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Forced Posture Chair

A chair to force you into the right posture
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I have some trouble with backache from sitting in office chairs for extended periods. There are lots of different chair designs that claim to promote a good posture to minimise any discomfort, but I find that when I sit in these I start to slouch after a while, without even realising what I am doing, and any positive effect of the seat is lost.

Why not design a seat with a harness which keeps the user positioned in the optimum position to avoid back pains. This would ensure that I maintained the correct posture, and minimise my discomfort.

suctionpad, Jul 18 2003

Seat with harnesses http://www.richard....t.co.uk/echair2.jpg
It even has an option to give you electric shocks if you slump. Or maybe that's not an option... [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       Those silly "back chairs" which were around a while ago claimed to do this. Perhaps a more reliable method would be to have someone like [po] or [blissmiss] standing behind you and slapping you on the head every time you slouch.
angel, Jul 18 2003

       (Chair speaketh thusly)   

       Stop slouching   

       Stop slouching   

       Stop slouching   

       (like that?)
thumbwax, Jul 18 2003

       Friend of mine had a similar problem. Her chiropracter had her wear a "forced posture" corset. Gave her quite a bit of relief, actually.
saker, Jul 18 2003

       OK, but what about her posture?
egbert, Jul 18 2003

       Or a suctionpad on the front? I'd straighten up really quick.
FarmerJohn, Jul 18 2003

       I think the suctionpad should be user-adjustable. Nobody wants a stationary suctionpad.
DeathNinja, Jul 18 2003

       I'm not sure a suctionpad would provide enough suction to hold an entire person up, unless you had a super-smooth surface for it to attach to, and some form of auto-lubrication system.   

       Or is everyone just being crude...   

       Perhaps auto-lubrication on [FarmerJohn]'s suctionpad would be a plus
suctionpad, Jul 18 2003


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