The original ergoErgo Stool, also called simply ergoErgo, is an active seat for older children and adults. What is an active seat or active sitting? It’s the term used for sitting on a seat that allows and encourages movement. Active sitting is a topic that has been trending for almost a decade and interest in the subject has only strengthened over time. Sitting motionless and leaning into the support of a traditional rigid chair can result in many problems. General deconditioning (overall decrease in strength and endurance), “slouching” or poor posture, decreased circulation, and “brain fog” just to name a few. This can lead to aches and pains, back problems, hindered breathing, and an overall sense of decreased wellbeing. The ergoErgo Stool can be a part of the solution. Constant micro movement, or bigger excursions of movement when desired, while sitting on the ergoErgo Stool can lead to improved health, alertness, and productivity. The active swaying and balancing can improve core strength, posture, circulation and even help modulate mood. Students, office workers, gamers, athletes, musicians, and just about everyone else are raving about the ErgoErgo. It’s a perfect seat for offices, schools, libraries, dorms, hotels, fitness centers, healthcare facilities, and even as your own home ergonomic computer chair. The self-cushioning effect when you sit gives it the height of a standard chair. ErgoErgo makes for fun public seating too and is compact enough for the smallest space.
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 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 you to add or subtract 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 found on this page, is designed for ages 9 through adult. When a child’s feet can comfortably touch the ground when sitting on a standard table-height chair, he or she can use the standard-size ErgoErgo. It compresses slightly when you sit on it and is 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. The wider ergoErgo Extra Stool is for larger, taller adults who will benefit from more stability and more sitting room. ErgoExtra is suitable for people from 5ft. 7in. – 6ft. 4in. /170 cm – 193 cm tall weighing up to 250 pounds/113.4 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 ages 9 through adult with or without mild physical impairment
- Seat height = 20.5 in. (52.1 cm)
- Weight Capacity = 225 lbs. (102 kg)
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