When Project THOUGHT was initiated by Kage Yaichiro, they had created the Test Thought Armor - X01 “LAMIA Agura”. However, it turned out that its cockpit was unsuitable for using the machine to test the limb and joint designes made for it because the pilot simply couldn't focus due to their discomfort.
Where military personnel may have just scrapped the armor or tried to redesign the cockpit, Yaichiro made a simple fix which could make some Star Army Personnel cringe, and could only be pulled off by a small R&D group without government control standards. He disconnected the helmet from the computer access port in the cockpit and plugged in a ridiculously simple yellow plastic box. After bolting that to the underside of the pilot's chair, he connected an identical box to a Civilian Comfort Bed, and reprogrammed it to synchronize with the Thought Armor's Remote Control, or Yellow Box.
The yellow boxes were actually discarded childrens' lunch boxes which could fit under the chair of the cockpit, and still hold the components necessary.
While the fix would not operate well in actual combat due to the ability to jam the Yellow Box, it would permit a person to pilot the machine from the bed, and utilize the connection to pilot the Thought Armor as if it were the user's body. Nekos could even use the Optical Tracking System from the offset, as could Yamataians after training and modification of the equipment. Nepleslians, unfortunately, would still require a helmet.
While testing continued, Yaichiro had bought enough time to use the data to build a permanent fix to the problem, in the Beta series' new cockpit.