Professional Gamers Take Ergonomics Very Seriously

The powers that be at NASA and in the military forces in the US, Australia and in most places around the globe take ergonomics pretty seriously. They want their pilots and gunners to be ideally postured to achieve the very best outcomes possible. If a comfy chair is going to be the difference between landing on the moon and not, or taking out an enemy fighter in a war zone or being blown to bits, then, money is going to be spent on that chair. Gamers and the game designers like to see themselves as reproducing a virtual reality of the real thing.

Professional Gamers Take Ergonomics Very Seriously

Yes, professional gamers take ergonomics very seriously. If you are going to spend a good portion of your life sitting on your arse, you want to be comfortable. The gaming set ups they use: the controllers, screens etc. have all been designed by geeks to optimise their performance. Where a gamer sits and how he or she sits is paramount to the gaming experience. Whether they are driving virtual high speed racing cars, firing high tech weaponry at aliens, or clashing swords with elves or dwarves, they need to be ergonomically positioned for best results.

There are too many stories floating around in the biosphere about bent over gamers, prematurely crippled from their obsessive behaviour in front of screens. Childhoods spent with controllers permanently clasped in arthritic fingers and young bodies locked into petrified poses. The money gamers spend on professional chiropractors is a direct response to the problems faced by these twisted and preternaturally deformed gamers. The industry is crying out for ergonomic solutions to this devastating global trend. Professional gaming set ups must meet this humanitarian challenge, before it is too late.

The real enemy is not the invading alien force, the charging warriors on the battlefield, or the thousand and one other virtual scenarios, it is this scourge of damaged bodies and limbs caused by poor postures whilst gaming. Chiropractors and physios are in the frontline of this very real and bloody battle. Mums and dads are seeing the tragedies in their own children’s lives, right before their eyes. Gamer kids are slipping between the cracks and there is not enough being done by governments to arrest this dysfunctional plague, which is scarring the western world. Ergonomic chairs must be on the agenda, through our domestic policies in health and education. Stop the rot, before it is, just, too late.