911 Emergency Call Centers Chairs – 24-7 Control Room Chairs – 24/7 Dispatch Centers
Pinched Sciatic Nerve? Lower Back Pain?
BODYBILT chairs = More Comfort…More Adjustability…More Beef
Intensive-Use 24 7 Seating
Ergonomics, Comfort and Durability: 24 / 7 / 365
BodyBilt Intensive – Use seating is built to withstand the rigors of 24-7 use applications while delivering outstanding ergonomics.
This model is ideal for a wide variety of workplace settings where multiple employees are using the chairs around the clock, like 911 Call Centers, Security Guard Stations, Control Rooms and multi-shift assembly operations. The heavy-duty mechanism offers the seat slider feature as standard.
Heavy Duty Components – Durable Fabric Selection
Steel plate reinforced substructure
Will withstand the rigors of 24/7 multi-shift use
Creates an excellent ROI – Superior 24-7 warranty and forward and backward parts replacement extends the life of the chair through superior construction and components
Special Needs – Bariatric Chairs
These big boys are built to last, with your comfort in mind.
If you are tired of replacing broken chairs for your larger folks every few months, we have the solution. BobyBilt chairs are by nature built to the strongest specifications. Our Bariatric and Big and Tall series add even more strength with heavier duty components and a warranty to back them up!
Comfort begins in the Seat Pan
Many years ago farmers knew the advantages of a contoured seat. They sat in these “metal” contoured tractor seats for 10 & 12 hours a day. The secret is the shape. The BodyBilt contour shape conforms to your body. Simply put, more of the seat touches more of your body. Therefore, your weight is more evenly and thoroughly distributed over a larger area.
It all means less contact pressure, which converts to more comfort for longer periods of time. “Talk about relief for Sciatic or Pinched Nerve damage and Ruptured Disks”
Bodybilt ergonomic chairs take advantage of this contoured shape. We offer a very prominent contoured seat pan #2 to a minimal contoured seat pan #8. The #7 is the most popular, accounting for 70 – 80 percent of sales.
HELP YOUR ENVIRONMENT & OUR LANDFILLS
..with the forward and backward parts compatibility of the BodyBilt chairs. BodyBilt calls it “Parts Modularity”.
No other chair manufacturer has this. Meaning that, 10 years from now, when a part needs replacing, the same parts BodyBilt are using on that year model chair will bolt right up to you old chair.
Most chair manufacturers want you to throw the chair out when a part breaks and buy a new chair.
Click Here for Enviro Friendly Chair Literature
Message from our owner – Inventor of the Keynamics Laptop Stand
Hello. My name is Greg Bright. Back in the 90’s, when I came up with the idea for a laptop stand to be used with reclining office chairs at computer workstations and desks, most people thought ergonomics was some sort of disease. Little did I know then, as we say now, Comfort is Ergonomic™.
It’s really pretty simple. If you are not comfortable in your office chair, your body is telling you that something is wrong…something is not ergonomic about your present situation.
My journey through the development and marketing of my laptop stand has brought me to one main conclusion. Nothing can improve ergonomics for the computer workstation or office desk better than a proper ergonomic chair – Experts all agree.
I am delighted to be aligned with Ergogenesis, manufacturer of the BODYBILT line of chairs. The folks at Ergogenesis are promoting the same thing that we are saying with our laptop stand (which we actually borrowed form OSHA – The Occupational Safety & Health Administration):
1. Frequently change your working posture (Active Ergonomics)
2. Reclining (Open Posture) is a good position for working at computer workstations
I realized early on, that the BodyBilt chair had something unique going for it. These chairs are built from MODULAR components, allowing interchangeability of the parts for a custom build, or retrofit for a new user, extending the life of the chair for business users when new employees come aboard or for replacement parts.
I truly believe that this chair can help prevent musculoskeletal disorders and it may actually heal that damage that has been done by sitting in an unsafe chair. (not medical advice, just personal experience)
My goal is to make you more productive at work (or home). What if I could help you feel like you have “only” put in an 8 hour day, when actually you have worked for 12?
