Get Muving

By Sklar Furnishings

Markets & Innovations

January 10, 2015

Muvman – sounds like an order to “get going” when in fact it is a wonderful new sit to stand seating solution.  The center post offers lateral motion and a thirteen inch height adjustment range. This low impact, subtle, intuitive motion makes sitting and standing healthy, dynamic and fun.  It is a great perching stool.

We have all heard about the study of ergonomics – the definition comes from the Greek word ergon meaning work, and nomoi meaning natural laws. It is the science of refining the design of products to optimize them for human use. Human characteristics, such as height, weight, and proportions are considered, as well as information about human hearing, sight, temperature preferences, and so on. Ergonomics is sometimes known as human factors engineering.

Computers and related products, such as computer desks and chairs, are frequently the focus of ergonomic design. A great number of people use these products for extended periods of time — such as the typical work day. If these products are poorly designed or improperly adjusted for human use, the person using them may suffer unnecessary fatigue, stress, and even injury.

Four health benefits from working in an “ergonomic” position are the following

  1. Longer life expectancy
  2. You burn more calories
  3. Improved posture and circulation
  4. increased energy and stress reduction.
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