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  • #36410

    [private user]
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    Hi all

     

    I have to spend a long time in front of a computer.

     

    My back suffers from it.

    I am thinking about buying a chair that looks like this one on the picture.

     

    The idea here is to relieve the gravity on the back.

     

    Have any thoughts on this issue?

    What are the best chairs?

    Where can i find these reclined chairs adapted fo computer working?

     

    Thanks in advance :)

    #40962

    gmaurits
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    Hi LuisLuis

     

    I must say that zero gravity chair is unique for sure. I can see having something like that for a home office or such. Not sure too many companies would approve of workers in that form of position. If you are having such problems with your back I would suggest that you have a trained ergonomist come in and do an assessment on your chair and workstation. He/she would be able to suggest some good ideas that would help your situation. Ther are countless ergonomic chairs out on the market and I am sure one can be found to aid you with your back discomfort.

    Good Luck with your search.

    #40966

    GCWesq
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    Nice idea, but I don't think it passes. You would continually have your head turned or turning to the left (not good), and it looks like you would have to keep your arms elevated to type, and you would be looking at the keyboard at an angle from below. And where does the mouse go? … And what about hard copy documents, if you use them? Where would you put them?

    I'm not sure if these issues have been thought about by the manufacturer, but you at least need to be asking these sorts of questions. 

    #40970

    williamson01
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    It is a nice looking chair, but it doesn't really solve the problem. Yes, it supports you in a good posture, but it does nothing for your core muscle groups which support your spine. In fact it could well add to any muscsle atrophy if it encourages you to stay semi-motionless for long periods. A good ergonomic posture looks great on a product ad, but maintaining ANY static posture for long periods is not good for you.  If you have a specific back condition you should contact a medical specialist. But for most regular back issues you need a good quality chair with good support but if you want to solve your problem in the long term you need to consider changes to your work schedule and take regular excercise breaks concerntrating on your core muscles to support your spine and improve blood flow.

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