These Bodybilt ergonomic office chairs are the highest quality that money can buy – made in the United States. If you are looking for a “one size fits all… feels like you’ve worked 12 hours when you’ve only worked 8…gonna fall apart in 12 months – $150 chair”, go down to your local “Big Box” discount store and buy one. Your chiropractor will love you for it 😉
I would like to extend an offer to our website visitors to take advantage of the BODYBILT “no obligation chair trial”. Please call or email one of our chair experts today for more details 1-888-660-5057 (based on geographic restrictions and representative availability) “My BodyBilt chair heals me”
Most office chair manufacturers have their chairs made in China for the average size human. Are you average? Are you male, female? Do you find that you are constantly fighting to keep your chair in the proper position?
Let us custom build one for you today. We can probably have it shipped out in less than 10 days!
It’s about Armrest Options
More ADJUSTABILITY – 25 Arm options * Widest Seat Pan Range – Wider Range of Motion – 100’s of colors and fabrics to choose from.
“Optional” – VERSITASK™ Arm Support – Allows fitting of these special application armrests
“Optional” – Special Application Pivoting, Linear Tracking & Sliding Armrests
Form & Function – Designed by Zooey Chu of Synergy Product Development, the sleek form of the new BODYBILT 4 – ARM is very appealing, but its true beauty is experienced through these four standard ergonomic functions at your command: Articulation, Height, Angle & Width. Now the standard on all BODYBILT chairs
More Chair Options
With so many options to choose from, it’s best to call one of our “Seating Experts” to guide you through your custom built chair purchase. Please call us at 888-660-5057
“GSA Pricing available from the factory – Other local and state government discounts are also available”
NASA Neutral Body Posture Experiments
NASA Postural Experiments -“Zero Gravity – Sleep Studies” resulted in natural – Relaxed Body Alignment. In other words an “Open or Reclined Posture”.
Natural – Relaxed Body Alignment
“Open or Reclined Posture”
Announced at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. MRI imaging proves that an upright posture is Bad for your Back!
“Open Posture Seating”
We invented and Patented the Aviator Laptop Stand to allow Open Postures while using a laptop.
While we would like to see all users in a chair with a headrest, our executive series gives whole body support. Head support is imperative if you do any kind of reclining. A reclined seated position has been proven to be a healthy way to sit and of course we promote this with our patented laptop stand – it’s important to note that ergonomists recommend that you frequently change your seated position throughout the day. Therefore, one seated position is never recommend to stay in all day.
High Back Managerial Seating
The chairs most people are buying today are designed to fail in just a few years, so they can sell you another chair. BodyBilt chairs are made for a Lifetime.
No other chairs offer “Metal to Metal” connectors, using Heavy Duty – 1/4” steel seat pan support wing (Stabilizer Bar) – 11 gauge armrest support brackets and – 1/4″ steel plate Structural Support.
Furthermore, All BodyBilt parts are Interchangeable – (we just replaced a chair armrest for a customer with a 14 year old BodyBilt. The newest 4Arm armrest bolted right on.) Talk about Lifelong Reparability. Try doing that with another chair, even during the same model year!
The Military is the largest purchaser of the BodyBilt Chairs – they’re that tough!
Clean Room and ESD Eletrostaic Dischard Chairs
What Makes BodyBilt the BEST Option?
The benefits and cost savings of BodyBilt seating may not be realized by solely comparing initial up-front costs, but by comparing the long-term COST OF OWNERSHIP over a 10-year period. BodyBilt’s unsurpassed comfort, modularity, ease of serviceability and continuous aesthetic appeal throughout the entire line of products were specifically designed to create a chair that is cost effective and functional for almost any work environment.
NC Study (see below) demonstrates less comfort
Laboratory proven increases in comfort and productivity (NC and IRS Studies), thus increasing your Return on Investment for the chairs quicker. IRS Study(see below) shows 8% increase in productivity.
Interchangeability of parts / Limited Warranty Better construction, lengthy warranty, parts interchangeability.
Convenience: Lack of modularity eliminates ease of parts replacement. Broken Chairs Must be stored for return to factory. Increases “down” time. Any Part can be interchanged in minutes. Convenience of keeping small inventory of parts OnSite to make easy quick repairs / changes.
Forward & Backward Compatibility. When one part of a chair becomes damaged, the entire chair most likely will have to be replaced. Modularity / Interchangeability of chair components, with BodyBilt’s longtime (sustainable) goal of keeping these components standard will greatly increase the lifetime usability of your chairs beyond the warrantee period. Changing chair parts to accommodate employees as they come and go will also extend the lifetime value. Because of BodyBilt’s Modularity, if one part of a chair becomes damaged, that specific part can be replaced, extending the life span of the chair.
