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Ergonomic Chair Smack-Down: Herman Miller Aeron vs. Freedom Headrest by Humanscale

The Comfort Test The Herman Miller Aeron is made for a 8-12 hour workday. The modern worker will face health problems such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and carpel tunnel from their 8 hour workdays. The Aeron chair is a pioneer in ergonomics as it has implemented a revolutionary design using pellicle mesh which can surround your body with comfort while allowing you to move and distribute your weight in the most comfortable and healthy way. The Freedom Headrest by Humanscale was created to revolutionize the way people sit by using a "weight-sensitive recline and synchronously adjustable armrests."...Read More

A designer’s view of the Herman Miller Aeron then and now!

Written by Josh Li, Mechanical Engineering Student at University of Waterloo When the Aeron chair first entered the market, it was considered "disgusting" by the general public, it looked and functioned so differently, such a distant chance from the traditional, heavy, pillowed thrones people were accustomed to. Therefore the public rated it poorly and it was considered destined for failure. To truly understand its comforts, one must actually sit on an Aeron chair, which isn't very difficult as they occupy most offices spaces. Today it is the staple of ergonomic and comfortable office chairs. The chairs is highly adjustable, in...Read More

DESKercising: Losing Weight at Work

The biggest excuse for not going to the gym in the United States is work related. Here is a some great examples of a new method of keeping your body moving at work :  Welcome to DESKercising! 1) Sitting in your chair, lift one leg off the seat, extend it out straight, hold for 2 seconds, then lower your foot (just short of the floor) and hold for several seconds. Switch legs. Do each leg 15 times. 2) Do one-legged squats while holding on to your desk for support. This can be done when a file or webpage is being...Read More