Ergonomic Questions (FAQs)
Your ergonomic questions about NEXposture answered below.
Ergonomic chairs are designed with tilting mechanisms that create a rearward and downward motion (arc) through the entire range of recline. NEXposture's sloped work-surface is designed to follow the chair's motion. The benefit to the user is constant eye-to-monitor distance and straight wrist-to-input device lines throughout recline. Unlike flat surfaces, NEXposture causes no (zero degree) wrist flexion during recline and similar forearm-to-wrist lines when sitting in an upright 90-degree posture.
NEXposture does not require a monitor arm to attach or stabilize monitors. Your monitor's base(s) alone is effective in securing and stabilizing the monitor screen(s) to NEXposture's worksurface. Two side-by-side flat-screen screen monitors up to 22” can be placed on NEXposture, or two monitors up to 32" when using a dual monitor arm.
NEXposture offers a no risk, 30-day, 100% refund policy for any “as new” product to ensure you’re completely satisfied – we just ask that you pay the return shipping costs. Learn more.
Our warranty period is five years for all products. Learn more.
Yes. Depending on personal preference, NEXposture can be placed and secured anywhere on the desktop – to the left side, to the right or in the middle.
When NEXposture’s surface is fully extended, the front edge of the surface is ½” lower than the supporting work surface height. When NEXposture’s surface is extended half-way, the front edge of the surface is approximately 1/4" higher than the supporting worksurface height. When NEXposture’s surface is fully retracted, the front edge of the surface is ¾” higher than the supporting worksurface height.
Yes. Unlike traditional flat, fixed surfaces, NEXposture causes no (zero degree) wrist flexion during recline. As an ergonomic chair tilts reward, the user's forearms and wrists move from their horizontal axis to a downward slope. NEXposture's declined surface positions the keyboard on a similar angle as the forearms and wrists through the entire range of recline. When sitting in an upright 90-degree position, keyboard wrist angles measure relatively the same whether keying on a flat surface or keying on a NEXposture surface:
Flat Work Surface
NEXposture Work Surface
A 2009 research study (Rempel, Keir, Bach) examined the effect of wrist posture on carpal tunnel. He concluded that keyboard wrist extension greater than 30-degrees should be avoided.
When slumping forward at a standard desk for 50% of the day, gravity increases the weight of the head and stretches (strains) neck muscles and tendons which can lead to injury involving micro-tears and swelling. It also adds 40% additional pressure to the lumbar region which often leads to low back pain and injury.
When assuming reclined postures with NEXposture, the neck flexes automatically to balance the head’s center of gravity above the bottom of the neck, reducing neck and shoulder muscle activity and strain. Even better, moving frequently between different levels of recline moves the neck and spine through its range of motion which reduces static stress and increases circulation.
Preliminary EMG research indicated minimal EMG activity in the cervical paraspinals at 110-115 degrees of recline as compared to a substantial amount of EMG activity in those same groups associated with FHRS posture.