Aesthetics: Chairs that have different uses or sizes also have different styles, thus reducing the look of continuity throughout an office environment.
At BodyBilt we have 6 different seat pans, 4 different backs to fit each person or task to their specific needs, while keeping a continuous aesthetic appeal throughout the office.
ASSET MANAGEMENT: Other brand chairs have no way of tracking the placement, departmental costing or warranty issues relating to a specific chair.
BodyBilt chairs come standard with their own Serial # allowing it to be tracked to a specific person and/or department, in addition to keeping a service record for the life of the chair. It also helps identify chairs that are “accidentally borrowed” by another person or department.
SEAT: Chairs have parts that are screwed into wood or plastic. BodyBilt chairs are all metal to metal. Nowhere on our chair does the bolts screw into wood. Thus makes for a stronger hold.
Plywood Seat Pan offering no contours. Vacuum formed ABS seat pan with anatomical contours and unique (Patented) recesses for “sitting bones” & “tail bone” to create BodyBilt’s seat-pressure reduction system.
Single density foam. Increased seat foam thickness with multiple densities and pressure reducing “pockets”. Available memory-type foam to further enhance comfort.
Flat seat pans offering no reduction in seated pressure on the main sitting bones. “ISH DISH” – Air pocket formed in certain seat pans to reduce the pressure on the ischial tuberosities, the main sitting bones (Hip Bones) and the coccyx (Tail Bone). This is unique to BodyBilt seating.
No or limited options increase or decrease seat depth. 2 options available for increasing seat depth to properly fit each person’s femur length. Back Depth Adjustment & Seat Slider offers a 2.5″ & 2” depth adjustment range.
One size seat to fit all body types and sizes. 6 different seat pans. Since no two people are built exactly alike, BodyBilt can fit the chair to the person, rather than expect the person to fit the “one size fit all” chair.
NA Petite model for persons under 5’ 2” tall
NA Stretch model for persons over 6’ 2” tall
Big & Tall model for persons up to 500 lbs.
BACK: Most chairs come with backs that place the lumbar in a fixed position, with no or limited adjustments in height Standard VAM (Vertical Adjustment Mechanism) allows the lumbar to be positioned in one of 8 positions throughout a 4-1/2” range.
No or limited option to increase or decrease the amount lumbar support. Optional Air Lumber provides individual customization of lower back support to relieve stretched ligaments, muscle fatigue, vertebrae misalignment and pinched discs.
One Size Back Rest to fit all body types, sizes and back problems.
4 different back options with multiple options to fit the person, job type and (most importantly) help relieve back pain.
ARMS: Usually have only one option for arms, with no adjustments or only height adjustment that doesn’t conform to each person’s individual requirements. Standard 4-Arm offers 4 different adjustments (height, width, 360 o pivot and forward/rear articulation) to fit the person’s needs for their specific task or body type.
Additional arm options: Optional Veritask arms are available with 12 different arm pad styles that fit into one arm support mechanism, increasing the flexibility in meeting a person’s requirements while controlling costs.
Seat Height: Most chairs only offer one type of gas cylinder option that doesn’t accommodate variations in a person’s height or work surface height placement. 4 different gas cylinders are available. Standard 5.5” range with optional “short cylinder” with 2.5” range, or chair / stool height options with 7.5” & 10” ranges
Structural Component Durability: Most chairs are made for single shift use, 8 hours per day using thinner metals and connections. Many chairs have fasteners connected to wood or plastic. Most do not include a front seat pan stabilizer bar and heavy gauge or 1/4″ plate metal. 1/4” Steel Seat Pan Front Support Wing Steel (Stabilizer Bar)
Backrest Post Support Material: 1/4” steel
Armrest Bracket Reinforcement Bar: 11 gauge steel
– All BodyBilt chairs models offer total metal to metal connections. ”I-Series” chairs are made for shift uses 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. They include additional steel structures in seat pan and mechanism to give maximum strength. Heavy duty Tilt Mechanisms.
Most chairs are tested to a maximum weight capacity of 250 lbs.
Weight capacity is for standard chairs are 300 lbs . “S-Series” chairs are warranted for up to 500 lbs.
MEDICAL NEEDS: Meet specific medical needs.
BodyBilt chairs are certified Medical Devices by the FDA.
