We all have to sit.

Dr. Turner Osler, a career academic trauma surgeon, started QOR360 to "change the way the world sits" by providing affordable active sitting.

We all spend a lot of time sitting. Probably more than we realize and certainly more than is good for us. We can’t easily change how much we sit, so the challenge is to change how we sit.

How did we get here?

After 30 years as a surgeon at the University of Vermont’s trauma center, Dr. Osler left the operating room and began a career as a research epidemiologist. This switch required hours of sitting at a computer, and despite trying a dozen different chairs, sitting all day caused him unrelenting back pain.

And he knew he wasn’t alone. Americans, on average, sit for nearly 10 hours a day, and 80% suffer from sitting-induced back pain. We sit to eat, watch TV, work at a desk… sitting is designed into our lives.

To Dr. Osler, sitting better meant being able to adjust his position freely, naturally, and comfortably in real time – moment to moment movement without adjustment knobs. Such movement would relieve back pain, as well as prevent the body from being passive.

Long story short: finding no such chair, he invented one.

“We believe everyone can benefit from active sitting, and that it can make our communities healthier, as a whole. We’re pretty sure you’re going to love active sitting.”

Dr. Turner Osler

About

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Expect more from your chair, and if you must sit, sit better.

Meet a few happy sitters

"After 34 years of practice helping people in pain caused by sitting all day this is the best solution I have found."

Dr. Brad Weiss

Chiropractor, Performance Health Network

“From the moment I sat in it, they couldn't get me out.”

SETH LAFFAL

Sr. Systems Lead

“If you sit in this chair eight hours a day, you are bound to lose weight.”

Ken Liatsos

Founder, People Making Good PR

Meet Our Team

CEO & Founder

Turner Osler, MD


Turner is the CEO and Founder of QOR360. Dr. Osler is an academic trauma surgeon turned research epidemiologist who has published over 300 peer-reviewed medical papers and book chapters. As a physician who’s suffered from a tyranny of conventional chairs for most of his life, Dr. Osler’s quest for a healthier way to sit led him to develop The Eccentric Bicylinder, a shape that is central to QOR360’s ergonomic, healthy, and active seating products.

COO & Founder

Lex Osler


Lex is the co-founder and COO of QOR360. A frequent competitor and winner of various local and national startup pitching competitions, Lex’s entrepreneurial drive has him running day to day operations for QOR360 and developing and implementing strategy to bring the life changing concept of active sitting to as many people as possible. A graduate of Cornell University, he majored in Computational Biology with a minor in English. Lex is into fitness and tries to be as active as possible, but when he has to sit, QOR360 is his seat of choice.

Furniture Designer

Karl Doege


Karl has been designing furniture most of his adult life. Not giving much thought to the hazards of sitting until Turner turned him on to the idea that “sitting will kill you,” Karl now figures that solving the “sitting problem” is a challenge worth taking on and is proud to be part of the QOR360 revolution.

Industrial Designer

Erik Cooper


Erik is an Industrial designer, fabricator, and creative problem solver extraordinaire. Following a degree from Pratt Institute, Eric built sets and scenery on Broadway, created architectural metalwork for multiple locations in NYC, and began fabricating high-end, custom-design, Ducati Motorcycles. With years of design and fabrication experience, Erik brings a commitment to merge creativity, manufacturability and beauty for all of QOR360’s products.

Movement & Wellness Educator

Uwe Mester


Uwe Mester has been a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher® (FGNA), educator and kinesthetic consultant for over a decade. Uwe guides people in the awareness of their movement patterns with the goal of increased ease, comfort and grace and he is especially interested in the optimal use of the skeleton in the field of gravity while sitting. Uwe has been a tireless beta tester and his kinesthetic awareness is a guiding force in introducing the eccentric bicylinder to dynamic sitting.

Director of Business Development

Jim Olsen


Jim’s business life started as an eight year old newsboy, and continued in the printing, publishing and marketing industries. He has managed legal publishing companies, printing companies, trade associations and trade shows. As the nation’s leading evangelist for digital printing and marketing, he lectured across North America. Jim is involved in all aspects of our business – including trade shows, direct sales, and business planning.

Brand Manager & Graphic Designer

Gina Brightwell


Gina is a graphic designer and brand manager, working with QOR360 to help spread the word about active sitting and their beautifully designed chairs. With many years of experience in design, marketing, brand management, plus a love for fitness, she is excited to see QOR360’s unique active sitting technology make its way into homes and offices, everywhere!

Marketing Strategist

Chris Dekmar


Chris is a marketing strategist who is eager to show the world how active sitting can improve their life. He has worked with many e-commerce businesses to improve their SEO / SEM results and onsite shopping experience.

Communications Specialist

Jess DelVirginia


Jess is a strategic communications specialist, and focuses on public relations, strategy, and social media for QOR360. She runs her own firm, Insite Strategy in New York City from the comfort of her Ariel chair.

Product Development and Sourcing

Steve Gladstone


Steve has spent his career helping consumer brands to design, develop, manufacture and sell their products—turning ideas into real products. He spends his time at QOR360 working with the team to build a better chair and improve the way the world sits.

Taiwanese Representative

Carlos Vergne


Carlos is a Haverford College grad with experience in the Chinese marketing world. He uses his trilingual abilities to liaison with our manufacturing partners and to bring the idea of active sitting to Taiwan. Currently he is endeavoring to become a master of Chinese Chess, and plays exclusively while sitting on the Ariel.

Designer & CNC Master

Tim Peters


Tim has long been interested in design, woodworking, the muscle that a CNC router brings to any production problem. A graduate of the University of Vermont, Tim has been a driving force in figuring out the aspects that turn a good chair design into a great one. Tim’s out of the shop time goes to his sailboat, his hockey habit, and his dog.

Head of Human Wellbeing

Bella Vanta


Bella is the head of our Human Wellbeing Department and makes sure everyone is stress-free and happy. When she isn't hard at work at QOR360 she enjoys chasing squirrels, napping by the fire, and going for runs with our COO.

Human Wellbeing Intern

Suki Kabuki


Suki is learning the ropes from Bella and takes her job very seriously. When she isn't making people smile she is eating anything in sight, including toilet paper on occasion.

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