Many of us spend 40 hours a week at our desks, and even more time on our computers at home. Aside from posture issues, our work environments can contribute to other surprising ailments as well. Spending so much time on the computer and on my phone has actually caused me to develop carpal tunnel, which makes typing hurt from time to time. My eyes are also super sensitive, and staring at bright screens only makes them worse, so I’ve started wearing glasses that block blue light to protect them.
If you’re also experiencing discomfort from sitting at your desk, making small additions to your workspace — like standing desks, the right chair, or even a laptop stand — can help make your desk feel like a place you want to be.
With the Chillo Baggins Inflatable Lounger, you can enjoy the great outdoors anytime, anywhere; it requires no external pump and is the perfect substitute for folding chairs, bean bags, hammocks, blow up chairs, picnic blankets and pool floats. It won’t leave you blue in the face from trying to blow it up. Simply unfold, scoop air into it and roll and buckle. Elastic loops allow you to anchor your lounger to solid ground in the windiest conditions.
Be the hit of the meteor shower party in the NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury. Its supportive headrest ensures you won’t get a crick in your neck as you lean back, swing and marvel at the night sky. Suspended on the included poles, the chair swings smoothly and gently no matter how rocky, sandy or uneven the ground is below. It’s like a rocking chair and a hammock had a child perfectly built for camp life. A supportive headrest lets you really enjoy the view without craning or straining your neck, and when you sit up the back shifts to support a more upright position. Oh, and the armrests are padded, too.
"Most comfortable camp chair I’ve ever sat in. Can sit up or recline almost like a hammock. Very innovative design for a common product no one else is making real effort to improve. "
A German startup called Noonee, in collaboration with Swiss design consulting firm Sapetti, have devised a seating apparatus that isn’t your traditional chair. They have developed an ergonomic, wearable “chair” that is designed to allow an individual to sit wherever and whenever they feel the need to rest. The chair is made of engineering plastics like polyamide, and attaches to the leg via a series of straps which automatically locks in place when a button at the top of the leg is pressed. Workers wearing the apparatus can then rest when needed while remaining the a convenient position for continuing the task at hand.
The ‘Chairless Chair’ has the potential to be applied to any industry that requires the workers to stand for long periods, but where a conventional chair would be an impediment. The most obvious example would be assembly line work or production lines, such as those for the automobile industry. By helping to assuage worker fatigue, the tool could increase efficiency while decreasing the likelihood of injury