Wednesday, August 27, 2008
"Eggciting" chair...(get it?)
I decided to take a quick break from uploading architecture related posts...this invention had me sitting up straight...(get it?, okay I'll stop).
Doctor Riter's ErgoChair is a new and exciting chair designed by a group of clever people in Switzerland to promote correct posture, to help strengthen the muscles in the abdominal area and the spine, and to take stress off the back and neck. The egg-shaped ball of the ErgoChair does not compress discs in the spine, like a regular chair.
Most people who sit in front of a computer or at a desk for prolonged periods of time assume poor posture. It results in flattening of the lumbar spine and altered head carriage. This can result in chronic lower back pain, weak abdominal muscles and neck problems that often lead to headaches. Prolonged sitting can also cause poor circulation in the legs resulting in painful leg cramps or the sensation of the legs falling asleep.
The ErgoChair enables individuals to achieve proper posture. The egg-shaped flexible ball allows free movement of the body - up and down, back and forth, and side to side – for the body to find the best posture to relieve and prevent back pain.
An award-winning product at the world’s most prestigious International Invention Conference. The ErgoChair won Best New Invention in the furniture category, out of 1,000 entries from 42 countries. The ErgoChair is patented in the U.S. and Europe".
All Graphic Designers needs a chair like this!