BIOSWING Seating systems

Technologies for a new movement culture

Physicians, physiotherapists, sports scientists, yoga teachers and neurologists all agree on one thing:

regular movement is crucial for a fit and healthy body

Even the office chair industry is aware that dynamic and moving seating systems can make a valuable contribution to a working environment that promotes health.

The strategies used to bring about more movement while sitting vary widely, however.

Quality and perfection down to the finest detail!

BIOSWING – the intelligent, adaptive 3D movement technology

The ground-breaking invention of the BIOSWING oscillating element in the 1980s revolutionised how people sit in the office as well as sensomotor training and the realm of therapy. Where rigid joints between device and floor were previously the norm, there is now a patented, pendulum-like element with precisely defined damping that is able to reflect the body’s rhythmical cycles, continuously and with great effect.

An ingenious way to perfectly harmonise ergonomics, movement and rhythm – with the human body cleverly forming its core.

For a modern automobile, the following rule applies:

the more power is to be implemented on the road, the more important the quality of the chassis.The springs and dampers need to be coordinated precisely to ensure power transmission, comfort and safety in all situations and at all times.

Experts and connoisseurs consider this issue highly important as it can play a crucial role in the purchase of a vehicle.

For modern seating technology, there is a similar rule:

the adaptive 3D seat mechanism in the BIOSWING system decouples and reflects the movement impulses of the human body as it sits – precisely and consistently.

It has been designed to align with functional anatomy of the human body and the spectrum of movements it performs while sitting, and it thus automatically and harmoniously adjusts to the natural frequencies of 0.8 to 2.7 hertz.

Find out here what diverse effects this system has on a person’s health and performance.

You can’t outsmart the laws of physics – but you can put them to use intelligently and effectively.

While the majority of manufacturers opt for the ball principle (tilting principle), with a design that is easier to implement, BIOSWING technology uses a seat mechanism based on the pendulum principle (see image on right).

It has thus been possible to integrate “intelligent, physically effective movement control” into a chair.

This is because a pendulum works on the principle of harmonious and body-centred swinging movements.

Someone using ball-like or tilting movement solutions in their chair (see image on left) still needs to actively stabilise their body against gravity at all times. This is fully appropriate and useful for therapeutic purposes and for short sessions. Over prolonged periods, however, a movement solution based on the ball or tilting principle causes fatigue and also poses the risk of chronic pelvic misalignment.

Pendulum principle

Advantages of the BIOSWING pendulum principle

It has a body-centring and balancing effect
It has a rhythmical and rhythm-promoting effect
It acts automatically
Movements in the micro and macro range (sensorimotors)
Full concentration on the screen or documents
Alternation between tension and relief
Softer and more comfortable seating experience
No unphysiological side tilting, unlike the ball or tilting principle

Ball principle

The effect makes all the difference:

health, well-being and performance are automatically and continuously enhanced as you sit on the BIOSWING chair, and the seating experience is sublimely pleasant.

Take the opportunity to try it for yourself as soon as you can.

You can find out which BIOSWING is the right one for you with our many ergonomics experts in some 150 consulting companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Therapeutic use of BIOSWING technology:

the “BIOSWING Posturomed” (also based on the pendulum principle) is a sensomotor therapy, prevention and diagnostic device and has had a lasting influence on how practices are equipped, even producing its own independent therapy method: “postural pain therapy”.

More than 50,000 therapists in rehabilitation centres, clinics and physiotherapy practices use this technology every day:

the wide distribution in Germany, Austria and Switzerland has sustainably expanded the therapy processes in the areas of neuro-orthopaedic rehabilitation and sensomotor pain therapy.

The effectiveness of the BIOSWING system has been scientifically researched and verified repeatedly.

With MicroSwing, a measuring system developed for evaluating the results of therapy, even ultra-fine movement impulses can be charted and assessed. This measuring procedure can also be applied to the BIOSWING chair.

Watch the video to see the highly interesting findings that can be produced by sitting on the BIOSWING!

A visionary for over 50 years and still passionate about people’s well-being: Eduard Haider

The discoverer and inventor of the BIOSWING idea is full of energy even to this day when it comes to optimising workplaces and therapy facilities. At the Pullenreuth plant in Bavaria, he ensures with great charm and verve that each product is given the time and attention it needs to be perfect – every single day. In this way, each product is given a “soul”, so to speak.

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