An account of the bio-mechanic (ergonomic) factors, associated with prolonged sitting, accounting for mechanical spinal pathology (Backache, LBP, IVDisc pathology, CTD) and options for their remediation.
- Although intended as a resource for the design of work chairs, it represents some essential reading for designers of ergonomic chairs and manufacturers of retail office chairs if they wish to improve the ‘ergonomics’ of their models with overwhelming health selling points.
- Office managers should consult this blog as a resource. It is also very relevant to Interior designers and architects involved with office design and not forgetting the ‘end user’ who has the ultimate benefit .
The scientific evidence identified adverse effects which occur with conventional prolonged mid-upright sitting. The big story here, however, is that it was found that a reclined mode is the only position that avoids all the adverse effects of conventional prolonged upright sitting. For a reclined office work-chair to be practical a number of requirements are essential. These have been covered in the The 2 TILT CONCEPT (Now designated 3M & 4M) which was tested for practicality in the Cambridge MfI department. Although originally considered outlandish, recently design is now moving in this direction. The FUTURE is GOING THE 2T (4M) WAY→
This work can also act as a template to evaluate the ergonomic efficiency of any chair. (→Various chairs. How do they measure up?).
NAVIGATION. The Layout Arrangement of this work.
This is indicated in the top menu↑.All post are shown in the menu on the right→. For more detail see → NAVIGATION. To use this work
- OFFICE STRESS & Backache→
- ☛ Jukes. Managing the Ergonomics →
- ☛ PRODUCTIVITY AND WORKPLACE STRESSORS→ (Article published in EurOhs, European Occupational Health and Safety Journal, Dec 2002.by Dr HA Sanford)
- ☛ HAS, on ☛ Office health (& RSI)→ Only a lighthearted account.
- ☛ The OFFICE 2 Tilt chair →
- ☛ 4M OFFICE WORK-STATION→
- ☛ SLEEP & productivity→.