New research shows that astronauts who return from extended missions in space experience a significant weakening of their spinal muscles. Disturbingly, their back muscles don’t return to normal even after several weeks back on Earth.
Leather interiors and copious legroom used to be the hallmarks of a luxury sedan. But Ford is about to completely redefine what luxury means when it introduces a 30-way adjustable power seats for its Lincoln brand that even lets drivers ensure that both of their bum cheeks are comfortable with individual settings for…
If it were just slightly more convenient to perfectly adjust a chair, we’d all embrace ergonomics with open arms. So that’s what researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute are hoping to achieve with a newly developed car seat that trades random knobs and levers for the simple swipe gestures you already use on your phone.
The 2016 Honda Africa Twin is the company's full-on assault on the adventure bike market. This new airbox, revealed in a patent, will help it achieve real dirt performance. Here's how.
Turns out, sitting hunched over a desk for eight hours a day isn't all that great for a kid's posture, and the spinal contortions needed to lean over a flat desk certainly do nothing for a student's ability to focus on the day's lessons. However, this rolling chair from Dublin-based industrial design firm Perch aims…
Finally acknowledging that very few people actually sit in an office chair the way it was designed to be used, Steelcase has created a new chair that caters to all the wacky poses we strike when using various devices. So while the new Gesture can still be used with a traditional keyboard and monitor setup, it's also…
The new iPhone isn't just faster—it's taller. It's your more athletic, better looking friend who you kind of hate. But how does it fit in your mitt? We put together an animated guide versus the competition.
A push for better ergonomics has vastly improved office chairs, so interior design professor David Brothers took those same ideologies and created a better chair for musicians. Not only does it improve their posture making it easier to sit longer, but it also helps improve their performance.
You spend your whole day staring at your monitor, but would it freak you out if your monitor was staring back at you? Phillips' new ErgoSensor display keeps an eye on your posture and provides suggestions on how you should sit to keep your back and eyes healthy.
Many work with a heavy slouch—and while this may be comfortable and give you a nonchalant cool dude vibe, it's wrecking your back. The Wigli forces you to work your butt off (lest you fall onto it).
Jeff Weber spotted a design rarity: The market opportunity is massive, and the products out there are terrible.
It's not a new idea to stick little gel pads onto mice and keyboards to cope with the strain of browsing the Internet all day long, but the PADandCLICK system for mice caught our eye because it actually looks comfortable.
The Magic Mouse, for all of its sleek lines and multitouch, uh, magic, can feel a little awkward in the hand. MMFixed has the solution: a stick-on hump that gives your fingers some leverage and your palm some lovin'.
As far as functionality is concerned, Microsoft's wireless Arc keyboard is fairly standard. However, the crazy, warped design is what really makes it stand out.
So mind-bogglingly complex that it took over a year to develop—little rubber chunks called Mouseblisters give sweaty palms better mouse gripping capability. Apparently, this will help reduce RSI and tendonitis symptoms.
I have ignored computer ergonomic professionals my entire computing life, but this winter, a pain in my lower back would not go away. Instead of listening to "experts" I followed the advice of ancient swordsmen.
With the holidays behind us, it is time to buckle down and get some work done in 2009. With these chairs, you might actually enjoy sitting in front of the computer all day.
According to the company Empruve, this futuristic multimedia device from 1993, "will become as much an integral part of our lives as the telephone, the television, the typewriter and the book." The photo and its caption (below) were found in the book Understanding Hypermedia.