The MybTec 360° Seat Movement Module from Mey Chair Systems is a unique product that enables users to move away from static sitting by introducing movement to almost any standard office chair as well as many other seats. The MybTec Module is located directly below the seat, enabling the seat to tilt up to 15° from vertical in any direction. Users are able to achieve movement by even slight shifts of weight. The tension adjustment lever lets each user choose the level of resistance required to achieve the desired effect. The modular design of the MybTec 360° permits the module to be added to either an existing or new chair. The module fits directly over the top of the standard gas cylinder and the seat is then mounted over the top of the MybTec 360° Seat Movement Module. The standard height adjustment release lever continues to function as normal. Heavy duty steel construction ensures the the MybTec360° can provide many years of reliable movement. Note: It should be noted that installing the MybTec 360° Seat Movement Module will change the seat height adjustment range - raising the Minimum and Maximum heights by about 3". This needs to be taken into consideration when determining the suitability of the Seat Movement Module for any user. If the seat will no longer be able to lower to a suitable height the user may require the addition of an appropriate height footrest to provide suitable support for the feet.
Core Strengthening - The movement created by the MybTec 360° Module can aid in strengthening the core muscles as they respond to compensate for every movement of the body as the user leans and shifts. This movement also ensures that the muscles and joints of the lower back and pelvis are in constant action, working to restore and maintain the central balance point. Because the degree of resistance can be adjusted users are able to choose the level that is most comfortable for them or that achieves the desired level of activity.
Freedom of Movement - Most traditional office chairs offer little if any movement - with most only permitting users to lean back. Adding the MybTec 360° Seat Movement Module to any chair immediately introduces movement in "ALL" directions - up to 15° from vertical.
Increased Alertness - The added dynamic of a seat that can shift with every movement requires that users be more actively involved - with sitting becoming an ACTIVE rather than a PASSIVE experience. The entire body becomes involved in the sitting experience.
Improved Overall Comfort - The MybTec 360° Module can offer a greater degree of comfort as it permits the seat to follow the body as the user shifts and leans throughout the day.
Reduced Potential for Lower Back Pain - The MybTec 360° Module encourages continuous active movement of the tissue and bone structures of the lower back and pelvis. Actively engaging these structures through the day encourages muscles remain active rather than lax. This will generally translate to better posture which can in turn reduce the risks associated with extended sitting. The active movement of the lower spine will discourage the "slumping" that can put high stress on the structures of the lower lumbar region.
Reduce Risk of "Overreach" - Because the seat of the chair moves as the user leans there is less chance of overstretching or straining into awkward reaches , when reaching forward or to the side. Rather than movement coming from primarily the lower back and pelvic region, the entire torso is now able to "lean", extending the safe reaching distance while reducing risk of straining.
Achieve Sit/Stand Benefits WITHOUT Standing - The activity that the MybTec 360° generates can provide some of the benefits that standing achieves. The rocking motion of the seat actively engages the core which can in turn improve muscle tone, posture, increase blood flow, and reduce stiffness by keeping joints lubricated.
Fits Most Office Chairs and Many Stools: The MybTec Module can be mounted to most office chairs and seats that use a standard gas lift for height adjustment. It does not affect existing adjustments but rather adds the 360° Active Rocking or Tilting function that few seats offer.
Adjustable Movement: The range or resistance of the rocking motion which the MybTec 360° Seat Movement Module provides is easily adjusted using the lever located below the seat.
Heavy Duty Construction: The MybTec 360° Module features sturdy steel construction for years of reliable use.
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Prior to purchasing it is wise to ensure that the MybTec 360° Module will fit on your seat or stool. The module will elevate the chair or stool seat about 3" above the existing range (i.e. both minimum and maximum elevations will increase by the 3"). This means that it could raise the seat to a height where the feet are no longer able to make contact with the floor. It may be possible to address this concern by either sourcing and installing a shorter lift cylinder for the chair or by adding a suitable footrest to the workstation. In addition, seat designs that descend below the seat mount may interfere with the resistance adjustment lever.
Installation of the MybTec 360° on a new unassembled seat is simply a matter of placing it on top of the cylinder prior to adding the seat. However, installation on a preassembled chair or seat will require detaching the seat from the cylinder. There are a variety of YouTube videos that demonstrate various ways to accomplish this, including a couple of specialized tools that can be purchased. Please ignore any that suggest using rubber mallets as while this may work with a chair that is loosely assembled and hasn't been sat in it will almost certainly not work on a chair that has been used. A heavy steel hammer is the recommended means of doing this. As well, if you are not replacing the cylinder you will not want to hammer on the sides of the piston (as is shown in some videos) since doing so can mar the surface of the piston and cause it to fail. Generally a few sharp raps, moving to different positions around the piston, will be sufficient to break the friction fit between the chair base and the piston.