Bionomic Support Systems - Seat Pan - Bionomic Support Systems
Best solution to a workplace health and safety issue - 2012 Awards
The patented device is a seat pan that is designed to support direct the pelvis of the occupant so that the pelvis, lower back, middle back and neck is placed over the centre of gravity. This orientates the occupant's spine to the most optimal biomechanical/neurophysiologic position or posture. By doing this it facilitates the body's own ability to minimize the amount of muscle use to support the upper portions of the body in an optimal posture minimising the occupants discomfort and potential for injury over the long periods of sedentary sitting. Dr Jeffrey Herbert is a designer, patent holder, works with ad instructs manufacturing site and suppliers while product is under construction and then wholesale it to resellers and or sell direct to end user
What was the issue/s at the workplace?
What did you do to control it/resolve it?
In the context of Office seating this product was designed to help people whom sit for long periods of time and to prevent the injuries that are well documented and caused by this process in an effort to be proactive in the prevention of injury
Who did you talk to about the issue/s or who helped you resolve it?
Many in the ergonomic community
What was the outcome? How is the workplace better now?
Reduction of injury from excessive sitting
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