The fact that we sit too much is nothing new. ‘Sitting’ is ingrained in our lifestyle and habits. However, there are many risks associated with sedentary behavior. Diabetes, obesity, heart failure, and musculoskeletal complaints are some of the associated disorders. Part of the problem is the inactivity that goes with sitting. Also the posture that we adopt while sitting is a problem. The Backapp balance chair is the solution in this whole. The Backapp ensures that you sit actively and maintain a neutral sitting position at the same time.
Backapp has an unique design that ensures that you can adopt a neutral position while sitting. Due to the saddle shape of the seat, the pelvis adopts an open and relaxed position. A neutral position in the pelvis results in a neutral position of the spine. This results in an optimal spine curvature (double S-shape) in which the vertebrae are stacked straight on top of each other. In this position you put the least strain on your back when sitting. Your vertebrae and intervertebral discs remain in optimum condition. This way you have the least chance of developing symptoms.
Edge on the seat
Due to the edge on the back of the seat and the fact that Backapp automatically lets you sit upright it is not tiring to sit without a backrest all day. While sitting on Backapp you are constantly moving slightly to balance yourself. In contrast to ‘tiring’, this ensures that you stay fit all day. You stimulate your blood flow, so the brain is continuously supplied with oxygen-rich blood.
At the bottom of the Backapp chair you can find a special ball. This ball is adjustable by turning it outwards. This way you ensure that the chair is out of balance: by placing your feet on the ring of the chair and using your trunk muscles at the same time you balance freely in all directions on the adjustable ball.
Rubber balance ring
The rubber balance ring ensures that the movements are muted and remain easily controllable. The Backapp never just topples over. You can adjust the degree of imbalance of the chair completely stepless. You decide how much challenge you can handle.
Sitting and moving at the same time – you train your back while you sit
Backapp lets you sit actively without a backrest. The Backapp chair has no backrest and that is a conscious choice. When a chair has a backrest, you automatically use it and lean against it. This causes you to sit passively: the backrest is ‘doing the work’, instead of your body. Because Backapp makes you sit actively, you strengthen your back. By constantly moving and seeking the balance you stimulate your back muscles (M. Transversus Abdominis and Multifidus). You also ensure optimum blood flow to your back, hips and legs.
You sit higher on a Backapp than on a traditional office chair. This is partly due to the fact that you place your feet on the ring, but mainly because you adopt an open sitting angle (the angle between the upper body and the upper legs is larger than 90˚). In this position, the knees are lower than the hips. Therefore we advise to combine a Backapp chair with a sit-stand desk. Using a table which is too low, you tend to bend your neck too much forward, which has a negative effect on your sitting posture.
You get up more quickly
Working at a sit-stand table also promotes movement in the workplace. The alternation of sitting and standing while working is also experienced as pleasant. Research has shown that people who work at a sit-stand desk are 12% - 18% more productive.
Backapp is a sustainable product. The casted base of the Backapp is made of recycled aluminium. Each Backapp base consists of approximately 300 Coca Cola cans. In the past the frame was chromed, nowadays it is either powder coated or polished.