Ergonomics - Haworth solutions
The basic requirement of a healthy sitting position is to have a chair construction that supports the user's body in all critical areas while at the same time stimulating movement. The extent to which the chair can be adapted to the user's individual requirements is particularly important.
Haworth's Comforto 89 is the ideal product for meeting these requirements. The extensive adjustment ranges of the seat height, the counter-pressure of both back rest and lumbar support, the variable seat depth and inclination and variable arm position and width leave nothing to be desired. Compliance with the European standard EN ISO 7250 is assured and the chair system is perfectly equipped to cope with the great variation in the physical dimensions of the working population.
A Better Seat with AIR*GO*PUR
Virtually the entire weight of the upper torso acts on the seat bone. When sitting for long periods, pressure increases, as does the level of tension in the buttocks and pelvis. This leads to discomfort and pain. Moreover, the activity of the blood vessels is affected, which can lead to low back pain syndrome. The vein occlusion in the spinal cord canal leads to pressure on the nerve ends and branches in the area of the loins. Sitting soon becomes a painful matter.
The AIR*GO*PUR seat integrated into Haworth office chairs promote optimal pressure relief. A two-chamber cushion filled with air serves to animate the user to shift his weight by performing light rocking movements in the area of the pelvis. This is transmitted through to the lumbar vertebrae, promoting blood circulation and stimulating the metabolism. In addition, the visco-elastic foam relieves pressure and traces the user's body contours with elastic points. The combination of these innovative technologies is setting new standards in sitting comfort.
The Better Alternative - Standing and Sitting Workplaces
As mentioned above, there is no posture that can be considered the right one all of the time. This realisation has led to the creation of standing and sitting workplaces, as the logical development of dynamic sitting. The electronically operated desk top can be set at will by the user to suit any changes in posture or position. Whether you are writing, talking on the telephone, or having a discussion with colleagues, a frequent change in position is possible and indeed recommended. This prevents excessive stress on certain parts of the body. Moreover, the feeling of being in charge of one's position helps to relax one's attitude to the work at hand.
The additional cost of creating such workspaces is surprisingly low compared with the cost of covering absenteeism due to illness. The balance sheet shows that they pay for themselves within a very short space of time. Haworth supplies desks whose electric height adjustment mechanism alone creates ideal working conditions to suit the wishes of the user. An adjustment range of 66 to 118 cm is sure to cover the extreme differences in the needs of various body sizes, thereby ensuring ergonomic support in every position.