When you're choosing the best ergonomic computer chair, first look at the base and wheels. The wheels, or casters, should be durable and roll fluidly as well as be attached firmly to five arms, or pedestals. This type of construction typically offers the sturdiest support and best balance. Next, check the lower seat, or pan, of an ergonomic computer chair you're considering purchasing to see how easy it is to adjust. Finally, and most importantly, make sure the chair's seat and backrest are well-padded as well as supportive.
The lower backrest section of ergonomic seating should support the spine so there is no hollow space left between the small of the back and the chair. For the best possible support, especially if an ergonomic computer chair will have multiple users, choose a model with not only an adjustable seat, but the same feature in the backrest as well. While they may not be that easy to find, ergonomic office chairs with a completely reclining backrest are often worth searching for as these can give the back a chance to be stretched out during breaks. The ergonomic office chair you choose should definitely be able to swivel easily.
Models of ergonomic computer chair with an easy to reach lever to adjust the seat height are preferable to the type that can only be adjusted with the user standing. Being able to adjust the seat while seated can make the adjusting process easier as well as more convenient. If you're purchasing the ergonomic chair for multiple users, make sure that even the shortest person will be able to adjust the seat so that his or her feet can be flat on the floor. Also select a chair with a large enough seat so it will be comfortable for every computer user and not dig into anyone's upper thighs, which may interfere with proper leg circulation.
Additional features to consider when buying an ergonomic office chair are an easy clean cover, armrests and a footrest. A footrest for an ergonomic computer chair may help align the whole body better. Ergonomic footrests may not fit under all desk areas, so it's important to consider that before purchasing any of these. Armrests aren't usually used often by computer users, but people who do a lot of online reading while sitting at a desk might benefit from having them. The upholstery fabric cover of the padded backrest and seat of an ergonomic office chair should be durable and easy to keep clean.