As World Cancer Day unfolds for its 20th edition, PROCURE, an organization entirely dedicated to the fight against prostate cancer, in partnership with Rethink created the first connected chair that can raise funds simply by sitting down. The “Give a sit” initiative has been inspired by two typically masculine statistics: 20% of cancer cases in men are prostate cancer. And 80% of men keep their wallet in their back pocket.
The seat of the chair has an integrated NFC contactless payment system (Near-field communication) that can automatically collect a small donation every time a man chose to sit on it. The NFC contactless payment system is identical to those found on payment terminals in store. The terminal accepts debit and credit cards that are in the wallet of the donor, and can even accept donations from phones. The donor can choose the value of their donation beforehand.