We firmly believe that ergonomics is not just some buzz word to be used in marketing brochures, but is the founding principal of all of our research and design projects.
Ergonomic researchers determined that the load placed on the inter vertebral discs in the lower back increased over 40% when a person went from a standing position to an upright sitting position. As someone begins to move into a sitting position, they raise their thigh into a position where the backside of the knee is at a 90 degree angle, thereby forcing the pelvis to rotate backwards and turn the tailbone under.
This positioning of the pelvis, relative to the spine, starts stacking the intervertabral discs in a manner which places increased pressure on the discs, the nerves which radiate from the spinal cord outward to the lower part of the body, and the connective tissues in the lower back. This increased pressure has a significant potential to lead to cumulative trauma disorder, more commonly referred to as “back pain.”
We outpace our competition
By multiples of ten when it comes to research on human/machine interaction when the user has to sit and lean forward to complete a task.
Engineering that fits the human body rather than designing just to have something new, is critical to moving the benchmark higher when it comes to designing new components and stool designs.
Our process of kaizen,
The continuous improvement of our products, keeps us many steps ahead of our competition, allowing us to provide a greater return on investment to our distributor partners and more value for our customers.
One size does not fit all
We pioneered the concept of the “Goldilocks Philosophy” to encourage everyone to understand that “one size does not fit all.” Just as everyone cannot wear the same size pants, nor can they use the same size sitting tool, a stool. Maximum performance, as well as maximizing your health, requires a size which fits you for your height, weight, body type, and specialized function.