This photo, of a SkyLab-4 crewman, shows the relaxed, stress-free and unrestrained posture the human body automatically assumes and indefinitely maintains in weightlessness. This natural posture, with an open trunk to thigh angle, is a totally relaxed and non-stressed state. Researchers found that when in this natural posture, the body’s muscles, ligaments and tendons are most relaxed, the vertebrae are properly spaced and better aligned to reduce pressure on discs, breathing is improved and blood circulation is less restricted.
Built with these findings in mind, the adjustability of BodyBilt chairs and their unique contoured seat allows and encourages the benefits of the open trunk to thigh posture by giving proper support in a forward tilt. When properly adjusted, the BodyBilt chair provides exceptional back support in almost any seated posture allowing the user to choose the posture that best suits their individual physique, task and medical challenges.
So now you know why BodyBilt chairs are sometimes described as like ‘sitting on air’ and they’re a lot easier to install in the office than a weightlessness chamber!