AGR Seal of Approval
In recognition of the production of back-friendly products
is awarded the seal of approval of the Campaign for Healthier Backs e.V. on 30th of May 2007.
The AGR quality cachet (Aktion Gesunder Rücken = Campaign for Healthier Backs): Certified and recommended by Association Forum Healthy
Back – Better Living and Federal Association of German Back Schools.
More information: http://www.agr-ev.de
What characteristics does a product have to provide the spinal column and the locomotor system with optimum support, providing relief and not acting as a burden for the user?
Since it is not immediately apparent in most products, (industry and retail sectors often misrepresent the facts), the Aktion Gesunder Rücken (AGR) e.V. has developed a decision-making aid for consumers: the AGR seal of approval.
It is awarded only to products whose back-friendly design has been verified by an independent testing committee made up of experts from various medical disciplines. The special, and presently most unique feature of the seal, is the medical multidisciplinary approach to deciding which products receive the AGR seal of approval. This decision process is made without being influenced by industry, which is frequently led by its own pure sales interests.
Commodities with a back-friendly design are essential and important aids in both preventing backache and in treating diseases of the locomotor system. But it is not always easy to decide which product is the right one. The seal of approval developed by the AGR together with Germany’s two largest back school associations therefore provides valuable assistance for consumers when purchasing ergonomic everyday commodities such as office furniture, car seats, beds, bikes, upholstered furniture, shoes, satchels, furniture for children and youngsters, home workstations etc.