I'm an industrial designer working on a new bed concept for a client and I'm trying to figure out how the new Lufthansa business class seats work in the video below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xru_LBFMTuU. Watch the way the seat reclines from 0.06
Its not a traditional recliner chair or adjustable bed mechanism because as the head of the seat moves down in to the bed position, the head doesn't actually move back (like a recliner) or forwards (like an adjustable bed). Just straight down. The seat base slides forward to compensate for this.
Anyone know how it works? The I only way I can see to make something similar would be using several separate mechanisms (linear actuators and sliding mechanisms).