to extend the platform. An extra perk are the sliding drawers that are built into the box, so you can store clothes, books etc. right underneath you.
The entire unit is controlled with SmartGrips, a super sensitive contoured grip sensor that can be attached around the neck of a lamp, for example. To change channels on TV or adjust the position of the bed you simply squeeze the grip - perfect for people with reduced motor skills who have trouble using small buttons on a standard remote. And when the convalescing period is over you can keep the Throne as a bed or take it apart for a rolling coffee table/storage unit, a home theatre or love seat. It even acts as its own shipping container and can be assembled at home with just a screwdriver. If images of IKEA are dancing in your head, fret not. With parts made by precise, computer-guided machinery and industrial strength hardware, the Throne is built to last.
The basic configuration starts at $1,300 and goes up from there depending on what features (drawers, trays, tables, a set-up for Tele-Medicine) you want to include. Use the visualization tool to see a rendering of your personalized configuration.