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6/5/2024 | WIRED The 13 Best Office Chairs

Sitting at a desk for hours? Upgrade your WFH setup and work in style with these comfy WIRED-tested seats.

2/15/2024 | Home Business Essentials for Revamping Your Home Office in 2024

Revamping your home office can enhance productivity, boost creativity, and create a more comfortable and inspiring.

2/14/2024 | Step-by-Step Business Changing How We Sit with QOR360’s Ergonomic Innovation

Changing How We Sit with QOR360’s Ergonomic Innovation

9/13/2023 | Wall Street Journal Weirdly Shaped Office Chairs Are Popular on TikTok. Are They Actually Good for You?

The interest in ’80s-era active office chairs has brought them back into the conversation. Here, four that aim to improve your posture.

7/3/2023 | Architecture & Design Community 2023 International Architecture & Design Awards – QOR360 Ariel 2.0 Gold Winner

6/24/2023 | Vermont Business Magazine LaunchVT Demo Night celebrates entrepreneurs, awards cash and services

Vermont Business Magazine Over 300 business-minded community members gathered at Hula to support LaunchVT’s 2023 cohort at Demo Night, the program’s annual pitch competition and celebration of entrepreneurship.

6/19/2023 | Archiproducts QOR360 Launches The Tilt!

A new concept for active sitting from the Vermont-based brand

6/13/2023 | BENZINGA QOR360 Launches New Active Chair: The Tilt! at NeoCon in Chicago

QOR360, the Vermont startup changing the way the world sits with its active sitting solutions, today announced the launch of its newest product: the Tilt! at NeoCon in Chicago.

6/2/2023 | Floor Covering News NeoCon unveils 2023 trend forecast

NeoCon opens for its 54th edition here at The Mart June 12-14, 2023, offering tens of thousands of attendees an insider look into the driving forces behind design progress and what will shape shared spaces next.

5/19/2023 | Treatment Room Secrets #23 – Dr. Turner Osler: Active Sitting

Dr. Turner Osler, a seasoned academic trauma surgeon at the University of Vermont Medical Center, identified a pressing issue in our society that revolves around constant sitting. He noticed the negative impact of extended periods of static and unnatural posture, which not only affect our immediate health but can also curtail our lifespan.

4/25/2023 | Tangentially Speaking with Chris Ryan Episode 560 – Turner Osler, MD

Dr. Turner Osler studied anthropology at Princeton, before becoming a surgeon and research epidemiologist. After 30 years working at the University of Vermont’s trauma center, Dr. Osler left the operating room and began a career as a research epidemiologist, which required hours of sitting at a computer, resulting in unrelenting back pain. Being an expert on the spine, he decided to try to design a chair that would work with, rather than against human anatomy and physiology. So in 2016, Turner and his son, Lex, founded QOR360, where they design and manufacture chairs that engage the spine, rather than encourage atrophy.

3/15/2023 | Medscape More Physicians Pivot Their Careers to Find Balance and Happiness
This is one of the revelations in Medscape’s 2023 Physician Lifestyle & Happiness Report, which showed that physicians were happier before the pandemic and that 53% of those surveyed would be okay earning less pay if it meant they could have better work-life balance. In addition, the American Medical Association reports that 1 in 5 physicians plan on leaving their practices within 2 years.

3/1/2023 | human tonik 80 Health Professionals Share The Most Common Health Mistakes
The most common health mistake people make is sitting passively, slumped in front of a monitor, for most of their waking hours.

Not only does one’s posture suffer, but one’s core muscles atrophy.

1/7/2023 | Consumer Queen Setting Goals for the New Year: Our Favorite Products
Time to change how you sit. Swap out your old gaming or desk chair for the award winning Ariel, upgraded with user comfort in mind for an even better, all-day active sitting experience. The new Ariel 2.0 features a more stable, slightly less tippy ride, a cushier seat, and sleek new handles. The best, just got better.

1/2/2023 | Architecture Collection Architecture & Design Collection Awards 2022
The Ariel 2.0 is QOR360’s latest addition to its collection of active sitting solutions. Designed by a former trauma surgeon and epidemiologist with the goal of changing the way the world sits, reducing back pain, and improving posture, the QOR360 is centered around the patented RedRocker™️Technology.

