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Sitting up straight is bad for your back...

by Back2

Posted on 14th November 2013

Okamura Cruise Chair Recline AnglesA study carried out at an Aberdeen hospital in 2006 suggested that sitting up straight is not the best position for office workers.

This was not news to us or to Japanese company Okamura which makes the amazing Cruise Workstation. Okamura's low-seat, a rear-tilt concept was formulated through collaborative research with human body engineering advocate and Keio University Department of Science and Technology Professor Nobutoshi Yamazaki.

In an article about the study on the BBC's website, Levent Caglar from the charity BackCare is quoted as saying "As to what is the best angle between thigh and torso when seated, reclining at 135 degrees can make sitting more difficult as there is a tendency to slide off the seat: 120 degrees or less may be better."
Caglar is better known to us as an ergonomist at FIRA. He was previously quoted in newdesign magazine in support of Okamura's arguments. You can see a link to a PDF of this article on our Cruise Workstation page

The Okamura Cruise Workstation chair can recline to 113 degrees.

You can try the Cruise Workstation for yourself. Call us for availability and see our Cruise Workstation pageĀ here.

Posted in and tagged Desks, ergonomic advice, Ergonomic office chairs, Ergonomics, Okamura on 14th November 2013 by Back2.