Generation by Knoll Independent Ergonomic Evaluation

Introduction

Knoll, Inc. asked Dr. Tim Springer to provide an independent ergonomic evaluation of the Generation by Knoll chair. Springer is President and founder of HERO, Inc. (Human Environment Research Organization), a consulting practice specializing in research, ergonomics, workplace planning and workplace change management. Its focus is on developing workplace solutions that support work behaviors and yield improved performance.

Springer is recognized as one of the top two or three experts in the world on issues of knowledge worker performance, office ergonomics, work behavior and the work environment. With more than thirty years experience in research and consulting to a wide variety of organizations from Fortune 500 to small start-ups, Springer is one of those rare people who can back up their academic credentials with consulting expertise and real world experience.

This document contains Springer’s ergonomic assessment of Generation by Knoll. In this report, Springer not only analyzes the chair, but also provides insights on the current use of ergonomic standards and how the ergonomics of seating is evolving.

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