Born from ergonomic furniture designers, thinkers, physicians, and body work experts.
QOR360 was born and raised in Burlington, Vermont, surrounded by a health-conscious and cutting edge fitness community. Dr. Turner Osler, a career academic trauma surgeon at the University of Vermont Medical Center, observed that while our chair-centric society requires sitting for hours every day, such enforced periods of prolonged, static, and unnatural posture not only damages our day-to-day health, but actually shortens our lifespans. Turner decided we should all be sitting better.
With decades of experience as a physician and researcher, and a leading team of furniture designers and body work experts, Turner set out to make his vision of a more healthy sitting experience a reality. The result was the QOR360. Inspired by traditions of Yoga, Akido, Feldenkrais, and bodywork, the QOR360 uses proprietary technology to provide a sitting surface that rocks in every direction allowing your spine to adopt its natural, perfect posture while sitting.
The QOR360 Team
Turner Osler MD, FACS, MCs.
Turner is an academic trauma surgeon turned research epidemiologist who has published over 200 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.
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.
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.
Matt is an inventor, designer, and entrepreneur whose consuming passion for solving furniture design and fabrication problems overshadows his interest in writing more about himself. Trust us, he’s hard at work at QOR360.
Alexis (Lex) Osler
Lex is an undergraduate at Cornell University majoring in Computational Biology with a minor in English. Invention and entrepreneurship are his passions: he took first place for Cornell's Big Idea Challenge in 2015, and was the People's Choice for the 2016 competition. Lex tends to dislike sitting, but nevertheless, wants to make it less onerous.
Patrick has been building furniture since college, and having found yoga ball chairs compelling, but not quite working for him, he's thrilled to be part of a solution that's more functional, and at the same time, visually appealing as beautiful furniture should be.
Hanna is the QOR360 marketing manager with several years of experience working with small New England start ups. As a yogi, she is relieved someone finally invented a chair that makes sitting better for your body and mind.
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.