Swopper Classic - Changing The Way We Sit !

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The Swopper is the first ergonomic office seat ever designed that moves and exercises your spine and muscles while you sit - in all three dimensions; forward, backward, sideways, as well as vertically. 

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How the Swopper Revolutionised Sitting !

Developed and produced by aeris GmbH in Germany by husband and wife team Joseph (an engineer) and Dorle (a world famous physio) Gloeckl, the Swopper was designed to help people relieve their back and spinal problems, and overcome the challenges our bodies face with static sitting.

It is the only seat in the world that can adapt to all three dimensions of human movement. This means that the Swopper moves forward, backward, sideways, all the way around, as well as up and down! You can also adjust the tension and movement of the spring, and change the lateral movement, so it can become more or less stable.

This movement, sometimes called "active sitting" or "sitting in motion" has been shown to be the basis for many beneficial health effects. A person no longer needs to lean forward towards the table and flex their spine to work, as the Swopper's flexible centre spring will bend forward, so there is no one-sided pressure on your intervertebral discs.

Ideal for the office and home, for physicians and therapists, artists, musicians and even corporate events and trade shows! The use of the chair is only limited by your imagination.

Features:

Sitting on a moveable surface requires the active use of the legs and torso, and the Swopper makes sitting fun and ergonomic in many ways:

  • Improves your posture through active sitting, relieving the pressure on painful discs.
  • Creates a fun way to sit, keeping the mind alert and focused.
  • Great for developing your core muscles (back and abdomen) - it is in fact a muscle toning device.
  • Improves nourishment to the intervertebral discs, keeping the spine uncompressed.
  • It helps promote circulation to your lower extremities, overcoming the muscle fatigue associated with sedentary work.
  • Actively assists lymphatic flow.
  • Anthracite black base with metal and padded glides OR anthracite black base with pressure off locking casters
  • Load capacity MEDIUM Spring: 60 - 120 kg
  • A SMALL spring optimised for 40-70kg is available as a custom order

Specifications

Colour:

  • Available with a stylish anthracite black base.
  • Black, blue, red or terracotta micro-fibre fabric with matching spring coil
  • Custom colours can be ordered in grey, sand, violet or pistacchio. Black leather also available. Call us freecall 1800-615-666 for more details.

Adjustments:

  • Height adjustment
  • Spring tension adjustment
  • Lateral (side to side) adjustment

BIFMA e3 & ETL Environmental VOC Certified

  • Meets BIFMA e3 2012 Furniture Sustainability Standard for Commercial Furniture
    Certification # US1-BIFMAe3level-0000345RO
  • Conforms to ANSI/BIFMA Furniture Emissions Standards for Office Furniture Systems (M7.1/X7.1-2011)
    Certification # US1-ETLVOC-0000024R0

Specifications:

  • Quality control approval # TÜV: M97 114 85 E01
  • The Swopper bears the GS symbol, certified as a chair. So it complies with device safety regulations and can be used anywhere, including offices and public institutions.
  • The Swopper is fully recyclable (except the gas operated compression spring)
  • Height range 45 - 68cm (22" to 27.5")
  • Seat diameter: 40cm (16")
  • Base ring diameter: 54cm (21.5")
  • Chair weight unboxed: 11 kg(23lbs)
  • Load capacity MEDIUM Spring: 60 - 120 kg
  • A SMALL spring optimised for 40-70kg is available as a custom order
  • Made from aluminium die casting, plastic injection moulding, steel, foamed material.
  • Seat cover: Alcantara polysuede fabric


Using your Swopper:

Start slowly.

We recommend you start with 30 minutes of continuous use, and gradually build up each day by the same amount, depending on your level of fitness. Because you are actively using your muscles, it is important you do not go straight into doing an hour on the first day!

Warranty Information

Three year limited warranty:

  • Three years on seat structures (spring, seat frame, height adjustment seat frame)
  • One year on seat cushion and seat fabric

Shopping with Confidence!

We appreciate that you want to shop with confidence online. And so Bad Backs wishes to confirm the importance we place on your privacy, security, our returns policy and customer service support.

Should you choose to shop in-store, visit one of our stores in Melbourne, Sydney or Perth. Click here for our store locations.

A Great Solution to a Common Problem

The Swopper supports the weight of the pelvis and facilitates the proper use of the sit bones, encouraging an easeful distribution of weight. The movement of the seat sends a continual subtle message to "move up" which keeps the spine from slumping in a C curve, and the seat responds individually to the weight and body movement of each user. Tension is released throughout the shoulders and back.

This is an ideal chair for people whose work involves long periods of sitting as well as for those who have injured their backs.

Please note

This item is unreturnable unless faulty or damaged. Please refer to our returns policy for further information.

Reviews

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"Many acute and chronic back problems are due to lack of movement. A very good way of preventing this is to integrate movement into everyday life, especially everyday life in the office. The swopper provides a unique combination of sitting and moving. That is why I use it in my practice." (Posted on 6/07/2016)
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"The swopper follows each movement of the body and at the same time encourages it to change its position. The active-dynamic sitting on the swopper activates in particular the vestibular-kinaesthetic (balance and movement) functions, whereby our proprioceptors are exercised in a complex manner. This improves the underlying basis for attentive, concentrated working." (Posted on 6/07/2016)
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"Sitting at a desk is normally a nightmare for me. I cannot stop fidgeting and find that, even with good posture, after a while, I am uncomfortable. This is in part due to an old herniated disc in my lumbar spine. Over the course of writing 17 books on Body Control Pilates I have experimented with countless 'back' chairs. Finally I have found one that enables me to fidget to my heart's content while keeping my back in good alignment and pain free...I cannot recommend the Swopper highly enough. It actually makes working at the desk fun!" (Posted on 6/07/2016)
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"Sitting at a desk is normally a nightmare for me. I cannot stop fidgeting and find that, even with good posture, after a while, I am uncomfortable. This is in part due to an old herniated disc in my lumbar spine. Over the course of writing 17 books on Body Control Pilates I have experimented with countless 'back' chairs. Finally I have found one that enables me to fidget to my heart's content while keeping my back in good alignment and pain free...I cannot recommend the Swopper highly enough. It actually makes working at the desk fun!" (Posted on 6/07/2016)
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"The musculoskeletal or locomotor system is the treated as a poor relation nowadays. We are built for movement and yet we have to sit the whole time. That is not really how it was planned. An intervertebral disc that you load and relieve, load and relieve - as is the case when you run - is only compressed and compressed and compressed when you constantly sit. If you have to sit, then you should sit actively, not passively.

Normally we have an executive chair with a backrest up to the ceiling. We are seated. That is harmful, because the muscles of the spine atrophy. The swopper office seat, for example, forces you to sit actively. You are continuously exercising your back, regardless of what you are doing - reaching for the mouse, keyboard or file - you have to keep your back muscles active all the time. You do not even notice it while working. All in all, that is the healthiest way to sit." (Posted on 6/07/2016)
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The Swopper, which can be easily adjusted to an individual's needs regarding sitting height, spring rigidity and horizontal movement, keeps the upper body muscles exercised in conjunction with the spine, prevents incorrect posture and also premature muscle fatigue due to the constant switch between the spring-based imposing and relieving of pressure.

This exercising action for the spinal muscles and the metabolism in the area of the intervertebral discs constitute a welcome preventative option in the fight against back pain. (Posted on 5/07/2016)
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