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High Backed Chairs.

The prevention of back pain when you lean back.
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Everyone enjoys leaning back in their chairs and the danger of injury has long since been remover thanks to Thomas Edison/Homer Simpson but one problem still remains: Back Pain. Low backed chairs dig uncomfortably into the middle of the spine and destroys the joys of “leaning back”. That is why I propose high backed chairs. I know that some high backed chairs are already available, but these are mostly ornate heavy pieces of furniture or ludicrously expensive postmodern chairs which are incredibly uncomfortable. What I propose are chairs like the ones you would get when you were in first school. These were fine until you realised that you are no longer 3 feet tall and that the back of the chair is only half way up your back. Most schools and colleges are not provided with the option of chairs like this, as the high backed chairs I already mentioned aren’t practical. I propose the creation of the Uber chair. A high backed chair made of crude plastics (like school chairs) with the addition of 2 extra legs, which would then be mass-produced. This would give schools and colleges the opportunity to buy a chair comfortable and perfect for leaning back in.

The poor man’s recliner.

talen, Dec 11 2002

(?) The Uber Chair http://www.hermanmi...a10-c440-p8,00.html
talen: you are a whole dot-com bubble late to the game. [dalek, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(?) Steelcase Leap http://www.steelcas...rformance&LINE_ID=6
12 Dec 02 | Another chair along the lines of the Aeron. [bristolz, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(?) Typical selection http://www.allschoo...com/24serchair.html
Note the greatest distance from seat platform (18") to top (30") is 12" [thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       So that's where the back pain started!
thumbwax, Dec 11 2002

       The chairs from first school which I mentioned are the cheap, hard plastic/wood chairs roughly 1foot and 6inches from the ground with backs of approximately 1”6’-2” high.   

       On the subject of the chair which Dalek mentioned in his link; yes this chair is very “Uber” but the price is probably quit high, I’m thinking more along the lines of a cheaper entirely plastic chair which would be affordable to schools and colleges.   

       [Waugsqueke] There wouldn’t be any advantage over a normal office chair it’s just that chairs like those aren’t found in schools, as they’re too expensive. The idea is designed to help teenage and university students rather than office workers. And you got the position of the extra legs bang on, just where Homer put them, except his were on hinges.
talen, Dec 11 2002

       These certainly exist, as I've sat in some, although I've never found mass-produced hard form chairs in the least bit comfortable. I can't find any pictures on the Web, though. Per jutta's comment on another idea, I think this is a "me-too" idea. The chairs exist, you are just unfortunate that your school doesn't purchase them.
dalek, Dec 11 2002

       At my university, there are these really nifty chairs in the computer lab. They are crafted of wood and have 2 runner-like legs going from back to front. The nifty part is that they have 2 angled flat areas on each(four all together, with 2 in front side by side and 2 in back side by side) that are approximately 8 inches long. This allows the individual sitting in the chair to sit normally, shift their weight to the front of the seat causing the whole chair to lean forward, or to lean backward. All the while keeping the chair in a position where the back is supported.
waxingpoetic, Dec 11 2002

       Typically, for *4th Grade to Adult* the seat backs are 12" higher than the seat platform. That's too damn low. See link.
thumbwax, Dec 11 2002


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