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Choose an ergonomic vacuum that’s right for your body

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The Ergorapido is an ergonomically designed upright vacuum that encourages an optimal posture while being easy to use.The UltraActive’s AeroPro remote control handle is ergonomically designed for an easy grip and superior handling in any house.

When choosing a vacuum for the home, it’s easy to focus mainly on the features and aesthetics of the appliance. While ergonomics is often used as a descriptive buzzword for a product that is designed to be comfortable, a truly ergonomic appliance goes beyond ease of use to helping its user work better.

Ergonomics is actually a scientific discipline, literally meaning the science of work. It deals with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system and applies that understanding to optimize human well-being and improve on how we work. As such, an ergonomic appliance needs to be comfortable, efficient and intuitive to use.

Among household chores, vacuuming can be one of the least comfortable and efficient for the human body. A typical household vacuum requires its user to drag and carry a canister that can weigh anywhere from 4kg to 10kg, while having to constantly bend down to operate it or reach certain spots.

How comfortable or efficient a vacuum is does vary from user to user, however. And depending on the type of home you live in, a vacuum that is ergonomic to use in an apartment might be less so if its user lives in a multi-storey house.

In general, however, an ergonomic vacuum is designed to be operated at a height that allows you to stand upright with your shoulders back while cleaning, with its power cord and switches within easy access.

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The Ergorapido is an ergonomically designed upright vacuum that encourages an optimal posture while being easy to use.

In this regard, upright stick vacuums like the Ergorapido are easy, comfortable and efficient to use. Based on consumer insights that show an increasing trend among modern homeowners who clean in short bursts over time due to a busier lifestyle, the cordless Ergorapido is designed to be easily grabbed and operated without ever having to be plugged into the nearest power socket. As an upright vacuum, you don’t have to bend excessively just to reach tight spots or even to turn it on. Weighing only 2.8kg, the Ergorapido is also lightweight enough to be carried around with ease by people of all ages.

If you live in a house or apartment with multiple floors or raised surfaces however, a canister vacuum might be handier to move up and down. Vacuums like the UltraOne and UltraActive have an ergonomic handle with a remote control built in. Mounted on a slim, soft handle for a prolonged grip, its buttons are also intuitive to use.

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The UltraActive’s AeroPro remote control handle is ergonomically designed for an easy grip and superior handling in any house.

Both vacuums feature on-board storage of the various nozzles and brushes a homeowner might need, eliminating the hassle of having to cart them around as you clean. A telescopic tube system makes it easy to change nozzles while a pivoting hose connection minimises any struggle to manoeuvre the vacuum into position to clean a tight spot, taking the strain off your wrist. They also contain a 6.4m long retractable cord that reduces the need to constantly change power sockets.

So if you find yourself getting excessively tired just from vacuuming, take another look at your vacuum. It might be less an indication of your age than the age of your vacuum’s design.

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