10/20/2022 | MEDIUM Health Tech: Turner Osler Of QOR360.com On How Their Technology Can Make An Important Impact On Our Overall Wellness
Pick a problem that you are passionate about. As a lifelong medical researcher turned epidemiologist, it was clear to me that passive sitting was a serious public health problem. The typical injunctions (“Sit less”, “Sit for shorter periods”, etc.) were unlikely to solve this problem because epidemiologists know that we can’t beg, or cajole, or shame people into better behavior.

10/20/2022 | MEDIUM Wellness Reimagined: Dr. Turner Osler Of QOR360.com On 5 Things That Should Be Done To Improve and Reform The Health & Wellness Industry
Prioritize problems that are having large impacts on our health. Clear skin is nice to have, but type 2 diabetes shortens lives and is a leading cause of blindness and amputation. Surely the Health and Wellness industry should find a way to prioritize diseases with grave consequences over those that are better described as “concerns of the well”.

10/1/2022 | Korn Ferry The 80 Year Old Employee
As people start working more into their golden years, corporations are facing the age of no age limit.

9/26/2022 | 50plus Today Second Act Of The Month Award for October 2022: Turner Osler, M.D.

8/31/2022 | Great Day KCTRY-IT-TUESDAY: Home Office Gear
Spruce up your home office with these must-have ideas. You’ll never want to go back into the office.

6/16/2022 | Addison County IndependentVt. surgeon builds better chair for active sitting
A Colchester doctor and his son are hoping to change the way people sit. What began as a basement project in 2018 now employs the equivalent of six full-time workers who produce active sitting chairs — a style that has been used in Europe for 20 years.

6/4/2022 | Financial TimesThe best chair for work might not be the one you think
Five months ago I bought an ‘active sitting’ chair. It profoundly improved my working life

5/24/2022 | NPRThis retired Vermont doctor designs active chairs for healthy sitting
Sitting all day can be bad for your health. That’s where the active sitting movement comes in.

5/23/2022 | VT DiggerColchester surgeon and son seek to change the chair business
A Colchester doctor and his son are hoping to change the way people sit. What began as a basement project in 2018 now employs the equivalent of six full-time workers who produce active sitting chairs — a style that has been used in Europe for 20 years.

5/12/2022 | Upright HealthThe Perfect Chair? Qor360 Ariel Review
Is the Qor360 Ariel Active Sitting Stool the perfect chair for work? After using the Qor360 for 6 months, I share my honest thoughts.

12/16/2021 | Across the FenceChanging the Way the World Sits: former UVM Surgeon Invents New Chair

12/7/2021 | Future Life Now with Cynthia Allen - Active Sitting and Spine Health

Cynthia Allen gets to chat with Turner Osler, retired trauma surgeon, epidemiologist, and inventor of the QOR360 chair to talk about the importance of seeing sitting as a dynamic exercise. See timestamps below.

12/1/2021 | THE DRS.The Doctors Holiday Giveaway – Day Six Bundles!

The Ariel, designed by Vermont-based startup, QOR360, is changing the way the world sits with its patented RedRocker™ technology, adjustable height, and a sleek, firm seat comfortable enough for all-day sitting.

11/10/2021 | WIREDThe 9 Best Office Chairs

You might be wondering why the best “chair” for your back is a stool with no backrest. Well, that’s because the QOR360 targets the sitz bones in your pelvis to ensure you’re sitting upright.

10/13/2021 | The MOVEMENT Movement with Steven Sashen Episode 110Sitting Is Not Bad For You

10/2/2021 | PC BeastsBest Computer Chairs For Back Pain – Expert Recommendations

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Computer Chairs For Back Pain. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article.

9/24/2021 | U.S. Small Business AdministrationSurgeon Gets Mixed Up In Entrepreneurship

Active sitting sounds like a contradictory term. An oxymoron along the lines of open secret or bittersweet. Besides how can one be sitting down and still moving?

7/25/2021 | Rainy Day MagazineQOR360 Active Chair : InTheWild

We made the switch from the Aeron to QOR360’s Ariel chair more than a year ago and have not looked back!!!

6/23/2021 | Athol Daily NewsButtOn chairs come to Royalston’s Phinehas S. Newton Library

Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School students and cabinetmaking instructor, Michael Dion recently completed building ButtOn chairs for the children’s room at the Phinehas S. Newton Library in Royalston.

