I had a couple come into the showroom on Friday last week and they taught me something about the Sanyo 7700 massage chair that I had never heard before. This would apply to the 7700 and the Sanyo 8700 massage chair too. It has to do with the sensor that comes with these chairs. As you may or may not know, you can put your hand on the sensor and the chair will read your pulse rate, perspiration, and temperature as part of the scan feature of the chair. Most chairs have a scanning feature of some sort so that the chair can figure out where your spine needs the most attention. The scan typically involves the rollers going up and down your spine to determine areas of tightness and to assess the shape and size of your spine.
Well, Sanyo also added a sensor that checks the aforementioned pulse rate, perspiration, and temperature while the rollers are assessing your body type. And, on the new Sanyo 8700 massage chair, there is also a “stress” sensor built in. Don’t ask me how it works…I have no idea (sounds cool though, eh?)
Now, here is the tip: if the sensor is having difficulty getting a read on your body, put some lotion on your hand and the sensor will be able to read your skin better. The gal who came to our showroom was not getting a good read on her hand (maybe it was too dry or something like that), so she asked for some lotion to put on her hands, as she had been coached by someone else to do that when she tried out the Sanyo 7700 in another store in Nashville. Well, I know I had a deer in the headlights look on my face, because she said she wasn’t kidding and that it really worked. So, I got her the lotion and, sure enough, she got an immediate reading.
Dr. Alan Weidner