The human body was designed to move...keep it moving.
Always make sure, while working, that your hips are above your knees.
Almost 40 years ago, ergonomic researchers determined that the load placed on the intervertebral discs in the lower back increased over 40% when a person went from a standing position to an upright sitting position. As someone begins to move into a sitting position, they raise their thigh into a position where the backside of the knee is at a 90 degree angle, thereby forcing the pelvis to rotate backwards and turn the tailbone under. This positioning of the pelvis, relative to the spine, starts stacking the intervertabral discs in a manner which places increased pressure on the discs, the nerves which radiate from the spinal cord outward to the lower part of the body, and the connective tissues in the lower back. This increased pressure has a significant potential to lead to cumulative trauma disorder, more commonly referred to as “back pain."
We firmly believe that ergonomics is not just some buzz word to be used in marketing brochures, but is the founding principal of all of our research and design projects.
We outpace our competition by multiples of ten when it comes to research on human/machine interaction when the user has to sit and lean forward to complete a task.