5/17/2021 | Colchester SunThis father-son duo from Colchester wants to change how the world sits

A father and son from Colchester have big dreams of changing how the world sits.

5/6/2021 | Vermont BizVT startup QOR360 honored by Fast Company in World Changing Ideas Awards

From a cleaner freight train to an automated beehive, a way to recycle fabric, and other bold, new technologies, the 5th annual awards honor the products, concepts, companies, policies, and designs that are pursuing innovation for the good of society and the planet.

5/4/2021 | FAST COMPANY World Changing Ideas Awards 2021: Wellness Finalists and Honorable Mentions

Products and projects that improve either personal or global well-being, from equipment to apps to consumables.

4/14/2021 | MEDIUM Can Active Sitting Save Your Health and Your Spine?

By adding some activity to the way we sit, we might be able to mitigate the negative effects of our seated lifestyle

2/10/2021 | MEDIUM – Could Simply Changing Your Chair Add Years to Your Life?

The profound difference between sitting and ‘active resting’

2/4/2021 | The Healthy – These Are the Best Office Chairs for Back Pain

Get back support while sitting with these best ergonomically-friendly office chairs for back pain, approved by experts, for every budget.

2/1/2021 | ShipStation – National Ad Campaign in Partnership with UPS

Known for its revolutionary active chairs that support better posture, QOR 360 is able to successfully scale its business with the help of ShipStation and UPS.

1/28/2021 | Repetitive Strain Injury – Repetitive Strain Injury Worst Ergonomic Chairs

Ergonomic design can be helpful, but some of the chairs that come around are downright wacky! Here to discuss the wackiest of all is our seating guru Dr. Turner Osler. Watch this active sitting video to reduce the risks of sitting.

12/16/2020 | Gear PatrolHow COVID-19 Changed What We Buy

The pandemic turned the world upside down — not to mention our shopping lists. Here, 21 product predictions for life after COVID-19.

11/24/2020 | DISTLD.CO – Things That Will Immediately Spruce Up Your Workspace

Don’t sleep on the Ariel by QOR360, it’s easily one of the best additions to my home office. This active chair has helped my backaches significantly which I imagine is due in part to the Ariel bettering my posture. Invented by surgeon Dr. Turner Osler, this chair has a rocking seat, which keeps you upright, without slouching.

11/4/2020 | ONE BIG TIP PODCAST – E78 – Dr. Turner Osler | CEO and Founder at QOR360

Dr. Turner Osler’s extensive career began in medical school as he pursued neurobiology and ended up as a trauma surgeon. After his years in the field, he moved on to become an epidemiologist where he started pondering the causes of chronic back pain and related issues caused by sitting. His One Big Tip is the solution for this problem: a chair design that gives unique support and active movement to its users.

11/2/2020 | LUXURY LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE – The Work From Home Essentials You’ll Need This Winter

This year our spare rooms have unexpectedly become cubicles and our homes office towers. As winter approaches and work-from-home status cements, it’s time to upgrade the spaces we’ll be spending the majority of winter in with items that not only facilitate office life but also overall wellbeing. Here are the must haves for this season.

10/26/2020 | AUTHORITY MAGAZINE – Meet The Disruptors: Dr. Turner Osler On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry

We’re upending the way the world sits! The 90/90/90 degree angle of static sitting has been built into the majority of office chairs. 90/90/90 is by no means natural or the “best” posture; in fact, it may actually be the worst posture.

10/6/2020 | WALL STREET JOURNAL – Eight Tricks for Making Remote School Easier

Now that many families are well into the fall semester’s remote-learning program, I wanted to know if anyone had advice for managing the school-from-home hassle. I’ve developed a few hacks of my own, but I reached out to dozens of parents, students and education experts to compare notes.

9/16/2020 | DESIGN WANTED – Active Office: Reimagining the workplace one ‘exercise chair’ at a time

Surprise! Sitting can be as bad for your health as smoking, which is why these ‘dynamic’ solutions challenge your posture, making 40 hour weeks behind a desk a little easier.

9/15/2020 | CNET – Our favorite back-to-school gear for remote learning

Millions of students will be learning from home this year. Here’s the gear that can help them succeed.

8/20/2020 | RSI Help With Deborah Quilter – The Trouble with Ergonomics, 3 with Turner Osler, MD

Sitting in a so-called ergonomic chair is a “catastrophically bad idea” according to Turner Osler, MD. it can lead to impaired breathing, muscle atrophy, hemorrhoids, constipation and more.

