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Office chair for slouchers
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I enjoy slouching while at my desk. I enjoy stretching out until my body is straight. I don't think that this is necessarily bad posture. My chair just does not adapt to my different body position. Ergonomic describes a device that conforms to the human body, not the other way around.

I would like an office chair that has a lumbar support that slides forward and tilts back by moving a single lever. The lumbar support would still support my lower back, and encourage a natural lumbar curve. It doesn't slide so far forward that it pushes you right off the seat. Move the lever to the opposite position, and the chair returns to the bolt-upright, 'proper' sitting position. There is also a headrest/neck support for resting the head, or supporting the neck.

A Slouchair (pronounced "slouch-er") allows me to change my body position (benefitting circulation, body flexibility, etc.) without getting up.

xrayTed, Jan 05 2004

Computer Chair http://www.robotics.com/chair/
This one looks like its gotten plenty of traffic. I'm not sure I'd let my coworkers see me in it. [Laughs Last, Oct 04 2004]

Swingseat http://www.swingseat.com/
This is closer to what you are asking for. [Laughs Last, Oct 04 2004]


       But I need Crouchair, that gives lumbar support when I'm in the fetal position: upside down with my knees near my chin.
FarmerJohn, Jan 05 2004

       A Slouchair is no bigger than a regular office chair. It just has a mechanism on the back to move the lumbar support.

       It may be that your outstretched legs will not fit under your desk. You might need a larger desk, or larger office.
xrayTed, Jan 05 2004

       Whichever is least painful.
xrayTed, Jan 05 2004

       Perhaps you can adapt it from an automobile seat. The better ones have all kinds of height, tilt etc. adjustments. Some can even store settings for different users. An office chair could have a Bluetooth interface to your computer for easier adjustment. Click on the controls in an image and drag until it feels good, then hit "save" for future use.   

       Will be fun to watch if Windows goes nuts and your chair folds up with you inside.
kbecker, Jan 05 2004

       //Perhaps you can adapt it from an automobile seat//   

       this can be a very comfortable method. when i worked in a car parts shop, we had a terrible chair out back. it fell apart fairly frequently. a kindly traveling manager took pity on us and swiped us a recaro on an office chair base from the warehouse. the warehouse lads weren't chuffed.
stilgar, May 16 2004


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