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.


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 ( ) 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 Inada USA currently offers three models, the DreamWave, Flex 3S and the Yu•Me.


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