Ergonomic

  • Specialized has teamed up with Carbon, to create a 3D-printed saddle that's comfier than "old school" foam-filled models.
  • ​Several years ago, thanks to the claimed health benefits of standing desks, quite a few startup companies were making the things. Now, a group of Chicago-based entrepreneurs have come out with their own unique take on the technology, in the form of the successfully-Kickstarted DeskView.
  • Back in 2014, we reviewed a product known as Togs – they're bolt-on levers that allow mountain bikers to maintain a grip when riding with their thumbs on top of the handlebars. Now, reportedly in response to user demand, Togs' creators have come out with a version for drop bars.
  • The keyboard and mouse combo is the long-standing weapon of choice for players of first-person shooter games. Now a Chinese company called Ragnok is trying to ramp up the realism a bit with the Mousegun, a controller that’s designed to look and feel like the handle of a pistol.
  • ​According to researchers from the Vienna University of Technology, propelling conventional wheelchairs puts users' joints in unnatural and potentially injury-causing positions. They've developed what is claimed to be a more ergonomic alternative, in the form of a hand-cranked wheelchair.
  • ​Pain and numbness in the butt/crotch is a common complaint among cyclists, which has led to the development of various types of saddles that are claimed to address the problem. One of the latest, the Canadian-designed Airo Bike Seat, utilizes flexing "Wing-Springs" on either side.
  • Injuries and strains from repetitive computer use are all too common, which is why the new Logitech MX Vertical tries something a little different. The mouse is designed to be held in a more natural hand position, reducing effort and strain while keeping all the usual point-and-click functionality.
  • ​Normally, wheelchair users move themselves along by pushing the rims of the two large wheels forward. But installing a set of Rowheels allows them to pull back on the rims, and still move forward. Now the company behind Rowheels has started selling a fully-kitted out wheelchair – the Revolution.​
  • We all know that it's important to sit up straight, and to not stay seated for too long. With that in mind, researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institutes for Industrial Engineering and for Silicate Research have developed an LED-equipped stool that coaches people in their sitting.
  • Claiming to be the first major change in the business aircraft seat in 30 years, Bombardier Business Aircraft's new Nuage seat makes its debut on the company's Global 7000 aircraft. The new handcrafted seat incorporates a number of new features for greater comfort.
  • With lumbar support, a comfort saddle, high-rise bars and 4-inch fat tires to soak up the bumps, the Behemoth could be the most ergonomically focused e-bike we've seen. Plus it packs a thousand-watt mid drive motor to get just about anyone moving.
  • Some jobs on Ford's automotive assembly lines require workers to be constantly reaching overhead, and a whole day of doing so can really take a toll on the body. That's why the motor company has recently partnered with Ekso Bionics to trial an upper-body exoskeleton known as the EksoVest.