Saturday, July 21, 2007

Suffering from Furnitosis? Know the symptoms and how to combat them.

Steelcase coins the the cute term "furnitosis" to describe a variety of symptoms resulting from working with furniture ...

"Furnitosis is a condition that affects thousands in the workplace, but it largely goes undiagnosed. It’s a treatable malady born from ill-fitting, unsightly office furniture.

Symptoms

Knot Neck- a twisting of the neck that forms the muscles into the shape of a half-hitch knot or double lineman’s loop. Caused by stiff office chairs that force awkward seating positions for hours at a time. Fortunately, Furnitosis is an easy condition to remedy.

Blimp Arm- an overdevelopment of the forearm muscles due to height- adjustable desks that put up a fierce fight when raising or lowering the desk’s surface. to support your spine."    (Continued via Steelcase)    [Usability Resources]

Symptoms of Furnitosis - Usability, User Interface Design

Symptoms of Furnitosis

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