The key to reducing workplace back problems from poor seating. Humans aren’t built to sit still, we’re fluid, dynamic, constantly in-motion. The office chair you occupy should move with you, encourage and support your movement, whilst keeping you comfortable and supported when you are sitting. This is the philosophy behind Buro’s new generation design principle – ‘dynamic intelligence’; a concept developed and introduced by Dr. Andrew Wilson, osteopath and ergonomist, which allows your chair to support natural movement around optimum body postures and self-adjusts for body weight and size. So when you move, it adjusts, subtly, to maintain optimum position for you and preventing poor posture, which for Dr Wilson, is key.
Ergonomics research has shown that providing an ergonomic chair and training people in good sitting posture can reduce pain and symptoms, and lead to increased productivity.
Dynamic intelligence represents the latest advances in chair design, but the concepts behind it govern the design of every Buro chair.
Achieving ‘optimum posture’ by providing lumbar support and sufficient seat adjustment to ensure the thighs are higher than the knees is critical to delivering a better seat. As is the provision of a ‘dished’ seat with a generous ‘waterfall’ edge and high-density foam to reduce pressure points.
A badly designed seat will increase fatigue, lead to poor concentration and increase the likelihood of joint strain and muscle fatigue. If it’s a habitual problem it can lead to long-term health issues with an inevitable impact on productivity.
According to Buro’s ergonomic specialist, Dr Andrew Wilson;
“Ergonomics research has shown that providing an ergonomic chair and training people in good sitting posture can reduce pain and symptoms, and lead to increased productivity. Additional research has also shown that providing a dynamic seat that allows a forward tilt sitting position can reduce lower back pain.”
Dr. Wilson works with Buro to bring knowledge and confidence to the decision-making process; helping to inform our clients and ensuring that our seating portfolio continues to be world class.
Discover more about our range of ergonomically excellent chairs and finding the right chair that can help you reduce workplace back problems.
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