A good ergonomic office chair ensures a correct sitting position, irrespective of who is sitting on it. Besides offering sufficient support and stability, this type of chair stimulates active sitting. Above all, though, an ergonomic office chair needs to be easily adjustable to the user, in terms of both physical build and sitting preferences.
Some other important characteristics are:
- an adjustable back rest (in height and depth) that provides optimal support for the natural shape of the back,
- a tiltable back rest and seat, plus a height-adjustable seat.
Adjusting these characteristics correctly also ensures that specific back problems hardly ever occur. Some ergonomic office chairs offer added comfort with extra seat padding or adjustable arm rests.