Recommending Ergonomic Products

People keep asking me to come up with a list of “ergonomic” products that I like and that I recommend to my clients. Here are some of my concerns:

One needs to keep in mind that thinking you need to purchase a new chair to help your back issue may not be the correct direction. Maybe you are keying too high and really need to lower your keying surface, then you can sit back in your current chair and really do not need to purchase a new chair.

As Alan Hedge a professor at Cornell University said in a recent lecture I went to: There is relatively little systematic evidence of increase productivity in piecemeal ergonomics.

You have to look at the whole picture, ergonomics looks at the whole picture, not just a part of the picture. That is why it is preferable for you, dear reader, to get a professional ergonomic assessment, where in your entire workstation can be evaluated.

With that said, I have started to add links to some of the products that I do regularly recommend in the Blog Roll.

San Francisco Bay Area Ergonomist
Serafine Janice Lilien, ergoarts
Call me directly at: 650-224-7294

3 Responses to “Recommending Ergonomic Products”

  1. Dan Says:

    I saw the same lecture.
    I like to say that if you don’t work correctly, that expensive ergonomic chair you just bought might just as well be a VERY expensive rock!

    Dan- sitbetter

  2. Serafine Says:

    I agree 100% Dan. Did you come up from Southern CA for the lecture?

  3. Serafine Says:

    This holds true throughout – getting products that you actually need and that will work for your particular situation.

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