The field of ergonomics is essentially concerned with human performance, primarily in the workplace. It considers both physiological and psychological factors in the design and creation of products that increase comfort and safety, all with the end goal of boosting productivity.
When a worker suffers back pain from hunching over a desk, headaches from craning to stare at a monitor, or repetitive motion injuries from typing and using a mouse, they’re going to be distracted, which means that their performance will suffer.
With the right ergonomic furniture, many issues can be addressed or even prevented. So what types of ergonomic solutions exist on the market today? Let’s take a look.
You may want to provide your employees with a range of options to suit their particular needs and preferences. Here are a few samples to consider.
High-Back Reclining Chairs
This ergonomic chair from OFM is a study in comfort and luxury, fully upholstered in anti-microbial vinyl and featuring five reclining positions. Ergonomic features include multiple height, tilt, lift, and lock settings, so users can adjust the chair to fit their physique and personal preferences.
A Focus on Posture and Weight Distribution
Proper ergonomic positioning includes sitting in an upright position, eyes level with the monitor, elbows at about 90 degrees, wrists straight, and knees level with the hips. Most people don’t follow these ideals throughout the day, as they’re more concerned with the details of their work, but the right seating can help immensely.
Posture and proper weight distribution are core design factors in the Aeron Chairs line from Herman Miller. The 8ZPellicle® suspension and adjustable PostureFit SL™ that supports both the sacrum and lumbar are designed to support the body and shape the spine for health and comfort.
Adjustable Height Seating
The Capisco Chair from HÅG features a unique, cross-like back design and versatile saddle seat for multiple sitting options. It also offers low-to-high vertical adjustment for sitting, standing, or dynamic seating.
Multiple Points of Adjustment
Every person’s body is different, which is why multiple points of adjustment are so important. Branch Furniture gets it right with an ergonomic chair that includes:
- Three-way adjustable armrests
- Lumbar support
- Tilt lock and hybrid casters
- Synchronous base mechanism
- and more
This chair is designed to coordinate tilt and seat pan movement for proper posture. Double-layered mesh and a high-density cushion help to evenly distribute weight, offering all-day comfort.
Sit-to-stand desks are a great option that allow workers to adjust the work surface to their preferred height and even change positions throughout the day.
Hello Raye offers distinctive options for ergonomic seating that are functionally appealing and aesthetically pleasing. Browse our selection today to find the best options for your business!