For people who sit for long periods of time at the office or at home, a comfortable, back-friendly chair is indispensable. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for employee absenteeism. Many chair design companies have recognized this problem, and have come up with a plethora of ergonomic, back-friendly designs. A list of the top 5 office chair designs can be found below:
1.) Aeron Chair
The Aeron Chair by Herman Millar is an ergonomic, earth friendly chair that is wonderful for maintaining posture. Its pellicle suspension distributes weight evenly over the seat and back, thereby reducing pressure points, and allowing the body to make micro adjustments. A special mesh helps to prevent sweating by creating a better air flow. The Aeron Chair comes in three sizes, and has adjustable seat height and arm rests.
2.) Verte Office Chair
The Verte Office Chair, considered to be an actual orthopaedic device, has a dual vertebrae support system that helps to improve posture. It is an ergonomic chair that moulds to the spine, and has a patented control that allows the user to adjust the chair to the perfect setting. Its 11 torsion spring-loaded bearing joints help to improve posture by creating muscle memory. The unique look of the chair may not be for everyone, but the comfort of the chair is sure to overcome any qualms about its appearance.
3.) Doctor Riter’s ErgoChair
Though odd in appearance, Doctor Riter’s ErgoChair is rated very highly for its positive impact on back health. The seat of the chair is made of an inflatable egg-shaped ball, and can be inflated to the comfort level of the individual user. The main idea behind the egg-shape seat is that the user is forced to use abdominal and leg muscles to retain balance. The spine’s natural curve is maintained, and body posture and circulation can be improved.
4.) Smart Chair Biofeedback Computer Chair
Designed by Jian Guan, the Smart Chair is definitely unique in its look and function. The springs in this chair are constantly being adjusted through a built-in biofeedback system. Biofeedback sensors in the chair send signals to the springs, and micro adjustments are made. It is charged by a built-in Lithium battery, and there is a 3″ touch screen on the arm. It can be changed into a sofa or rocker.
5.) Herman Miller Embody Chair
The Herman Miller Embody Chair adapts to the shape of the spine. The chair uses special materials to cover the chair that behave like skin, allowing air to flow naturally and decreasing sweating.
So the next time you’re looking to kit out your office with some new office chairs, have a little think about what you really and what is on offer, it could be your health that you preserve!