Twelve Point Posture Control System
Specifically Suited for Tasking
Proportionate Controls to fit the Individual Worker
Pneumatic Seat Height Adjustment
Ease-touch Back Height V.A.M.
Fully Articulating Arm
Five Different Pressure Reducing Contoured Seat Pans
Optional Memory Foam in Seated Surface
Optional Memory Foam in Backrest Surface
Ergonomically Contoured Seat Pans with Waterfall Edges & Leg Wells
Differential 2″ + .5″ + .5″ Foaming Process to Extend Life & Increase Comfort
Independent Seat Tilt & Backrest Angle Adjustment
Backrest Height Adjustment (4″ height range)
Armrest Height, Angle & Swivel Adjustment
Armrest Width Adjustment (4″ range)
Forward Tilt and Rocking Motion with Infinite Locking mechanism
Padded, Soft Black Vinyl Arm Pads
Twelve (12) Different Armrest Options
Five-Star Base with 4 different (2-Stage) Cylinder Heights Available
Hooded Carpet Casters
Optional Air Lumbar
Optional Fixed Lumbar Support
Optional Dry Flotation Technology Cushion (ROHO) for Seat
Optional Fixed Thoracic Support
Sustainable Design / Modularity – Parts Interchangeability
Heavy Duty metal Structural Components
Heavy Duty Tilt Mechanisms
HUB / Diversity Certified
Waterfall Seat and Back Edges
Extensive Independent Studies have been conducted to show the increased value of BodyBilt chairs to the majority of working environments. Here are just two:
• The Internal Revenue Service conducted its own in-house study to track the increased productivity within 2 separate studies, in which only the chair was replaced. The operator in each case was a data entry operator on permanent staff, well-experienced in his/her job function. Production histories for each employee were available, measured in terms of documents per hour. While a portion of this improvement in production was possibly due to some increase in the production rate, each operator expressed the opinion that a good portion of the increase was due to the operator being more comfortable (in their seating posture), thereby being able to produce for longer periods without the need to move around, take a break, etc.
In their conclusion, the IRS realized an average of 8% increase in productivity .
This 8% increase in productivity with an employee earning $14,203 per year, with a chair cost of $550, shows an average monthly savings of $94.68 per employee.
This average savings means the chair pays for itself in less than 6 months .
• In 2004, the Ergonomics Center of North Carolina conducted an independent study measuring the Peak Pressures exerted on the main sitting bones (ischial tuberosities) and the thigh region.
Their conclusion states:
“This experiment demonstrated the superiority of the BodyBilt office chair seat pans over their competitors. The BodyBilt seat pans surpassed competitor seat pans in most categories of analysis, including peak pressure minimization and contact area maximization. It was equally effective with competitor seat pans in discomfort limitation”.
“The seat pan contour and urethane foam combination of the BodyBilt seat pan is recommended over the Brand X and Brand Y seat pan because it significantly reduced peak pressure and increased contact area of the buttock and thigh. Additional research may be needed to further explore the effect of foam type and seat pan contour on pressure distribution and discomfort measures”.
BodyBilt Seating Articles
Questions and Answers, ErgoSolutions Magazine, ErgoBiz Perspectives Matt Prochaska, VP & Plant Director, ErgoGenesis, LLC., addresses the business case for ergonomic seating.
ErgoSolutions Magazine: How have the benefits of ergonomic seating been measured through cost/benefit analyses?
Matt Prochaska: There have been many studies done to determine the benefits of ergonomic seating. Without a doubt over recent years the use of ergonomics in the work-place has been questioned, probed, measured, and in many cases applied. In general, applied ergonomics can be demonstrated in many different aspects of the every day environment of the American worker, be that the boardroom to the mailroom, architect to air traffic controller. One of the ways ergonomics can be applied to the workspace is through that of the ergonomic chair. The quantitative benefits derived from the use of ergonomic seating have been studied, and measured. Then there are those less tangible qualitative benefits that can be acquired through an ergonomic environment, such as reduced turnover, improved morale, and improved quality of work life.
Here are some specifics:
Dr. T.J. Springer, president of Springer and Associates, demonstrated that the performance of State Farm Insurance clerical workers improved as much as 15% with ergonomically acceptable workstations and seating.
