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3M
AliMed
Ergo Systems
ErgoWare
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From boxes and binders under the table to massaging, adjustable products, footrests can reduce leg strain and promote circulation. 

In order to position yourself at the correct height for your upper body (keyboard and monitor interaction), you may need to raise your chair. By doing so, there may be excessive strain on the legs and lower back if your feet can longer comfortably rest on the floor. To compensate, perhaps you slouch or scoot forward on your chair, which are unhealthy postures.

A footrest should position your knees to roughly form a 90 degree angle. This will increase circulation in the lower legs by allowing you to keep both feet firmly supported. Adjustable footrests offer the most flexibility.


Other Commentaries and Information

Pros and Cons of Footrests
by Chris Grant, PhD, CPE
http://www.ur-net.com/office-ergo/pros&.htm#Footrests

IBM Healthy Computing: Accessories - Foot Rests
http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/healthycomputing/footrest.html

AliMed's How to Choose Footrests
http://www.alimed.com/cgi-bin/how.cgi?page=e143


3M Adjustable Footrest3M Stationary & Office
Supplies Div
Bldg 230-25-13
Prosperous Pi Ste 5B
St Paul, MN 55144-1000
(612) 733-9322 or (800) 332-7483, Fax: (612) 733-5754
innovation@mmm.com
http://www.mmm.com/office

3M Adjustable Foot Rest

  • Estimated Price:  Investigating . . .
  • Ideal for those whose feet do not rest comfortably on the floor once chair is adjusted to proper height
  • Independent height and angle adjustment maximizes proper body posture to reduce strain and fatigue on legs, back, and neck.
  • Angle adjustment allows user to move legs and feet to improve circulation.
  • Extra wide 22" platform with exclusive 3M Safety-Walk slip-resistant surface provides a stable, sturdy, and comfortable base of support.

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Dec'97)

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AliMed
297 High Street, Dedhan, MA 02026
(800) 225-2610, Fax: (800) 437-2966
http://www.alimed.com

See website or order a catalog for more information on these products

AliMed Ergo FootrestErgo FootRest

  • Estimated Price:
    • Standard - $34.96
    • Hi-Rise - $39.95

For those long hours of work at your desk. Rest your feet on the elevated FootRest and feel the difference. Elevates, tilts and rocks to relieve strain on the lower back and thighs. Promotes circulation, increases comfort and lessens fatigue. Chrome-plated steel frame with nonskid rubber pad. Standard Ergo FootRest is 19" W by 15" D by 4" H. It is best for people over 5' 3" tall. Hi-Rise Ergo FootRest is 19" W by 15" D by 6" H. Best for people 5' 3" and under.

 

AliMed ComfortTread FootrestComfortTread Height Adjustable Footrest

  • Estimated Price:  $42.95

Smoothly tilts and rocks 15 degrees forward and back for comfortable support and lower limb exercise. Three height adjustments 4", 5-1/2" and 6-1/2", provide perfect positioning for any height worker. High impact plastic. Textured surface prevents slipping. Gray. 14"D x 18"W.

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Nov'97)

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Ergo Systems, Inc.
71 George Street, East Hartford, CT 06108
(860) 282-9767,  Fax: (860) 289-2386
ergosystems@ergosystems.com
http://www.ergosystems.com

ErgoSystems Adjustable FootrestAdjustable Footrest

  • Models:
    • FR61, 3" high
    • FR62, 6" high

FEATURES

1. Automatically adjusts to accommodate any desired angle.
2. Compensates for higher seat position by providing elevated foot support.
3. Platform made of 3/8" high density MDS wood.
4. Platform is covered with 100% textured rubber tread to prevent slipping or increased wear.
5. Available in black only.

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Feb'98)

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ErgoWare FootrestErgoWare
L B Innovators, Inc.
1-888-ERGOWARE
ergoware@nmia.com 
http://www.ergoware.com

Foot Rest

  • Estimated Price: $52.00

A chair correctly positioned for the upper body could be a source of strain on the lower body. Much of this strain is caused by a chair which is too high for the user's feet to rest flat on the floor. A Foot Rest solves this problem by raising the surface the user's feet rest on. The ErgoWareŽ brand Foot Rest offers a unique solution by incorporating rolling balls into an adjustable foot rest. These balls massage the feet and improve circulation while reducing strain on the legs and back.

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Dec'97)

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ISE International Source for Ergonomics
950 Warden Ave., Scarborough, Ontario, CN Ml L 4E3
(416) 759-2929 or (800) 463-7731, Fax: (416) 759-9272
ve@visual-ergonomics.com
http://www.visual-ergonomics.com

 

Foot Rest

Provide support for your tired feet

  • rocking action promotes circulation
  • reduce strain on legs and thighs
  • durable steel,wood and rubber construction

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Nov'98)

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