I’ve been researching office chairs that allow for safety and mobility. Basically I need a chair for someone with a brain injury and eventually my mom who has Parkinson’s disease that will roll when the person is seated and will lock and not roll when the person stands/sits in the chair.
The first and simplest solution, braking casters.
- “Safety casters with an internal brake prevents wheels from rolling freely when the user stands up. Allows smooth effortless chair rolling while seated. Minimizes chair movement when no weight is applied.” Basically I believe these are considered decompression brakes on the casters, decompression brakes unlock the caster when weight is applied
- “Safety casters with reverse brake prevents wheels from turning freely when the user is seated. Provides smooth rolling chair movement when no weight is applied.” These I believe are compression lock casters and lock the wheel when weight is applied.
Both of these types of casters are recommended to improve safety for someone who has difficulty with rolling chairs getting away from them. I’m not sure which one would be the safest. I have attempted to find videos of how these casters work but with no success.
Below is an amazon link to the safety casters with an internal brake which seems to be the most recommended of the two casters. If anyone tries them out please let us know your thoughts.
Before putting them on my mom’s chair I’ll be ordering both types of casters and trying them on my chair. Stay tuned for the video.
Has anyone else tried either of these caster types?
Quick note: IKEA had an office chair with braking casters that got horrible reviews, I think it was taken off the market because the casters didn’t roll.
As far as safe office chairs with a brake, this throne is the king. This office chair is the safest, most functional chair I’ve found after loads of searching.
The Vela Tango Office Chair, this chair comes in a high end model with all the bells and whistles and a lower end model with less features. Watch the video to really see this chair in action.
|Vela Tango Safety Chair|
Watch this video to see how cool this chair really is:
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