ergonomics

Gorgeous School Furniture That Teaches Kids Good Posture

Turns out sitting hunched over a desk for eight hours a day isn’t all that great for a kid’s posture, and the spinal contortions needed to lean over a flat desk certainly do nothing for a student’s ability to focus on the day’s lessons. However, this rolling chair from Dublin-based industrial design firm Perch aims to keep kids upright, comfortable and engaged through the magic of deforming plastic.


Steelcase Gesture: A Smartphone-Friendly Office Chair

Finally acknowledging that very few people actually sit in an office chair the way it was designed to be used, Steelcase has created a new chair that caters to all the wacky poses we strike when using various devices. So while the new Gesture can still be used with a traditional keyboard and monitor setup, it’s also just as comfy for use with phones and tablets too.


Is ThinkPad's New Keyboard Better Or Worse?

Lenovo ThinkPads have a strong, almost cult-like following for good reason. This sturdy, high-performance line of business notebooks has long set the gold standard for keyboard quality, with fantastic tactile feedback, great key layouts and slightly convex keys that are easy to find by feel. So when the company ditched the classic keyboard for a new island-style unit on its entire 2012 lineup, many ThinkPad fans were understandably concerned.


This Adjustable Chair Keeps Musicians Comfy During Long Concerts

A push for better ergonomics has vastly improved office chairs, so interior design professor David Brothers took those same ideologies and created a better chair for musicians. Not only does it improve posture, but it also helps improve performance.


Is Sitting And Standing Really The Future Of Workplace Comfort?

After designing footwear for several years, Martin Keen decided that he could apply the same knowledge he used to create comfortable shoes to furniture, resulting in an unorthodox workstation that has users sitting and standing at the same time.


Posture-Detecting Monitor Will Nag You If You Slouch

You spend your whole day staring at your monitor, but would it freak you out if your monitor was staring back at you? Phillips’ new ErgoSensor display keeps an eye on your posture and provides suggestions on how you should sit to keep your back and eyes healthy.


How To Ergonomically Optimise Your Workspace

We spend a lot of time sitting at our desks every day, and while it may not look like it, it can wreak havoc with out bodies. Here’s how to set up a healthy, ergonomic workspace to keep you comfortable and injury-free.


This Wobbling Office Chair Will Annoy You Into A Tighter Body

Many work with a heavy slouch – and while this may be comfortable and give you a nonchalant cool dude vibe, it’s wrecking your back. The Wigli forces you to work your butt off (lest you fall onto it).


Stylish But Pricey Way To Use Apple Keyboards, Magic Trackpads

The idea behind this silver shelf is that it’s a more ergonomic keyboard and Magic Trackpad setup. You simply plonk a wireless Bluetooth keyboard and Magic trackpad in the tray, and due to its shape your wrists feel happier. Simple.


Storied Chair Designer Invents A New Crutch

Jeff Weber spotted a design rarity: The market opportunity is massive, and the products out there are terrible.