Many users ergonomically tested the Aeron Chair
for comfort and it competed against the best office chairs available
on the market.
The designers sought expert advice from ergonomists, orthopaedic
specialists and physical therapists. They asked these experts
to evaluate the chair's motion, safety, comfort and ease of adjustments.
The designers collected Anthropometric Data by measuring people
across the country with specialist equipment. They collected all
sorts of data including such measurements as the distance from
the heel to the hollow at the back of the knee (popliteal height)
and forearm length.
The 'Pellicle' material was tested in order to find out where
the pressures would be exerted and how the weight of a body could
be evenly distributed throughout the material. Tests were also
conducted to investigate how well the material allowed both heat
and moisture to dissipate (disperse) from the chair's seat
The results of these tests and the opinions of the experts enabled
the designers to develop and improve their design concept.