The Collaborative Smartdesk
Hunching over a computer and too much sitting is a leading reason why four in five office workers end up with back pain at some point in their lives. This could be a thing of the past with the launch of a new work concept called the "Ergon Desk". The ERGON is an ergonomic and smart office desk that has been designed for optimising productivity in collaborative environments, learning about the user’s habits and taking care of their health. The machine learning technology adapts to the working habits of the user, dynamically changing it’s configuration depending on their posture. At the beginning of the working day, the user can log-in to the work stations app and the desk will respond by recognising the persons configurations, their height, both seated and standing, and preferences for the desk's degree of inclination.
Each desk can be operated by foot and is equipped with sensors which are able to learn from user behavior patterns and, therefore, recommend posture changes and rest breaks based on the ergonomic criteria that best suits the user's way of working. There are around thirty five medical conditions associated with the sedentary nature of desk jobs, and the Ergon Desk helps to minimize these ailments as well as increasing productivity during the working day.