Evidence on the CoreChair and Active Sitting

You deserve the best. That’s why we have included safety, stability and durability as important design criteria. CoreChair has been designed, engineered and BIFMA tested to exceed one million extreme capacity cycles (exceeding industry standard) ensuring a long, active and dependable life that CoreChair supports with a 12 year warranty. Don't let it's modest appearance fool you -- there is advanced technology built into CoreChair.


Anatomy of CoreChair 


Ongoing research at esteemed institutions continue to validate the safety and benefits of the CoreChair.  Some of the studies completed to date include:

University of Waterloo

Dr. Callaghan’s research compared the posture of individuals sitting in the CoreChair versus a traditional office task chair. as well as a comparison between CoreChair and a properly fitted exercise ball in the recruitment of core stabilizing muscles. 

The outcomes concluded that CoreChair is just as effective at providing general postural support while being significantly more effective in providing pelvic support and preventing slumping of the pelvis and ascending spine. CoreChair was also determined to be equal to an exercise ball in the ability to recruit core stabilizing muscles thereby showing that the CoreChair is more efficient at introducing desired movement and an exercise opportunity, while providing optimal support.

           University of Guelph

Dr Leah Bent and her team determined that CoreChair was effective in reducing some of the physiological and cognitive outcomes associated with sitting still in traditional office task chairs. 

This four hour duration investigation discovered there was a significant reduction in calf circumference indicative of improved lower extremity blood flow and a significant reduction of errors commissioned utilizing a SART (Sustained Attention to Response Task) suggesting enhanced cognitive function with blood flow.

         Cornell University

Graduate students with guidance from Dr Alan Hedge,  investigated sitting pressure on CoreChair compared to a high end ergonomic office chair and discovered that CoreChair had more evenly dispersed weight thereby significantly lowering pressure points.

          Arizona State University  Mayo Clinic

In pursuit of practical solutions to increase activity in the battle to counteract obesity, Dr Levine and his team measured caloric burn, comparing outcomes of a traditional office task chair and CoreChair.

Results showed that the incidental movement from a CoreChair had a 20% increase in the calories you burn. 

NEAT Certified

The Mayo Clinic's NEAT (Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) certification program looks at solutions that will increase energy expenditure, even at low intensity, long durations, to combat obesity and the harmful physiological outcomes. 


CoreChair BIFMA Testing




To request copies of the full studies, contact CoreChair at info@corechair.com We love to share.



About CoreChair

Introduction to the CoreChair

Patrick's Story

With a degree in Kinesiology, the study of human body movement, Patrick has committed his personal life to an active and healthy lifestyle and pursued solutions to optimize this among others. 

                                                            Patrick Harrison on a Conference Call   Patrick Harrison Snowboarding 
Patrick's initial success was the development of a company that focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of specialized seating solutions for non ambulatory persons dependent on wheelchairs for mobility. Special Health Systems Ltd., was considered a leader in this field in North America as well as other global centers prior to the sale of this company in 1995 to US based Invacare Corporation. 
After the sale of this company, Patrick pursued many other entrepreneurial ventures that ranged from agricultural to philanthropic opportunities, but was drawn back to his passion to create solutions that would address physical challenges experienced by everyday people.
Patrick Harrison SHS
With the emerging awareness on the perils of sedentary lifestyle coupled with the musculoskeletal damage incurred by desk jockeys, Harrison was inspired by the number of persons who intuitively sought activity in their day at the office by taking an exercise ball to replace their traditional office chair.
Thus he began what became a 7 plus year project to create what is best described as a disruptive innovation by developing an active sitting chair that is now commercially known as CoreChair. 
                                                 Patrick Harrison Paddleboarding   Patrick Harrison IronMan  Patrick Harrison Surfing
Aware that human nature and the resistance to change is the biggest challenge that we all face, Patrick collaborated with Centers of Excellence such as the University of Waterloo, Mayo Clinic, Cornell University and others, to validate the efficacy of this design. 
In parallel, Patrick sought practical input from clinicians, health experts and everyday people to gain feedback on the design evolution to ensure a comfortable and effective solution. 
The result is a very high quality seating solution that challenges traditional doctrine of healthy workplace environments, with attention to detail on every day needs and value to those who use it. 

Our Core Design

The vision of CoreChair is to offer the world’s healthiest, ergonomic and therapeutic office chair. Paying little mind to convention or tradition, we chose to focus on you, the sitter. Our tech innovation focuses on optimal posture through core stabilization and movement that mobilizes key joints most affected by sitting. We made our seat highly sculpted to relieve pressure points, prevent sliding and deliver comfort. It works in conjunction with the low back, stabilizing the pelvis to optimize your sitting posture, reduce back pain and prevent slumping at your desk. Many of us are actively seeking therapeutic remedies to help reduce our back pain. Prolonged static sitting in traditional chairs (even high end ergonomic chairs) can result in uncomfortable back strain and lack of movement. Invest in your health with an innovative seating solution designed to harmonize your personal movement with your chair.




Our Strategic Partners

ACE Corporate Member: CoreChair Strategic Partner CAOT Corporate Partner - CoreChair Strategic Partner DMZ - CoreChair Strategic Partner GoodLife Fitness, GoodLife Rewards - CoreChair Strategic Partner HRPA (Human Resources Professionals Association) - CoreChair Strategic Partner    Adelaide Health Clinic             The Ultimate Health Podcast

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