POSCHAIR is a company designing an interactive and responsive chair used to align and correct back posture problems. This is done by using a series of inflatable tubes to apply light pressure to an area of the user's back to readjust to the ideal posture. The product is aimed to put a stop to back pain and give the user the power to control their posture and comfort.
POSCHAIR is an innovative product based around its responsive action. The market is vast in nature aiming at any office type/sitting down working people including injury prone, recovery and comfort seeking people.
The Poschair design is universally applicable in its very nature. Our design does not have restrictions when it comes to age, size, ability or disability within reason. The only requirement needed for our product is the ability to sit upright in an office desk chair without extra assistance.
Our main design focus is on the lower region of the back support of the chair which will align with the lumber vertebrae of the spinal column (which is the most common area for back problems). The design, as mentioned above consists of a series of air tubes and force sensor pads which inflate and provide a gentle responsive outward pressure when an external force is applied. The purpose of this action is to correct the “slouching” movement which forces the spinal column into a “C” shape where the convex side is the external force triggering the product. Since our multiple force sensor pads are placed in various positions in the middle to lower area of the back the user does not have to hit an exact spot on the chair or does not have to have certain dimensions for use. Therefore Poschair can be used by any person of any age and size that is looking for comfort, a solution to bad habits and a long term solution to pain relief.
Poschair has a specified target market but in reality the chair can be used by any person. There will be a small few exceptions in terms of Poschair being universally applicable such as children under the age of 8 years of age which is due to them not being suitable for that size chair. Once we have this product in production we will begin designing the second variation of the chair which will have the same principals but different dimensions more suitable to children.
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Principle 1: Equitable Use
Poschair is targeted at the office type workplace which is a very open market and since it is a new innovative and responsive desk chair there are no limitations for users and is an open product when it comes to its usage. The user does not have to hit an exact spot on the chair or does not have to have certain size dimensions for use.
Principle 2: Flexibility in Use
The principle mechanism enables any point of the back support to be a trigger which allows any user of any age and size to use the chair. The chair itself is easily movable with its attached wheels and swivel base. The design also includes an adjustable height mechanism for use by any person and to be used at any height desk.
Principle 3 Simple and intuitive Use
In its essence, if any user sits on the Poschair and begins to "slouch" the chair reminds you and aids in the realignment of the back to an ideal position. There is no set up aside from the On/Off button. Instruction will come with the chair in a multitude of languages.
Principle 5: Tolerance of Error
Poschair has been programmed to only initiate in when the chair is being used. A Emergency Stop lever/button has been designed into the chair for imediate stop.
Principle 6: Low Physical Effort
Ideal body position and eliminating exertion is what poschair is all about. Poschair provides that gentle reminder to the user that they are sitting in a poor position. this maintains proper back posture and helps the user.