December 11, 2020
Comparative analysis of office chairs with different postures
Autors: Levente Denes, Balazs Bencsik, Ede Balint, Reka Maria Antal
Abstract: The paper presents a comparative study of five, highly rated office chairs considering the ergonomic, structural construction, functionality, body pressure distribution aspects. During the investigation adjustability to the users dimensions, the physiological advantages of the postures the chairs provide, the comfort of sitting, the quality of execution were considered also. The compared chairs provided diverse sitting postures focusing on certain comfort aspects from elastic support (Aeron) to active seating (Spinalis), from balancing structure (Thatsit) to upright seating position (Salli) and posture monitoring (Axia Smart). The structural analysis of the chairs revealed the significant differences in adjustability, there were chairs with very complex structure, multiple adjustable parts, while others showed a simple but efficient construction. The results of the body pressure distribution analysis demonstrated the differences in peak pressures, contact areas between chair types, seating postures and subjects body build.
This paper is supported by Competitivness Operational Program 2014-2020 Priority Axis 1 – Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RDI) in support of Economic Competitiveness and Business Development Action 1.1.1 – Large CD Infrastructures, Project title: “Transylvanian Furniture Cluster – an innovative cluster of European interest”.
Published by PRO LIGNO online ISSN 2069-7430, ISSN-L 1841-4737 and on print Vol. 15, no 4, 2019, pp. 394-399.