Family Inada

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Family Inada (Inada) is a Japanese manufacturer of massage chairs. Based in Osaka, Japan, Inada was founded in 1962 by Nichimu Inada[1] and invented the first automatic shiatsu massage chair.[2] Mr. Meishoku Kim is Inada's director of development.[3]

Much of their technological development is done in their main headquarters in Osaka. The main factory is located in Nawa, a small town in the Tottori prefecture of Japan.

In 2001 Inada released the i.1 and the H.9 massage chairs.[4] The H.9 was a TIME Magazine Invention of the Year [5] and became a bestseller in Japan.[6] In 2003 the D.1 was released,[7] and in 2008 Inada released the Sogno DreamWave, designed by Toshiyuki Kita.

The Sogno DreamWave (HCP-10001A) received 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovation Honors[8] and was a 2009 American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) Pinnacle Award finalist. In 2010, Inada received two additional CES Innovations Honors for the Inada CUBE [9] in the Home Appliance Category[10] and the Doctor's Choice massage chair [11] in the Health and Wellness Category.[12]

For fans of NBC's "30 Rock," the Sogno DreamWave was character Tracy Jordan's recliner in Season 4 (2009–2010) of the show. The chair remained for a total of 3 season on the set of the show.

Distribution[edit]

Inada is distributed in the United States by FIUS Distributors LLC dba Inada Massage Chairs (Boulder, Colorado, United States) marketed under the name Inada USA ( www.InadaUSA.com ) and in Canada by Bodo Wellness Technology (Calgary, Alberta, Canada). In total, Inada claims to be distributed in over 60 countries worldwide.

In the U.S., the chairs are sold through a network of authorized dealers and online at www.DreamWaveChair.com. Inada USA currently offers two models, the Sogno DreamWave and the Yu•Me.

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