Introducing the latest Office Chair from the Ergohuman Chair Range, the Genidia is a new concept office/posture chair with cutting edge aesthetics, breakthrough bonding design and interactive sitting posture engineering.
Its twisted structure optimises strength, allowing it to create a consistent thin edge throughout the entire frame. A custom integrated mechanism offers many areas of adjustment without disrupting the chair’s flow.
Also available with the Genidia is a ‘Sitting Posture Warning Device’ which can help users to correct their sitting posture, allowing them to be seated in a healthier way. After turning on the device, if the user has an incorrect sitting posture more than a minute, the device will be activated to alert the user.
Sitting Posture Warning Device add-on is also available
Mesh is made from elastomeric polyester mesh
Seat frame and headrest is made of nylon
Back frame is made of a combination of nylon and TPR
4D armrest is made from plastic, aluminium, metal and polyurethane
The latest addition to the Ergohuman chair range, the Mirus chair boasts the ingeniously simple single lever control which operates the three most frequently
used chair functions. Seat height, seat depth and back tilt can all be operated
from a single point of contact.
The design concept of the Mirus chair also incorporates a multi-directional
interactive neck roll which can help to relax tired neck and shoulder muscles. The
3-dimensional automatic flexible lumbar support system provides full support to
the lumbar region with interactive and dynamic movement, intuitively adjusting
to your needs. A ‘zero pressure’ seat cushion helps to distribute weight evenly across the seat pad to provide maximum comfort.
The Mirus chair is 98% recyclable, has Greenguard Indoor Air Quality certification
and meets EN 1335. Available in a choice of white and aluminium frame, black
and aluminium frame or all-black frame with a mesh back and fabric seat, the
colour combinations are contemporary and exciting.
The Mirus Mesh Chair is available in three frame finishes – white, black and
polished aluminium/black; with the choice of the unique MD-flex
headrest, adjustable 3D headrest or headrest-free, combined with an
extensive selection of coloured mesh and fabrics creating an almost
unlimited variation to suit your requirements.
Have you ever thought about how important it is to sit in the right position?
The majority of people subconsciously sit in the most comfortable position they can. It is fine to do this occasionally, but not a good practice for many hours of work. If you don’t take regular exercise and your work is desk bound, you might end up with back problems. Office workers often complain about stiff back, sour neck and lower back pain. Some companies will offer free gym membership or yoga lessons, in house back training exercises, and even massage services. The office furniture is also important: sitting on the right type of office chair should not be overlooked. Nowadays, office chairs are specifically designed to suit specific needs and tasks. Some of the most ergonomic office chairs are fully adjustable to the human body, which include adjustable arms, knee tilt and back height. Some of the leather office chairs are incredibly comfortable for many hours of work. The foam of the seat can be molded in a very ergonomic shape that fits perfectly the curves of the human body. Some will argue that Mesh fabric also stretches to your body shape giving well-distributed support.
Once you are equipped with the right chair, you should follow basic guidelines regarding your position. One of these is to sit in an upright position with your elbows at a 90-degree angle, while typing. Additionally, your monitor should be levelled with your eyes, or slightly lower, and at a comfortable distance, neither too far, neither too close. It is also important to move your legs on a regular basis to avoid feeling numb. If you don’t want to get up, flexing your feet and tiptoeing will also be beneficial. Simple exercises like these will help avoiding thrombosis, as it will help pumping the blood up to the heart (a well-known advice on long distance flights). Standing up from time to time, stretching or taking a brisk walk will also help. Ideally you should also take a 10-minute-pause from looking at the screen – at least every two hours. Use this time wisely to do your filing, post the mail or tidy up your desk. All in one it is necessary to have the right office chair to sit on and work at, combined with a healthy living, you should enjoy many hours of work while becoming more productive.
Get Your Ergonomic Chair
An ergonomic chair means that the seating matches both the person’s physical needs and job responsibilities so, to do this, it has to be adjustable.
