Ergonomics in the Home

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Ergonomics in the Home

Ergonomic furniture plays a huge role in office fit outs in today’s work environment.  With thousands of dollars being paid in workers compensation suits that resulted from poorly made chairs and desks, businesses are now embracing ergonomic models. But what about our homes? Considering the amount of time spend sitting in front of PC’s, TV’s and other electronic equipment at home, it is just as important that we look for ergonomic furniture that will not contribute to poor sitting habits.

Here are some helpful tips for creating an ergonomic living environment.

  1. When looking for the right furniture ensure you sit on chairs and sofas the way you would at home before you purchase them. Make sure that your feet can touch the floor when sitting in your typical position. Lie on a sofa if that is how you use it.
  2. Look for lumbar support in your seating. A second lower cushion or a stiff bowed out back on a seat can provide good support while you sit in your living room. At minimum buy one good ergonomic chair for yourself and your family members.
  3. Check the reach to side tables with the sofa and chairs you are buying. Move them around in store if they are not near your seating. You want to easily reach your drink or the remote while sitting. Some end tables are too short for the sofa arms, making you bend your back out of shape. This position will prove unhealthy over a long period of time.
  4. Purchase matching ottomans if you do not have an ergonomic recliner in which to sit. A footstool or ottoman will help to take pressure off the backs of your legs, one of the first places to feel the effects of poorly fitting furniture.
  5. It is a great idea to take the whole family with you to shop. If that isn’t possible then at least consider the various sizes of your family members when you choose your living room furniture. Sofas with built-in recliners can be a good way to accommodate different heights and sizes.
  6. When positioning TV/PC screens ensure they are at the right height for eye focus so there is no strain.  TV’s should be wall mounted or standing in a position that is comfortable for all people to watch so you head and neck do not feel strain. You can also optin for TV lifts to adjust height at the position you want to.
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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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Andrew Pieterse 14/06/24

Great service and really quick shipping. It is great to know that you are getting quality parts from a Scandinavian manufacturer with your standing desk purchase rather than the cheap knock off stuff you get from other major brands. Reasonably priced for the quality too!

Janette Clarke 20/05/24

Guy was very accommodating with meeting him at a time that suited me. He assembled the desk prior to me collecting so I only had to carry it inside with help (it's pretty heavy). The desk is great, the storage racks underneath with the 6 x built in powerpoints was worth the extra money. I have a functioning & tidy workplace.
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Jennifer Fadriquela 23/03/24

I purchased an EDesk this month from Ergomotion, and it was a remarkably smooth transaction. Guy was eager to answer all my questions before my purchase. As a first-time buyer of a standing desk, I truly appreciated how he addressed my queries with thorough details and provided options within my budget.

The delivery process was also smooth, despite a slight delay in the ETA. Guy ensured I received all necessary updates from the courier/removalist.

I've been using the desk for a couple of weeks now and I'm satisfied with it. It's sturdy on all height adjustments and the motor works as expected. I also like oak finish because it's clean-looking and suits my room setup.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I'll definitely recommend Ergomotion to someone looking for their desk needs.

Josh Oliver 04/02/24

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Michael Cheung 18/01/24

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Chris Wu 06/11/23

I purchased the edesk from Guy at Ergomotion. Guy was a pleasure to deal with and the desk arrived the next day. Guy was highly knowledgeable on the desk and provided very prompt support on the installation. I can highly recommend Ergomotion.