Ergonomics is such a growing market that most ergonomic chairs are just a fraction more than there non-ergo counterparts. The main way to know if a product is ergonomic is if it says so. Companies who have energy saver technology advertise it. Ergonomic products will say loud and proud that they are ergonomic. If a product doesn’t openly advertise that it is ergonomic than either it was not designed to be sensitive to ergonomics or it is a cheap knockoff.
Adequate lumbar support in an ergonomic chair is the most crucial element of a backrest. Look for chairs that provide mid-back and upper-back support as well. The seat should always extend at least one inch from either side of the hips for optimum comfort because insufficient hip room can make you sit too far forward and not get enough thigh support.
Ergonomic executive office chair or seating, also called managers’ chairs, most often have a higher back and leather or stitched leather upholstery. If you want an industrial chair you’ll want one that has durability for long-lasting use on the manufacturing floor. There are some extra large chairs that are great for security guards because the size of this chair allows for equipment to be worn on the belt and not become hooked on the arms of the chair.
Ergonomic chairs have supports and extra padding for creating comfort, but are they doing the right job for ergonomics? In my other articles, I explain that ergonomics is about using productive movements for performance. An ergonomic chair will not keep your movements safe, because you have to move to be ergonomic. The chair may protect your back from movement, but not sitting in a dynamic position. Your body needs constant movement in the pelvis, for strengthening the sitting position. If you want to your body to be ergonomic in daily life, then there are 3 key elements to use in your body: Your body needs movement, flexibility and strength to be ergonomic in activity.
Being ergonomic in daily living is not about buying the right equipment that you believe will make you ergonomic and therefore safe. It is about learning to train your body to be part of the ergonomic triangle, by using the three key words of movement, flexibility and strength. Although our company sells ’ergonomic’ chairs, you still need to select the right chair for the activity. Then you need to use the three key elements of movement, flexibility and strength in your body, for creating the right needs for your body to be ergonomic. We offer a free Therapeutic Active Living Plan with each chair that will teach you how to create an ergonomic body through simple daily living activities. If you go to a gym, or exercise at home, then you will not need any more than my written advice.
Some of the factors that help in the design process are taking into consideration are the type of fatigue that will be undertaken, how fast a person must be able to move for quick movements, demands on memory. Physical factors include Strength, size, and speed. Ergonomics can study specific work environments and chair types such as a task chair or executive chair and even stools. Many things in a persons work environment can affect comfort and productivity. The time it takes to do a task, the risk demands and the physical requirements can all be improved with the proper positioning.