Home robotics manufacturers have one of two origins. Some began ages ago building unrelated products, like Husqvarna and its royal Swedish firearms. Others have only appeared since the dawn of robotics, like Swagway and Monorover.
Human Touch is an American company. It doesn't have a 17th century colonial origin. There was no Human Touch workshop on Roxbury Street whittling rocking chairs for Samuel Adams. The company began in the 1980s as a massage chair manufacturer. The market was fresh, and every new feature on the newest model was the first of its kind.
These days it's harder to impress people with a massage chair. With the Acutouch 9500x, Human Touch has attempted to introduce a feature that has left several sitters wanting a little more.
That feature is a foot massager that swallows the user's entire leg below the knee. The Acutouch claims to improve circulation via the foot-and-calf wells. When those wells retract, the chair is indistinguishable from a regular cinema-style leather seat. When they're deployed, it looks like a comfortable helm for Professor X.
Much of the positive feedback on the Acutouch 9500x has focused upon its accommodation of larger bodies. Several tall men have praised the chair for allowing them to stretch out in comfort. But other tall users have claimed the opposite, stating that the leg and foot massage sections do not accommodate their lower bodies.
It's an elegant looking seat. It doesn't stand out as a tacky plastic gimmick. To the untrained eye, it appears to be a luxurious leather chair.
But the Acutouch 9500x appears to have fundamental mechanical problems. It has a tendency to break after only a few months. The rolling knobs in the chair stop working and the chair's back becomes flat, according to some users. In other words, it stops massaging the upper back and just becomes a regular chair.
For a company that only makes massage chairs, some of the complaints about the Acutouch 9500x are disappointing. It's nice to look at, but someone just looking for a quality leather chair could save thousands of dollars and months of mechanical headaches by going to a furniture store.
Great for big and tall! This is an outstanding chair if you're extra large. Most massage chairs feel really claustrophobic and many don't even fit. I can nap in this one.
Sitting is hard... The massage in the seat area not hard enough. I thought this chair would be better than my old human touch massage chair.
The leg rest does not extend enough for me and I am only 6 foot tall and I also the back height setting on the shortest. This was made for someone with really short legs.
The foot massage is pretty amazing, it vibrates and moves under your feet to really cover the whole sole of the foot. Happy with this purchase!
Very expensive chair that does not work! The chair worked for about 6 months. We began to have problems in which it would stop working 3 minutes in to any massage cycle.