From work posture to thinking posture, effective creative thinking needs not only a relaxed and comfortable brain but also a relaxed, comfortable body.
What is the most comfortable work posture now that many of us are spending more of our time working at a computer?
Human body engineering research provides an answer to that question with the relaxed working style achieved by the utterly unique "low-seat, rear tilt" concept.
An all new seating style for intelligent and creative thinking from Okamura, "low seat, rear-tilt" is the style for professionals who are the business world's next generation of movers and shakers.
The low-seat, rear-tilt posture is the result of doing research on how people actually work in front of computers.
Okamura’s exclusively developed low-seat, rear-tilt posture places the seat in a low position and sharply tilts the body back to reduces stress on the body even when working several hours before a computer.
Since this posture was developed based on research on how people actually work in front of computers it provides comfort that past posture systems were unable to achieve.
The low-seat, rear-tilt concept was formulated through collaborative research with human body engineering advocate and Keio University Department of Science and Technology Professor Nobutoshi Yamazaki.
The low-seat, rear-tilt posture is the result of accumulated experiments using chairs, desks and other equipment in a variety of shapes.
In an article on the BBC's website in 2006, 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.". The Okamura Cruise Workstation chair can recline to 113 degrees.
The low-seat, rear-tilt posture keeps the body relaxed and makes it possible to concentrate many more hours compared to sitting in other chairs. Compared to the upright sitting posture, the low-seat, rear-tilt is a major step forward.
The changes that occur in the body also clearly show the reduced stress achieved by the low-seat, rear-tilt posture.
The dispersion of pressure received from the back and the seat of the ergonomic office chair means that the body is supported over a wider area.
Reduced leg swelling is a result of bringing the height of the heart and legs closer together so that blood circulates more easily.
|Boxed Weight||Main table top: 26kg
Sub table top: 7kg
Cruise chair: 24.3kg
|Box Dimension||Main table top: 120cm x 103cm x 17cm
Sub table top: 112cm x 43cm x 6cm
Legs: 5cm x 83cm x 62cm
Cruise chair: 79cm x 72cm x 93cm