Ergonomic is a word that is becoming ever more popular within the office furniture industry and it is easy to see why. We as a nation are working longer hours during the day and are spending large amounts of that time, sitting in a sedentary position, with often a bad posture.
Ergonomic office chairs with comfort in mind
It was during the 1950s that the scientific basis for ergonomics was developed. It was around this time that many factory workers found themselves with injuries and pain that was due to repetitive movements being frequently made. This then transferred to injuries sustained by office workers in the 1970s and 80s as the computer became the focal point of many people's working day. New styles of injuries and repetitive strain pains became the issue as employees began to complain of aches.
The furniture industry was quick to pick up on these complaints and manufacturers had to advance to keep up with demands for furniture that could support long working hours. The first ergonomic chair was a basic one in comparison to the ones seen today, being designed by a German designer, Wilfred Dauphin, being a basic chair that had an adjustable back and seat height. Dauphin and his wife then founded their own company and created the first truly ergonomic chair which later spread throughout Europe and then the USA.
Since Dauphin there has been a surge of research regarding ergonomics. Researchers have found a number of ways to support the human body through long hours of repetitive work and from this stemmed an extensive range of ergonomic furniture including desks as well as seating.
In this section you can find many of the modern styles of ergonomic swivel chairs that have been designed since Dauphins first blueprint. It is important as an employer to maintain the health of your staff as this in turn benefits the office as a whole. Since ergonomics was founded work related injuries have decreased thus boosting maintaining the health of the staff and in turn boosting the morale of the office.
For more information on ergonomics please contact our sales team who will be happy to help with any questions you may have. We provide a free delivery service to any UK mainland addresses as standard with all our ergonomic office furniture. You can buy ergonomic chairs for your office with confidence from Office Reality, one of the leading UK suppliers of office furniture.