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251 Pearl St
Somerville, MA, 02145
United States

917 775 2242


What is a Soofa

Soofa is a solar-powered bench that provides you with free outdoor charging and location-based information like air quality and noise levels by uploading environmental sensor data to The smart urban furniture is developed by Changing Environments, a MIT Media Lab spin-off.

The creators behind the smart urban furniture, Soofa, are three women who share one vision: Getting you out of the homes and into a new, smarter and more sustainable city. 

Update: You can view the data of the first Soofas now



Charge your device

We charge your phone for free with the power of the sun.


Sense the environment 

We check on your environment, air quality, noise and so on.


Be informed

We upload the data we collect to this website. 

Name a Soofa

Each Soofa has a name; Hedy was visiting the White House. Franklin, Mia and Nan moved in to Boston. For the Boston installation we invite you to name a Soofa. You will be notified if your name gets on a Soofa.

Request a Soofa

We are happy to consider installing Soofas in your city, at your campus, boardwalk or playground. Please contact us with information on the location, budget requirements and potential sponsors.

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