What To Consider When Choosing An Ergonomic Office Chair

What To Consider When Choosing An Ergonomic Office Chair

Posted by Office Seating Canada on 2023 Apr 20th

When it comes to outfitting your workspace, selecting the right office chair is critical, as it can significantly affect your overall comfort, productivity, and well-being. In offices, where individuals often spend extended hours sitting at their desks, investing in a comfortable and ergonomic office chair can make a world of difference.

Here Office Seating, Canada’s office chair experts, discusses some essential factors to consider when selecting ergonomic office chairs to ensure a comfortable and healthy workspace.

  • Lumbar Support

One of the key features of an ergonomic office chair is lower back support, which is crucial for maintaining good posture during long periods of sitting. The lumbar spine naturally curves inward, and without proper support for this curve, individuals tend to slouch, flattening the natural curve and putting strain on the lower spine. An ergonomic office chair must have an adjustable lumbar support system that can be customized according to the user's specific needs, including both height and depth adjustments.

You can talk about Schukra (obusforme adjustable lumbar support, see picture below and found a short definition but you would need to tweek it )

  • Seat Height

The seat height of an ergonomic chair should be readily modifiable for convenience. The most straightforward way to accomplish this is by using a pneumatic adjustment lever. An average range between 16-21 inches should enable the user to place their feet flat on the floor while maintaining a horizontal thigh position and level arms with the desk's height.

  • Supportive Backrest

An ergonomic office chair's backrest must accommodate the spine's natural curve and provide adequate support for the lumbar region. If the backrest is not attached to the seat, it should be flexible in terms of both height and angle. In case the seat and backrest are combined into one unit, the backrest should be adaptable to forward and backward angles, with a locking mechanism to prevent it from tilting excessively backward after the user has chosen the suitable angle.

We usually offer medim amd high backs

  • Armrests

Adjustable armrests are a must-have feature of any ergonomic chair. They should enable the user to rest their arms comfortably and keep their shoulders relaxed. The elbows and lower arms must rest gently, and the forearms should not be resting on the armrest while typing.

  • Tilt

An office chair, whether it is of conventional style or ergonomic, should rotate effortlessly and enable the user to access various parts of their desk without exerting themselves.

  • Material

The material used on the seat and backrest of an office chair should have adequate padding to ensure comfortable seating, even for extended durations. A breathable fabric material is preferable to a harder surface, such as leather or vinyl.

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