I’ve had a Herman Miller Aeron chair for several years, and haven’t had any complaints, but I’ve seen in the comments for that review that not everyone is as big of a fan. Well, for those who want an upgrade, here’s perhaps the ultimate luxury option when it comes to ergonomic computer chairs:
It sounds–and looks–like something out of a futuristic science fiction movie (and I’m not sure if it would go with my home office decor), but I’d love to try one out.
“Created by a group of medical researchers studying spinal cord injury, the Gravitonus ergonomic workstation comes with an on-board computer which constantly analyses body position, measures local temperature and pressure for different body parts and gently rotates the frame accordingly.
Currently being adapted for quadriplegics by means of an alternative computer control system (ACCS) which places a control unit in the mouth to do all of the work and allow for breathing, drinking, talking, smoking at the same time.” ~ SafeComputerTips (see the rest of their blog post for a lot of other nifty ergonomic chairs too).
Some of the Gravitonus’ features include:
- a system that “constantly changes position of the user to maintain comfort in relation to the Earth Gravitational Field vector.” (I don’t even know what that means–more science fiction!–but it sounds cool.)
- the ability to hold three flat screen monitors so you can “align the display in the user’s best field of vision in any body position”
- an array of LED lights to offer “shadow-less and glare-free local illumination of the working area”
- a highly adjustable keyboard holder
- surround sound stereo system (yes, gamers, you can really rock out to that World of Warcraft theme music now)
Prices for the snazzy computer workstation start at $7,000 (which is actually less than I thought it might be, but I fear I’ll have to stick to my Aeron for now).