The ergoErgo Extra Stool, also called ExtraErgo, provides everything found in the original ergoErgo Stool but has been designed for larger, heavier adults. It offers the same healthy, flexible active seating that strengthens core muscles, encourages good posture, improves circulation, and helps to keep the mind awake, alert and engaged but it has a larger diameter and accepts more weight. Suitable for individuals 5ft. 7in. – 6ft. 4in. /170cm – 193cm tall weighing up to 250 pounds/113.4kg, the diameter of the ExtraErgo is 19.5 in. (49.5 cm) versus 16 in. (40.6 cm) for the original ErgoErgo. It’s the perfect active seat for larger adults in offices, schools, healthcare facilities, Rec Centers, and beyond. The self-cushioning effect when you sit gives it the height of a standard chair
Research has shown that all of us can benefit from active sitting. Individuals with special needs may have even more reasons to use an active seat. Sometimes people with special needs have a hard time processing where their body is in space (proprioception). To compensate, their bodies stay in constant motion to give their brain the necessary feedback to understand where they are. Some individuals engage in movement for other reasons related to sensory integration (the body’s ability to take in and process information from the environment through the senses). This is no problem on the ergoErgo Extra Stool. It has been designed specifically to accommodate and encourage movement. People with low muscle tone often lean into structural support such as the sides and back of a chair. Heavy reliance on support and subsequent decreased muscle activation during sitting leads to poor strength and endurance of postural muscles. The ergoErgo stool requires consistent activation of core muscles to maintain upright sitting thereby increasing strength and endurance of these muscles. “Therapy sessions” happen without the sitter even realizing it! The ergoErgo stool also facilitates a healthy upright posture with typical physiological curves of the spine and the sitter can adjust their posture and shift their weight with ease. The combination of the stool’s flat bottom and the user’s feet planted firmly on the floor offers stability far beyond what is found when large exercise balls are used for active sitting. And, when the sitter stands up, the seat does not roll away! What about individuals who have difficulty maintaining their focus and attention to tasks, for example people diagnosed with ADHD? Active sitting improves concentration and a person’s ability to learn. Moving and stretching address key aspects of UDL (Universal Design for Learning), including enhancing self-regulation through stress reduction, decreasing hyperactivity, and increasing focus. Micro-movements send more vital blood and oxygen to the brain, keeping the mind alert, aware, awake, and ready to learn!
The ergoErgo active seat combines the benefits of active sitting with a fun, contemporary design in a variety of colors that look great anywhere! It is made of UV-stable, recyclable technopolymer and can be used indoors and out. It comes in 3 sizes to suit just about everyone. Height adjustments of approximately 1 in. can be made to all sizes thanks to the green self-sealing plug in the bottom of the seat that allows for the addition or release of air. (Please Note: A small amount of oil (vegetable oil, olive oil), Vaseline, or silicone should be applied to the plug first, to maintain the seal, before inserting the fine needle of a ball or bike pump to top off or take out a little air.) The original ergoErgo Stool is designed for ages 9 through adult. It compresses slightly when sat on and is the height of a standard chair making it the perfect companion for a standard desk. The original ergoErgo Stool is suitable for people from 5 ft. – 6 ft. 4 in./ 152 cm – 193 cm. tall, weighing up to 225 pounds/102 kg. ergoErgo Kids Stool is designed for children aged 4 – 9. The KidsErgo is 15 in. /38 cm high. Maximum weight load 170 pounds/77 kg.
This ergonomic stool is made in the USA and comes with a 2 year warranty
Is this Product Right for You?
- Need for movement while sitting
- Need for a seat that promotes healthy posture, improved core strength and improved focus
- Designed for large adults with or without mild physical impairment
- Seat height = 20.5 in. (52.1 cm)
- Weight Capacity = 250 lbs. (113.4 kg)
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