People who spend hours in front of a computer are urged to lie down, relax and work on the Altwork Station that aims to bring an entirely new level of healthy comfort.
- The Altwork Station can switch between positions of sitting, standing, or laying down
- The company’s aim is to provide with a healthier and more comfortable option
- The workstation will cost $5,900 when it will be released in the middle of 2016
- By pre-ordering it, users will pay only $3,900
Debates have been springing up for years on which is proper position to better work in. Be it sitting down or standing up, several conflicting studies have yet to draw a conclusion. Though it seems that lately, sitting down may come with increased risk of multiple conditions, including heart disease or even cancer.
However, the California-based company Altwork has designed a compromise among options. Instead of standing or sitting, users will be able to lie down, or even switch among various positions. The Altwork Station was designed by aerospace engineers, which can simulate a zero-gravity placement upon the comfortable chair.
This will hopefully eliminate the risks associated with health concerns where it regards hours upon hours of sitting and working on a computer. The workstation will also have several position users can shift between, be it laying down, sitting or standing. It will adjust according to the user’s demands, so they may vary the way they conduct their work.
According to Altwork CEO, Che Voigt, being able to move, work and switch positions may be the solution. The company’s aim is to “redefine how humans interact with their computers”, by adding a certain amount of flexibility into the equation. Laying down, the user’s back will be more relaxed, the strain will be lesser. Through shifting between positions, it will avoid stiff muscles or tense positions that may end up in discomfort.
The Altwork Station arrives with a remote control to aid in changing within the different placements. Furthermore, it has reportedly enhanced capabilities of keeping your computer, keyboard and mouse well in check, no matter the angle. For example, the monitor arms that support it can easily withstand a weight of 35 pounds. That should be enough for most.
The price, however, would be considerably steep, at $5,900 for “the new way to work” station. But, it’s not too far away from most desks of its kind that promote themselves as workstations. Altwork is offering a huge discount for those who choose to pre-order their futuristic chair.
While the workstation will start shipping at some point mid-2016, users eager to pay beforehand will only have to cough up $3,900 as an ‘early adopter’. The discount will exclusively be available for those who order them ahead of time.
The Altwork Station is apparently more aimed toward professionals who know they spend a majority of their time in front of a computer. It will move, shift, and adjust to the user’s better comfort and desire. The overall message seems to be that instead of conforming to the chair, make the chair work with you.
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