Most people can't avoid sitting for long periods of time. Many people spend a lot of time in their chairs due to their work hours, medical issues, or sedentary lifestyle. The way a person sits, the time he or she sits, and the way he or she sits has a huge impact on the quality of a person's life. Many chronic diseases are caused by improper sitting postures. When working, studying or even resting, people like to spend a long time sitting in chairs without standing up or moving around. Staying in one position for long periods can lead to several potential spinal problems, or more musculoskeletal disorders that may eventually hurt your mental health. It is concerning that many people do not realize that sitting for long periods or in the wrong way can lead to serious health problems. According to research, users can ease or avoid back pain if they sit correctly and change their posture frequently, especially the people who sit in front of a computer for a long time because of work or study needs. In this project, I will introduce a body support device designed to encourage users to keep a healthy sitting posture and habit. This equipment is easy to learn how to use and convenient to use in their working place with the intention to improve their life quality and reduce and prevent the occurrence of spinal diseases.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Chair design; Sitting position; Human engineering; Back--Health and hygiene

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Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Industrial Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CAD)


Lorraine Justice

Advisor/Committee Member

Stan Rickel


RIT – Main Campus

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