All posts by ergohuman office chairs

Mirus Office Chairs

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.

Mirus Office Chairs Head Rest
Mirus Office Chairs Head Rest

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.

Mirus Office Chair 3D Headrest
Mirus Office Chair 3D Headrest

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.

Mirus Office Chairs
Mirus Office Chairs

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.

Mirus Mesh Office Chair
Mirus Mesh Office Chair Flexible Lumbar Support

Ergonomic Accessories in the Workplace.

Today is a hugely computerised world, with most office workers having a need to ‘access the system’ or send Emails to business colleagues and contacts. The result of such repetitive work can be a repetitive strain injury e.g. RSI (repetitive strain injury), tenoysynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome etc.. As repetitive strain suggests, it is a result of doing something over and over again, causing tension and pain in the muscles and affecting performance both in work and tasks elsewhere. The answer to this problem was ergonomics.

The development of ergonomic keyboards came about to keep the hands and wrists well supported during hours of repetitive movement, thus lessening the strain and preventing possible invisible injury.

One type of ergonomic keyboard offers a curved layout of the keys. This makes sense, since all your fingers are different lengths and don’t naturally meet the keyboard with equal comfort. By placing your fingers on the home keys, you can see that s, d and f and also l, k and j happily lie on the keys but the two little fingers don’t meet the ‘a’ or the semicolon (;), without a twist of the wrist. That ever so slight twist helps the little fingers touch the keys but brings the elbows outwards from the body and also has an effect on each shoulder and upper arm.

The split keyboard design does just what its name says: it pivots from the top and its two parts can be laid in several different positions, once again allowing for comfort when typing.

There are also one-handed keyboards, to make typing accessible to those who have only one functional hand (e.g after a stroke). One particular keyboard is concave in layout. With this design, the Qwerty keyboard rules no longer apply, since the keys are arranged in such a way that accessing the most popular keys feels natural and the lesser used keys are placed outside the main key range. Other one-handed keyboards are called half keyboards and still honour the Qwerty layout so, it’s down to need and preference, as to which to choose. For the beginning typist, the concave system has lots to offer and it is said that one can reach typing speeds of up to 85 wpm (words per minute). An established Qwerty typist would have to re-learn the concave keyboard, so the half keyboard would seem the natural choice.

Ergonomics has come a long way since its inception and really is looking at what is best for the user. Seeking the knowledge and purchasing the right ergonomic accessories will make for happier people and, without doubt, have a positive effect on the users and the shared environment.

An ergonomic mouse that goes well with all of the above would be the Contour Rollermouse Red

Comfort and Adjustability

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.

Ergonomic Office Chairs
Ergonomic Office Chairs

Ergohuman Plus Mesh office Chair

The Ergohuman Plus Office Chair 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.

Available in fabric, leather and mesh visit simply ergonomic or office chairs extra to buy online

Ergohuman Plus Leather Office Chairs
Ergohuman Plus Leather Office Chairs
Ergohuman Plus Leather Office Chairs - Colours
Ergohuman Plus Leather Office Chairs – Colours