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HÅG in Balance® Chair Mechanism Explained

The HÅG in Balance® is the unique feature of HÅG chairs. This is how it works, and how it will benefit you.

How it works

A central tilting point ensures that you always sit in balance. It's where the chair naturally pivots, providing the best starting point for movement.

The seat and backrest of the chair are joined at a fixed angle. the front end of the seat tilts upwards when you lean backwards, then down when you lean forward towards your desk. This helps prevent slouching, the single most common source of back injuries while seated.

It's effortless to tilt forward and backwards using your legs to control your movements.

How this benefits you

  • It's easy to vary your position as part of your natural workflow.
  • You're in continuous movement without you having to think about it.
  • More leg movement means better blood circulation.

How this affects you

  • You feel more comfortable
  • You have more energy and focus throughout long workdays
  • You reduce the health risk associated with sitting for too long

What studies have proven

In 2015, a study was conducted at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. It revealed that 73% of people who sat in a HÅG SoFi chair (with HÅG in Balance), reached levels of movement classified as "light human activity". In other words, not sedentary. This outperforms a conventional dynamic synchro chair at 33%.

In 2004, a study at the Aker University Hospital in Oslo, Norway, revealed that a HÅG chair, with its centre tilt mechanism activated, has these advantages:

  • It enables four times more foot controlled movement than a similar chair that's  in locked position.
  • It prevents the swelling of the lower legs, normally caused by sitting still for extended periods of time.