In a study done at the University of Miami, Dr. Marvin Dainoff reported from his laboratory work that the keystroke rate for entry-tasks increased five percent when workers were moved from an ergonomically unacceptable environment to one that was ergonomically correct. The performance of office workers at Blue Cross-Blue Shield was shown to improve with the move to an ergonomically enhanced environment, resulting in an over-all productivity improvement of 4.4%.
The Norwegian State Institute studied the incidence of back discomfort among office workers. After improvements to work station layout and seating, back related absenteeism was halved, turnover was reduced from 40% to 5%, and 40% of employees on disability leave returned to work.
The Internal Revenue Service performed a study on productivity and found that those seated workers that sat in an ergonomically correct chair (which was a BodyBilt chair in the actual study) were on average 8% more productive than their counterparts that did not. The importance of this data is underscored when it is recognized that muscular sore-ness is the second-greatest cause of absenteeism, after the common cold.
The direct economic impact of improving human productivity in the office is tremendous. Ergonomic office furniture, and environments are not a panacea. What ergonomics can do is provide the foundation for effective management, and trained people to per-form at their best level. The percentage of human costs to all other costs pushes the business community toward investing in ergonomic environments.
Based on these findings, I believe that proper ergonomic seating is actually an invest-met for a company as opposed to an expense. Employers and Managers should take this information seriously, as it represents an impressive way to improve a company?s bo t-tom line. Truly, purchasing ergonomic seating is a “win-win” proposition as it increases a company?s profitability while making the employee feel appreciated and recognized while lowering the potential for missed work and repetitive stress injuries which will benefit the company and the employee?s quality of life. That?s why I believe that providing proper ergonomic seating makes good business sense.
ErgoSolutions Magazine: What are some of the “less tangible” benefits realized through the use of ergonomic seating?
Matt Prochaska: Certainly the most tangible benefits of ergonomic seating are less injuries and increased productivity resulting in happier and healthier employees and better profitability for a “for-profit” company or better realization of goals for the “non-profit” organization.
Less tangible benefits include better working conditions for employees, increased morale via the recognition and appreciation shown to the employee when the employer recognizes their need for proper equipment. Valuing employees and their work can be shown in many ways. Managers and employers can truly show how they value an employee by providing the very best in seating, as the office chair is the most integral part of the employee?s comfort during the work day. Also significant yet unrealized by many is the decrease in health-related costs associated with a complete ergonomic program, with the foundation of that program being an ergonomic chair. During this time of “empowerment” in the workplace, employers can realize goals and objectives by paying themselves back through the investment of a good ergonomic chair. ROI (Return on Investment) ratios can be significant through these tangible and even less tangible benefits.
ErgoSolutions Magazine: How can businesses begin their own cost/benefit analysis of ergonomic seating and applications?
Matt Prochaska: A company interested in really measuring the value and ergonomic status of its work environment can begin by collecting baseline data from a select group of employees. Using their present work environment, measure criteria such as the number of complaints of soreness associated with work tasks, number of sick days, frequency and length of rest periods, morale and volume of work completed. This data should be collected for a pre-determined length of time.
Next, introduce the ergonomic equipment, such as seating, desks, and keyboards into the work environment. Personal instruction should be given to each employee on how to use, and adjust the equipment. Permit a definite length of time to ran-spire to allow the employees in the study group to acclimate to the new environ-met. Then these same individuals can be observed, and data collected in contrast to the baseline assessment.
Introduce several different models into the environment for hands-on testing. After the initial work environment assessment, introduce your ergonomic feature and/or features into the workplace including those manufactured by several different suppliers. Rotate the ergonomic products within the work-study group, allowing each employee to test or try each different model. Then poll the employees on which models they prefer. It’s a good idea to preset criteria for the employees which can be used to “grade” the different manufacturer models. And keep in mind there are many extremely qualified professional ergonomic consultants out there to help design an ergonomics plan for your company.
Today, the decision isn’t whether or not ergonomics is needed, but which ergonomic product and/or products are the best cost vs. ROI for the employer.
BodyBilt ergonomic office chairs at GSA Federal and Local Government pricing. BodyBilt office chairs in Austin, Texas, 512-651-3581 and around the world – 911 Emergency Call Center Seating – 24-7 Chair – Control Room – Intensive Use Chairs – Obese Chairs – Bariatric Chairs – Leg Numbness- Petite Chairs by Ergogenesis in Austin Texas and shipping throughout the US