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.
Besides this, the seat of the ergonomic desk chair should be able to stretch a minimum of one inch from either side of your hips for adequate support to your thighs. Armrests: Imagine a chair without armrests! The armrests should be wide, padded with soft material, contoured, and full of comfort. If you get an ergonomic desk chair with adjustable armrests, it’s great! Such chairs release the strain from your neck and shoulders, and protect you from carpal tunnel syndrome.
Look for an ergonomic chair on wheels that swivels to avoid excess stretching and twisting of your spine and a five-point base won’t tip over when you recline. The tilt mechanism maintains support as you move and recline; it’s best to have your back slightly reclined while seated at your desk. The seat pan is the component of the chair that supports the majority of the user’s weight. Three or four fingers should fit between the seat pan’s front edge and the back of the knees. Tilt adjustments are preferred to allow for a forward working or reclined posture.
Armrests alleviate pressure on the back but can interfere with some lower desks. Tilt adjustments are preferred by most people to allow for a forward working or reclined posture. Almost all ergonomic task chairs come with a hydraulic seat height adjustment, which is probably the single most important adjustment mechanism on the chair. Three or four of your fingers should fit between the seat pan’s front edge and the back of the knees. 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 support for the thighs. Adequate lumbar support is the most crucial element of the backrest.
Beware of faulty ergonomics! When you shop for ergonomic desk chair, do not be lured just by the word ”ergonomic.” Not all ergonomic chairs mean comfort. Unfortunately, there are no standard rules for manufacturing ergonomic furniture yet. Hence, there might be cases where the desk chair may not be as comfortable as it was promised to be. The best way is to look around in a variety of stores and then make the choice. I would suggest sitting on the ergonomic desk chair displayed in the store to determine its comfort level. Alternatively, you can shop from reputed stores, if you are shopping online.