What to Look for in a Chair
A chair equipped with the following adjustable features can be fitted to most users:
- Height adjustment
- Arm rests height and lateral adjustments
- Back rest/lumbar support adjustments
- Seat pan depth and tilt adjustments
Adjusting Your Chair
To adjust your chair:
- Start with you feet flat on the floor.
- The height should be adjusted so your knees are parallel or slightly lower than your hips.
- The angle between your torso and thighs should be between 90 and 110 degrees.
- The seat pan should be level or slope slightly downward, with a minimum of two fingers width between the seat pan and the back of the knees.
- The back rest angle should slightly recline and support the lumbar region.
- Arm rests need to be slightly wider than shoulder width apart and comfortably support the arms.
Purchasing a New Chair
If you are interested in purchasing a new chair it is vital you find one that best fits you and your workstation. To assure a chair will meet your needs; University Stores has several models for you to try in their showroom. University Stores will deliver trial chairs to your office for you to use for a week so you can determine if the chair will work for you. Contact University Stores at 335-4592 or visit their showroom.
Additional resources include: Ergogenesis body built chairs,