8/7/2020 | ROBERT RICKOVER – Alexander Technique Interview with Dr. Turner Osler

8/3/2020 | ASSOCIATED PRESS – Healthier Sitting at Home Starts with Engaging the “Qor,” Says Dr. Bradley Weiss

7/23/2020 | WSPA YOUR CAROLINA – Creating a Home Office

How to make working from home better and more efficient with cool gadgets.

6/23/2020 | GEAR PATROL – Looking for Affordable Home Office Gear? These Are the Moneyball WFH Brands

Founded by academic trauma surgeon Dr. Turner Osler, QOR360 makes seats to save you from (or minimize) back issues. Its small selection of chairs all employ the brand’s trademarked “Redrocker” tech, which allows for movement forward, backward and to either side.

6/12/2020 | THRIVE GLOBAL – “Why you should walk more.” with Dr. Seeds & Dr. Turner Osler

As a surgeon, one can only operate on one person at a time, so one can affect at most 5–10 thousand lives. But by reshaping our physical environment, one can improve millions of lives in a single stroke. It’s my hope that by bringing active sitting to the attention of the world we’ll be able to improve the health and ease of millions of people.

6/1/2020 | EQUINEINK.COM  – Active Sitting – Even At Work

As equestrians, we probably are more aware of the concept of “active sitting” than most people. When you sit on a horse, your core is engaged, you are responding to movement and your muscles constantly contract and balance you..

6/1/2020 | NEWTV.ORG  – Innovation Showcase – QOR360

Jay Sugarman talks with Dr. Turner Olser and Mr. Lex Osler, the co-founders of QOR360–a company that’s developed an innovative approach to chair design.

5/14/2020 | A’DESIGN AWARD WINNER – QOR360 Wins International A’Design Award for its Ariel Chair

QOR360, the Vermont-based startup with a mission to change the way the world sits, today announced that their Ariel chair, which allows sitting to be active rather than passive, has won the bronze A’Design Award in the Furniture Category.

4/2/2020 | HOME BUSINESS MAGAZINE – Home Office Furniture and Decor Must-haves – An Entrepreneur’s Guide

QOR360 is dedicated to changing the way the world sits. Active sitting is the solution to the sedentary lifestyle we’ve become accustomed to.

3/30/2020 | WELLNESS MAMA – Episode 326: The Catastrophic Consequences of Sitting Too Much and What to Do About It With Dr. Turner Osler Transcript

If there’s anything we spend that much time doing, we should be sure we know what it’s doing to our bodies! Dr. Turner Osler, a retired academic trauma surgeon turned research epidemiologist, who has published over 300 peer-reviewed medical papers, is here with some really fascinating, easy to implement, and practical tips that can benefit posture, core strength, and even sensory and attention issues in kids.

3/24/2020 | AUTHORITY MAGAZINE – “5 Lifestyle Tweaks That Can Dramatically Improve One’s Wellbeing”, with Dr. Turner Osler

Former surgeon Turner Osler is trying to save the world from the traditional chair by creating a design that includes a rocking seat that feels more like walking than sitting.

2/2/2020 | BOSTON GLOBE – A former surgeon changes the idea of what a chair should be

Former surgeon Turner Osler is trying to save the world from the traditional chair by creating a design that includes a rocking seat that feels more like walking than sitting.

2/2/2020 | THE WEEK – 5 of the best ergonomic office tools

Tired of your standing desk? This “active stool” designed by a former trauma surgeon has a patented rocker seat that promotes constant motion.

1/17/2020 | WALL STREET JOURNAL – Goodbye, Back Pain? This Office Chair Was Designed by a Trauma Surgeon

For decades, American workers have tried trendy office chairs hoping to alleviate the agony of sitting. Is the new ‘Active Stool’ the one?

12/17/2019 | MIND IN MOTION – Sitting Pretty

This former emergency room physician and university professor, and current black belt in Aikido, believes we can drastically decrease back pain by improving sitting.

12/16/2019 | MEDIUM – Holiday Gift Guide for Your Favorite Businesswoman

The QOR360 Ariel is the perfect gift for a working woman who sit most of the day to take care of business.

11/27/2019 | BETTY CO – Discover The Benefits of Active Sitting With The QOR360

What is active sitting? That is a really good question. We were all born to move, however, due to work or other tasks we find a great deal of our time sitting.

