What if there was a chair that eliminated the discomfort of long hours of sitting but also looked beautiful in your office? With Lifeform©, you can experience exactly that – a comfortable chair that never compromises when it comes to style.
Our striking advancements in the science of office ergonomics allow you to adjust your chair to several comfortable positions that support your whole body. With customization and personalization options, you can tailor your Lifeform chair to your personal taste. Customization, function and aesthetics result in one-of-a-kind chairs that feel great, and look great too.
Ergonomics, which is the science of how people work and involves creating safe, comfortable workspaces where people can be more productive. Lifeform© takes it a step further by customizing the chair to your unique Ergonomic needs, resulting in a chair that fits and supports your whole body and distributes weight evenly. Our solutions can prevent and alleviate back pain, neck stiffness, shoulder tension and body fatigue, leaving you with more energy.
A pilot has a cockpit designed for maximum efficiency and accessibility.
Your office workspace needs the same carefully designed and customized cockpit for injury prevention, comfort and productivity.
Keys to the Cockpit:
- Neutral Posture – described as the natural and relaxed position for the human body.
- Movement & Intuitive Engagement – adding regular movement into your routine.
- Seating Questions
- How many hours a day are you in a seated position?
- Are you feeling pain as the day progresses? If so, where is the pain (neck, wrists, low back, etc.)?
- What is it about your current chair that makes you feel a new one may be needed?
- Do both of your feet rest comfortably on the floor?
- Seating Recommendations (OSHA)
- Seat – The seat pan should be:
- Height and depth adjustable
- Padded with rounded “waterfall” edge
- Wide enough to accommodate the majority of hip sizes
- If the seat cannot be lowered (for example, if it would make the keyboard or monitor too high), use a footrest for stability
- Base – The chair should have:
- Strong, five-legged base for stability
- Casters appropriate for the flooring in workstation
- Back Rest – A back rest should have:
- Height adjustable lumbar support so it will fit the lower back
- Adjustments that allows user to recline at least 15 degrees from vertical
- Seat depth adjustment to allow users to sit with their backs against the back rest without the front edge of the seat pan contacting the back of the knee. (Particularly important if chair will have multiple users)
- Arm Rests – Arm rests should:
- Support most of the lower arm and allow the upper arm to remain close to the torso
- Support your arms without interfering with chair positioning
- Made of a soft material and have rounded edges
Lifeform meets and exceeds all of these recommendations!
Other Cockpit Questions:
Input Device Questions
- What kind of keyboard and mouse are you using now?
- Are you feeling pain? If so, where (neck, wrist, shoulders, etc.)?
- Which hand do you use for “mousing”?
- Consider your workstation, where are your keyboard and mouse positioned now
- Are you feeling pain in your neck or shoulders?
- Any problems with your vision or eye strain (dry eyes, blurry vision, headaches, etc.?)
- Do you wear bifocals, progressives or computer glasses?
- Consider your workstation, where is your monitor positioned now?
- Are you having problems with your vision or eye strain?
- Any glare on your computer screen?
- Are there windows near your work area?
- Are you currently using a desk lamp?
Desk/Work Surface Questions
- How are you spending most of your time at the desk (on phone, looking at computer, reading paperwork, etc.)?
- Are you feeling pain in your low back, neck or shoulders?
- Do you frequently reach for your phone, binders or other items throughout the day?
- Consider your workstation, how high is your desk?
Sedentary behaviour – which usually means sitting or lying down while awake – has been linked to a shorter lifespan and a wide range of medical problems. Studies show any time you get moving, you’re improving your chances for good health.