The Embody Chair in the Office

If you are searching for a new office chair, look no further than the Herman Miller Embody. The Embody chair has been designed and created specifically for users who sit and work at computers for long periods of time every day. The inspiration for the Embody chair was the human spine itself. This chair was created with only the user in mind. No other…

Embody Chair Studies: How Embody Lowers Heart Rate

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death and morbidity in industrialized nations, accounting for about 50 percent of all deaths. Since the 1970s, the prevalence, incidence, and mortality of chronic heart failure have increased (National Institute of Health, 2005), with physical inactivity as a significant contributor to this deadly disease. (figure 1) For people increasingly seduced by computer technology—and the sedentary positions it encourages—seating solutions…

The Embody Chair: Environmentally Friendly Production

Herman Miller’s Design Protocol Herman Miller’s commitment to corporate sustainability naturally includes minimizing the environmental impact of each of their products. Their Design for the Environment team (DfE) applies environmentally sensitive design standards to both new products like the Embody Chair as well as existing products, utilizing the McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) Cradle to Cradle Design Protocol. Cradle to Cradle Design Protocol goes…

Embody Chair Video Review by Smart Furniture

Embody Chair Employee Review by Matt Hello Embody Chair shoppers! This is Matt Wood writing from Smart Furniture. I’ve been with the company for about 2 years and you may recognize me from my review of the Leap Chair. When my boss asked me to review the Embody Chair I was more than happy to do so as I’ve spent quite some time sitting in one…

Embody Chair Studies: the Embody Tilt

Biomechanical research published in the early 1970s first documented the benefits of reclined postures. Specifically, research found that reclining reduces the load on the lumbar spine and para-spinal musculature (e.g., Andersson et al., 1974) and pumps nutrients to the intervertebral discs—the soft cushions between the spinal vertebrae (Andersson, 1981). Compared to upright postures where the effects of gravity on the spine are most pronounced,…

The Embody Chair at Play

For many people, the computer has become a real conduit through which life is lived. It’s their primary tool at work. They do all of their work on a computer, answer all of their emails, and execute most communications. At home, however, the screen stays on. There is a huge online gaming community, an even larger online social networking one. With Twitter, Facebook, MySpace…

The Embody Chair and Your Circulation

Recent findings by National Institute of Health have found that cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly 50 percent of all deaths in industrialized nations. This represents a staggering increase in the last 30 years—in other words, over the same period of time in which technology and the rise of the cubicle have conspired to make working much more sedentary and less healthy for the heart….

Healthy Alignment and the Embody Chair

The Embody Chair was designed to keep your spine in a natural and healthy alignment no matter what posture you assume. Most workers slouch in their chairs when they sit. The Embody, rather than combating this or forcing workers to adopt uncomfortable positions in order to be properly supported, was designed to accommodate a reclined, relaxed position, allowing generous space and flexibility for movement….

Embody Chair Adjustment Guide

4 Simple Adjustments Give You Complete Control of Your Embody Chair 1. Backfit Adjustment The Backfit adjustment is critical, allowing you to position the back of the chair to fit the curvature of your entire back, which places your head in a balanced position for alignment with your computer screen. Take your weight off the chair back. For the initial adjustment, rotate the back…

A Day in the Embody Chair

The Embody Chair by Herman Miller is a testament to the power of great design and engineering. A completely ergonomic chair, it’s also completely original in terms of style and figure. The designers of the chair, Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf, wanted to create something new and unseen; a chair that was truly one of a kind, a new mold on the office furniture scene. With…