Marlina Daniel. Ergonomic. January 09th , 2020.
Choosing The Best Ergonomic Desk Chair. While you shop for the ”perfect” ergonomic desk chair, here are certain things to keep in mind: Back support: The height of the ergonomic chair is adjusted in such a manner that it provides support to your lower back. Look for desk chair that offers support to your mid and upper part of your back too. Almost all the desk chairs are equipped with a tilt mechanism to cater to this need.
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.
Make sure that the front part of the seat should slope down slightly and allow a fist size gap between the back of the knees and the front edge of the seat pan to reduce pressure at the back of the thighs. The tilt mechanism maintains support as you move and recline; it’s best to have your back slightly reclined while you’re seated at your desk. Inadequate lumbar support places too much pressure on the spine.
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.
Other ergonomic products you can buy include: document holders, ergonomic workstations, telephone mounts, ergonomic keyboards and mouse devices, footrests and speaker stands. It’s important to remember that you probably spend a lot of hours on your computer and it’s really a long term investment in your health. Hopefully these ergonomic facts and tips about features and types of ergonomic chairs will help you when shopping for or buying an ergonomic chair online or at your local office supply store or office furniture store.
There are also many other ergonomic products designed to limit improper movement. By now most of you have seen those awkward looking keyboards and wondered why thy split the keys into two sections. The reason behind this change is ergonomics. By changing the angle that the keys are placed it allows your arms and wrists to use a more natural angle. The next time you type on a traditional keyboard notice how you have to bend your wrists outward to achieve a good angle.
The danger lies in believing you are ergonomic, just because you have bought an ergonomic chair. Sadly this is not the case, because a chair alone will not make you ergonomic. Yes, I have also fallen into the trap of calling chairs ”ergonomic”. But I need to target the right audience of customers, who want to take care of their skeletal joints, for also buying my chairs. I am now providing you with the real truth about ’ergonomics’.
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