The unique design of theFocal Upright Locus Seat has completely broken the mold from traditional ergonomics and your old-fashioned desk chair - adding new elements of movement and posture that completely remove the health risks associated with sitting. You don’t sit on the Locus Seat - you lean into it, and move with it, and the results are invigorating!
Movement: Never stop moving - even when you "sit"
The science is very clear: excess sitting and a sedentary lifestyle deteriorate health and shorten life-span, and even an hour-a-day of exercise isn't enough to counteract the effects. To be truly active and healthy, you have to maximize your "Non-Exercise Activity". Pair the Locus Seat with your standing desk, and you now have the ability to move and stay active for ALL hours of your work day.
See how the Locus works in action:
Galen Cranz, Ph.D., the woman who literally wrote the book on the chair, says it best, "the fundamental problem in chair design is the right angle seated posture. No amount of ergonomic tinkering will solve the problem. The right-angle paradigm itself needs to be challenged.” The Locus Seat shatters the right-angle paradigm. You don’t sit on the Locus Seat; you lean into it. When you do, your body is supported in a neutral posture that will have you saying, “Ahh…"
Here's a little more info about the concept of Focal Upright's Active Seating:
I have a bad back and was hopeful this would be helpful. It hasn't been. I've given it a fair trial but now it's just in the way
It is a quality standing seat made with quality materials. The seat itself is not comfortable for long periods because it cannot be adjusted flipping down enough. It stops at a point where you always have to use it like a bike seat sitting on it, but it would be better as just a support against your cheeks (not everyone has the same size rear for this seat). It might even benefit from a padded rail that supported your lumbar/lower back with a hip support (a comfortable, supported lean). The foot rest is good and the pad very thick.
I was instantly thrilled with how much more active and alive I felt sitting at this new, higher desk with the rock & roll backless seat. I stand up more during my work day and it feels like a welcome departure from being "stuck" in a chair and desk. Thanks again from a very happy customer to have ventured to buy a new, architectural space age work platform.
I love my Locus seat!! It's awesome. I work from home and I use it all day, every day. Love love love!!!
I have had major back problems over the past year and the company I work for purchased me a Locus Seat and desk. I was recently unable to use my seat for a few of weeks until a replacement seat could be shipped out directly from Focal. Honestly, my back gave a sigh of relief when I sat on this chair again. I never want to be without it again! I would not hesitate to purchase one of these seats if you have any type of back problem. It really worked for me!! Focal customer service rep (Amanda K) was the most pleasant and accomodating person to deal with! I was amazed at the efficient service we received! I would gladly deal with Focal Upright for any of their products! If it was possible, I would give them a ten star rating rather than five!!