A computer or laptop is in every house today, in some families there is a gadget for every household. For them, they buy special tables with a sliding keyboard, spend a few hours a day at the monitor. This is not a special ergonomic computer chair, but an ordinary kitchen or office chair. As a result, many complain about back problems, cervical chondrosis, swelling of the legs, and in children and adolescents there is a curvature of the spine.
All this can be avoided, and there is no need to refuse to use a computer or significantly shorten the working time behind it. It is enough to buy a specially designed comfortable chair, the design of which will significantly reduce fatigue. Manufacturers offer a variety of models that can easily fit into the interior of your room. It remains only to choose a chair, the most convenient, practical and comfortable.
Features of a computer chair
Many people think that a standard office chair is perfect for working with a computer. This is true if you sit behind the monitor for a couple of hours a day, distracting regularly on trips to neighboring offices, talking with clients or partners. The computer and office chairs have common design features: the presence of a pneumatic cartridge, a stable frame with wheels that leave no traces on the linoleum or laminate. This coincidence ends and important differences begin. The computer chair has the following features that positively influence ergonomics:
- the presence of a headrest - this part allows you to relieve tension from the cervical spine, eliminating the appearance in the future of painful and painful chondrosis;
- mechanism for changing the angle of the back and seat - allows the chair to adjust to the position of its owner, while removing the load from the thoracic and lumbar spine;
- seals in the back and seat - help to evenly distribute the load on different muscle groups;
- adjustable armrests - in office chairs this part is most often stationary, meanwhile, if you adjust the height and angle of the armrest correctly, you can remove the load from the shoulders and neck;
- lumbar support - a special horizontal relief strip, relieving the load from the most vulnerable part of the back;
- side seat thickenings - provide the most comfortable fit, prevent gradual slipping.
Some manufacturers offer special additions for the feet. Thanks to these devices, you can rest your knees while working at a high computer desk or fold your legs and settle in a reclining position.
Technical features of your chair
In the catalogs of manufacturers of office furniture, many original models for design. We will help you how to choose a computer chair for your home, and start with the technical features. It is necessary to pay attention to such a parameter as the maximum weight maintained. If you are a heroic physique, then you will not be suitable for models designed for the average person. It is most optimal to stop your choice on an armchair, designed for a load of 120-150 kg - safety factor will not hurt.
An important technical component of the chair is its upholstery. It should allow the human body to breathe, so immediately it is worth abandoning the usual leatherette used in cheap models.
It is better to give preference to light or dark fabric upholstery, or eco-leather - they are slightly more expensive, but provide the maximum degree of comfort. If you choose an armchair for daily long work, it's best to buy a model with netting. Dreaming of a chair made of genuine leather? Then get it from a trusted and well-known manufacturer. If the skin is substandard, the seams of the upholstery will begin to diverge during operation.
Computer chairs are equipped with pneumatic chucks, which allow you to adjust the height of the seating arrangement. If the seat is thick, and the user has medium or high growth, then a short pneumatic cartridge will suffice. Prefer a model with a hard seat, then you should give preference to a chair with a long or medium gas lift.
The cross and the wheels of the computer chair are important components. Plastic crossings are not always able to cope with high loads for a long time. It is better to prefer a model with a crosspiece made of metal, capable of withstanding a pressure of several hundred kilograms. Plastic wheels are an integral part of the modern armchair. It is best if they are equipped with special rollers that protect the floor covering from scratches. On the other hand, if you are accustomed to not stop playing games or work for hours, you can buy a computer chair without wheels.
Which model should I prefer?
The choice of a chair depends on the amount of time it is planned to hold. Advanced computer users working for him for 4-5 hours a day should make sure that the backrest repeats the contours of the back. You can abandon the models in which the corners of the lumbar region are regulated, it is sufficient to vary the height of the seat and the inclination of the back. The chair should have a horizontal strip in the waist area for additional support of the back.
If the computer is held for 8-10 hours a day, then it will be necessary to have a full-fledged workplace. The chair should have a headrest, adjustable armrests, the backrest should bend at different angles. It is advisable to give preference to the model with a footrest.
Particular attention when choosing a computer chair for a home should be given to professional gamers and representatives of such professions, as designers, architects, brokers. These people often spend at the computer for several tens of hours, almost without detaching themselves from the game or work. Such a regime requires a special computer chair, in which you can sleep for 3-4 hours. Manufacturers produce such models: enough pairs of movements and at the disposal of the user of the PC comfortable and comfortable chair-bed. It can be placed in a horizontal position and sleep, without disturbing the household.
An important factor in choosing a computer chair for a home is its price. If you are going to spend in it the whole working day, then you should not save much. It is about the most expensive in the life of every person - about his health.
In the sitting position, the spine, the muscles of the back and neck experience a stronger load than when walking or running. The computer chair will perform the role of an external skeleton and reduce the pressure on the intervertebral discs, allowing the muscles to relax. The user of the computer thus will feel constant comfort. This will increase its efficiency, will allow to reduce the time for rest and all this without negative consequences for health.
Choosing a computer chair for the student
Children today spend a lot of time at the computer: first they just play, then they prepare lessons and print essays, do scientific work and communicate in social networks. Scientists and doctors insist that it is harmful for a child to be at the computer for more than 1-2 hours a day. Nevertheless, society is developing in such a way that without this gadget we can not do. For this reason, it is worthwhile to minimize the burden on the growing organism and purchase a children's computer chair that provides the maximum degree of comfort.
When choosing a model, you should take into account that you are purchasing a chair not for one year. During this time the child will definitely grow. Therefore, it is worth giving preference to models with high gas lift - thanks to its presence the seat will always be located at the proper height. Be sure to have a chair with a headrest, adjustable armrests and have an orthopedic back. In this case, you can be calm for the health of your child.