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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:38 AM
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Zero Gravity - Awesome ergonomic computer stations and other furniture.
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 07:55 AM by Dover
Is your computer use detrimental to your health? If so, often it is a result of poor work habits (too few breaks/exercise) and the wrong furnishings.

So I've been looking into a better office/computer setup that would improve comfort while relieving
physical stress and ran across this great site (ergoblog.com) that addressed these needs.
I haven't tried this particular workstation but it sure looks as though it takes all the proper considerations into account for good ergonomic working positions, etc. Whether you have an injury, disability, work long hours at the computer or are just looking for a cool looking compact, multi-function work station for gaming, etc, check out the iClubby as well as go to the ergoblog.com website for more options and reviews. I've also included some other ergonomic workstations and furnishings I ran across. I'm guessing we'll only see more and more of these sorts of solutions as the physical issues arising from computer use continue to surface. And if you've found something that you'd recommend please share it.

iClubby - You have to visit their website to get a good look at this one.

Desks were designed before computers existed and they have largely dictated the way we configure our working environment. A lot of journalists are viewing the new Gravitonus iClubby as a workstation for gamers, but in my mind, its a lot more than that. Perhaps its time to reappraise exactly what a workstation should look like, because after trying it at CES, I want one, and I only spend a very small proportion of my time gaming. The fully ergonomic seating position, three screens, the sound system and lighting and temperature controls makes it the ideal high productivity workstation for anyone who spends long hours slaving over a hot keyboard . At $7000 it isnt cheap, but its VERY comfortable, and I suspect the increased productivity afforded by the comfort and increased concentration would yield an ROI measured in months, not years, and theres no price you can put on a bad back and aching shoulders.


http://gravitonus.com/lang/en-us/index/iclubbyworkstati... /

http://www.ergoblog.com/ergonomic_computer_chairsworkst... /

Pics -
http://www.gizmag.com/hands-on-with-the-gravitonus-iclu... /

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Zero-Gee Workstation


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The Surf Chair


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And this is a great company from Norway called Varier. I believe they used to make some products under the name Stokke (who still makes awesome baby furniture/strollers). They have a nice, albeit pricey, selection of ergonomic office furniture as well as household furnishings. My favorite all around, do everything chair is the Gravity Balans pictured below. It has three positons - recline, upright and forward kneeling:

http://www.varierfurniture.com /
http://www.varierfurniture.com/Collections/Human-instru...
U.S. Distributor - http://www.ergodepot.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode...




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And of course Relax The Back store has some incredible new anti-gravity chairs, as does Human Touch:

http://www.relaxtheback.com/recliners/zero-gravity.html
http://www.humantouch.com/perfect-chairs.html



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On a budget? Wanna take it with you?
How about one of these (comes in different fabrics for interior or exterior models - mesh, padded, or leather).
Many brands in this category. Here are two - Lafuma and also Faulkner:

http://www.amazon.com/Faulkner-40588-Executive-Recliner...
http://www.lafumafurniture.com/home.jsp?gclid=CJXb8dS72...








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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:48 AM
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1. Oh my.....

that looks DIVINE!

Wow.....I could sure use one of those.

:hi:

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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:57 AM
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2. Amen!
:hi:
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:28 AM
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3. i was just thinking that my recliner is nearing it's end . . . eom
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