The Stance Move chair's unique design enables users to shift between multiple sitting positions throughout the day. Designed with Sit-Stand workstations in mind, it provides three distinct seating positions - Forward Sloped Sitting, Kneeling, and Assisted Standing. Each of these options moves the user away from the static closed-core position that traditional seating creates. The backless design encourages the users to maintain an upright stance by actively supporting their pelvis in a forward tilt which improves back posture. This position encourages strengthening of core muscles as the user is required to maintain torso balance at all three settings. By removing the seat back the risk of slouching or rounding of the lower back is significantly reduced, which in turn can reduce the risk and occurrence of lower back pain which is often related to traditional seating.
With a simple move of a lever the Stance Move converts into a kneeling stance, a well-known posture which positively encourages proper spine positioning by tilting the pelvis even further forward than the Forward Tilt mode. The Kneeling position which has been used in many workplaces throughout the years. The thick kneeling cushions support the knees and spread pressure to enable users to comfortably maintain this position for extended periods.
For users who prefer a more upright position or who wish to fully vary their seating throughout the day, the Assisted Standing position is the third position offered. Many users of Sit-Stand workstations have found that standing for extended periods can be exhausting as the standing position requires muscles to be held in constant tension in order to be able to maintain that static position. As these users have discovered, muscle fatigue can occur even in a standing position. As well, the lower legs and feet begin to tire over the course of the day, resulting in an overall loss of energy. This loss of energy will translate into a more "slumped" posture as the body tires. The slumped position then further accentuates the fatigue as it puts strain on muscles and tendons which are already tired from extended use. The Assisted Standing position is intended to address this as it takes a percentage of the weight load and transfers it to the chair rather than placing it directly over the feet and legs. The enables the muscles of the legs and lower back to relax, thereby reducing the fatigue related to continuous tension. The release of muscle tension in the lower legs will also permit better bloodflow in the legs, something which is a known concern related to extended static standing.
The Stance Move is designed for users up to 5'9". Taller users will benefit from the Stance Move EXT 5050 which comes with a seat extension.