Important characteristics of an office chair – an introduction
There are many opinions and articles about which fuctions are important. Many of these are more the category nice to have, but a few of those are absolutely essencial from an orthopedic point of few:
- A height-adjustable seat, stepless would be best
- A tilting seat to support your blood circulation
- At least a small backrest in the lumbar area, also height adjustable
These 3 functions are the total essencials and always have to be fulfilled. Everything else are comfortable additional functions, which should also be there in order to sith comfortable in a longer term. The most interesting are:
- High backrest
- Synchronious mechanism
We would also like to offer you a short input to our mechanisms, so you can find the right one for you.
If you lean back, the back rest and the seat move in a matched ratio and with your movement. While the backrest leans back, the seat tilt a little to the front and down. In this way, the contact between your back and the backrest is evenly while moving, while the blood circulation is relieved and the lumbar area is supported.
While you lean back, the backrest and seat move in a fix angle. While leaning back, you will slip down a little. Better designs set the angle point a little further ahead, so your thighs won’t press on the seat that much. Sometimes, the tilt mechanism is also called the standard mechanism.
Permanent contact mechanism:
Seat and backrest are not connected in this case. If you lean back, only the backrest moves and will follow your movement with a little counter pressure.
Is definitely the synchonious mechanism. This mechanism is meanwhile built in as a standard in good models. Although the ocupation safety and health administration (OSHA) does not yet make a request for this mechanism, in our opinion it should always be used.