11/26/2019 | WELP MAGAZINE – Top 6 Ergonomic Office Chairs That Combat Back & Neck Pain

Seats sculpted with humans, not money, in mind.

11/20/2019 | KUTV SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Tech Report – Maternity Technology

Are you expecting? If so, check out this maternity technology presented by Codeword.

11/5/2019 | ELEMENTAL – Your Office Chair Is Hurting You

But also, forget standing desks. Try ‘active sitting,’ according to a trauma surgeon who wants to cure sitting disease.

9/9/2019 | LADDERS – So Long Summer: Here’s Your Back-To-Work Shopping Guide

Let’s say that you sit for at least seven hours on the job, don’t you think it’s worth it to invest in a comfortable chair?

8/27/2019 | SEVEN DAYS – The Art Of…Active Sitting

Since schools have existed, teachers have been telling kids to sit still and pay attention. But what if that pedagogical wisdom is wrong?

7/15/2019 | FURNITURE TODAY – This ‘Rocking’ Chair Is Not What You Think

A chair brand called QOR360 is hoping to use its patented seating technology to change the way we sit – by turning us into active sitters.

7/9/2019 | WCAX BURLINGTON, VT – MiVT: QOR360 Ergonomic Sitting Chair

Whether at work, in the car or at home, the average person sits for 12 hours a day. That sedentary lifestyle can have adverse effects on your health. But a local doctor Isn’t sitting around waiting for a solution.

1/29/2019 | BURLINGTON FREE PRESS – Burlington Startup Takes On ‘Sitting Disease’ With Patented New Chair

It’s called “active sitting,” and combined with a sitting position that puts your knees below your hips, rather than at a 90-degree angle as conventional chairs do, the QOR360 chair can eliminate back pain and increase your metabolic rate by 17 percent, according to Osler, who cites a study done at Cornell University concerning the increase in metabolism.

9/4/2018 | CLINICAL CONCERNS – Active vs. Passive: The opposite of sitting isn’t standing – it’s moving

Humans are designed to move. Indeed, for at least three million years, people lived as hunter gatherers, foraging, running after prey, running from predators, remaining fairly active all day, every day.

8/1/2018 | VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO – QOR360 Wins Essex Road Pitch And Featured On Vermont Public Radio

Some of the pitchers, too, come back for an encore — like Lex Osler. He co-founded QOR360 with his father, a company that makes and sells a new style of ergonomic chair . . .


At ICFF a new company is trying to change the way the world sits. QOR360 has designed a new type of chair that moves while you sit, thus making sitting active …

11/7/2017 | POSTURECORRECTORBRACE.COM – QOR360 Newton Chair Review

The Newton is top of the line engineering for active sitting—at a budget price . . .

9/12/2017 | BENZINGA – QOR360 Launches New Ergonomic Office Chair

QOR360, a Burlington, Vermont-based furniture startup, has added the Newton to its line of ergonomic chairs.

6/30/2017 | BOSTON GLOBE – Too Much Time On Your Rear End? ‘Active Sitting’ Can Make A Differnence

Turner Osler, a former trauma surgeon and epidemiology professor at the University of Vermont, wanted to design a chair that facilitated not just good posture but biochemical health . . .

4/26/2017 | CISION PR WEB – QOR360 Releases An Ergonomic Chair And Active Sitting Review

QOR360’s line of Active Sitting, ergonomic office chairs utilize the company’s proprietary rocker technology — the Eccentric Bi-cylinder, which was developed by Dr. Turner Osler, a University of Vermont trauma surgeon.

3/1/2017 | VERMONT PBS – Vermont Researcher Designs New Chair To Be Healthier

QOR360 makes seats designed to promote better posture and engage muscles when people sit …

2/24/2017 | CISION PR WEB – Vermont-Based QOR360 Launches New Ergonomic Office Chairs For Back Pain

Innovative technology offers therapeutic benefits for better spinal health. QOR360 has announced the launch of its new line of ergonomic office chairs created to address back pain…

11/2/2016 | SEVEN DAYS – M//E Design’s Seat At The Maker Table

The makers at M//E Design have been creating prototypes for Osler’s QOR360 chair. The ergonomic seat provides a healthier sitting experience with the aid of a destabilizing element — a bisecting cylinder rocker — under your butt.

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