Imagine the user – tall, short, thin, overweight, disabled in some way – adjustments need to be made to the ergonomic chair, to suit that particular worker.
The seat needs to be height-adjustable, both for leg length and body / back length. The chair should have an in-built lumbar support panel which, with adjustment, both height and tilt-wise, can be positioned to meet the person’s lumbar region and also support the natural curve of the spine. The seat itself will have a 16 to 20 inch height adjustment range, to make the average person’s feet comfortably touch the floor and pneumatic height adjustment allows for effortless change to the seat requirement. For people who have restricted growth, an ergonomic footstool will make feet to base contact successful, as the height of the chair needs to tally with the desk height.
The seat base itself should also allow for tilt and an ideal angle is for the front to slope downwards a little, as this takes any pressure off the knee joint area and thus supports continued good circulation in the lower legs. The seat density should not be too soft, as its purpose is to support your weight firmly and comfortably.
Arm height adjustment is also an ergonomic necessity, so support can be given to the lower arms, as they reach to meet the desk or keyboard. Getting this height right will go a long way to preventing hand / wrist problems, such as repetitive strain injury (RSI) and carpal tunnel syndrome. There is also an item called a wrist rest, a light-weight article which helps get that angle between wrist and keyboard right, again supporting joints and prolonging comfort.
Getting the chair right for the user will involve trial and error and, after a few days of usage, perfect settings can be reached, making sure that the ergonomic chair does what it is supposed to do. Consider, however, that after a holiday or a long period away from work, someone else may have made use of the chair, and possibly adjusted the settings.
Buying an ergonomic chair is an investment in both health and work performance. Sitting, with correct support given where it is needed, will make for a more comfortable and satisfying day of work.
The Ergohuman Plus offers a unique ergonomic concept with ever more posture control and support to fit you like a glove : incorporating a synchro tilt mechanism with infinite lock, sliding seat, pneumatic height adjustment, automatic lumbar support system, seat tilt, Height and angle adjustable arms and headrest all in one very unique environmentally friendly 97% recyclable office chair.
When we talk about office chairs, we see the regular black chair standing on five wheels, with adjustable height and also adjustable arms and back features. This ergonomic chair will be used at a computer workstation, adjusted satisfactorily for its user, making sitting more comfortable and work more enjoyable.
However, offices are more than computer workstations.
In many companies, you will find offices, meeting rooms, reception areas and rest rooms and it is easy to see that the ergonomic office chair at the computer workstation will not do its job in the other areas stated.
The meeting room may stand empty most of the time and the number of people present at a sitting may vary. It therefore makes sense to use stackable chairs so that when they are not in use in a particular meeting, they are not viewed as ‘empty’ seats. Stackable chairs may come with tubular steel frames (e.g. the cantilever design) and the fabric used for the seating may vary, from elastic fabric which moulds with the user’s shape, to mesh, which allows the user’s back to breathe.
The reception area of a company may be the first point of entry for future customers, so getting the seating right is vital. Whilst connected chairs might be thought to be all right for an airport or a doctor’s surgery, an upholstered comfy chair will build better relationships, by making the prospective customer feel at ease.
Today’s companies now also address personal development and maybe the kneeling chair might just fit the bill, in these group activities. Although this chair does not have a back rest, its design encourages good posture and also an alert sitting position. This ergonomic chair takes some of the pressure off the thighs, which is then taken up by the shins. As with any chair, it is important to get up and move around for a little time. However, the original Balans chair, which was designed by Peter Opsvik in the seventies, was seated on rocking horse runners, to encourage the user to keep one leg extended, so as to rock the chair, a rather novel way of flexing the muscles!
So, when it comes to buying the right ergonomic chair, remember that the word ‘ergonomic’ means getting the situation right for the user. Taking advice and guidance on making the right purchase will really pay off, as a perfect match makes for a happier worker and all of the benefits that go with it.