Gesture is a new office chair that takes an interesting approach to bad posture. The worst part of bad posture is that our bodies are kinda hanging out in space without proper support, or don’t fit with more rigid chairs ergonomically. Gesture takes a pragmatic approach, creating a chair that will move and adapt to support the different kinds of positions you take when using different kinds of devices, instead of encouraging traditional good posture.
The chair is based on observational research, which identified nine kinds of sitting positions taken when we use notebooks, tablets, and smartphones while seated. The back promises to offer support in any position, while the armrest can move along with your arm while you’re doing things like texting or using a tablet. The only problem I can see is that it doesn’t seem like this (or any) chair will do much for bad posture when leaning forward, so try not to take the hunched over position too much.
Gesture should be available this fall, for an as-yet undisclosed price.