WHY You Need a Standing Desk- The Benefits of Adjustability

Health from Ergonomics

The Biomorph® line of furniture is ergonomically designed to facilitate comfortable and healthful computing. Biomorph® desks offer a healthy alternative for those who have concerns over the ever increasing cases of repetitive stress injuries and back and neck problems associated with intense computer use and inappropriate furniture. The patented, unconventional design complements the human body and encourages natural, comfortable and efficient movement. Increased productivity and personal well-being are the immediate and long term benefits of working in an ergonomically designed environment incorporating Biomorph® ergonomic furniture.

Improved Health From Improved Posture

Recommended Posture

  • First adjust your chair so you have a right - angle at your knees and your feet are flat on the floor. Position the keyboard surface at a level that forms a right angle at your elbows. This helps relieve stress in your shoulders and arms, and to straighten out the wrists and add wrists and add wrists support.
  • Adjust the monitor surface or monitor arms so that the screen is facing directly towards you. Make sure your back is straight and that your are looking straight ahead, 10-15 degrees down to the top of the screen.
  • Pull yourself into the center of the desk, relax and try not to lean into the computer screen. Take frequent breaks and adjust your position regularly, using the sit-to-stand adjustment option throughout the day. An active work style is the most beneficial one
 

Recommended Standing Posture

  • Stand comfortably with your feet flat on the floor, balanced but upright. Postition the keyboard surface at a level that forms a right angle at your elbows. This helps relieve stress in your shoulders and arms, and straightens out the wrists and adds wrists support.
  • Adjust the monitor surface or monitor arms so that the screen is facing directly towards you. Make sure your back is straight and that your are looking straight ahead, 10-15 degrees down to the top of the screen.
  • Pull yourself into the center of the desk, relax and try not to lean into the computer screen. Take frequent breaks and adjust your position regularly, using the sit-to-stand adjustment option throughout the day. An active work style is the most beneficial one
 

Flexibility from Design

The hallmark characteristics of the Biomorph® line - adjustable, contoured surfaces, integration of technology, 'comfort' edges, mobility, and expandability - all lead to increased flexibility that responds to today's workplace needs.

Central to the line are the patented, contoured worksurface designs, which are the result of extensive research and development. The surfaces are precision crafted from solid surfaces and beautifully finished with a durable, baked-on coating. We do not use plastic laminates and taped edges that can chip or break.

Biomorph® desks feature rock-solid steel frames with an exceptional range of adjustments that are manufactured in Denmark, Germany and the USA, leaders in efficient engineering. Because Biomorph® desks are stand-alone units and can be fully mobile, they can be re-configured at a moment's notice, requiring minimal installation and virtually no maintenance. The several basic Biomorph® models represent a starting point from which to grow a highly flexible work environment that maximizes floor space and user needs, whether at home or the office.

Comfort from Adjustability

The key to good ergonomics is adjustability, and Biomorph® desks can be instantly adjusted for a perfect 'fit' to accommodate each individual. In all models, both the keyboard surface and the monitors or monitor surface are independently height-adjustable, achieved by a combination of mechanism options that are lift-and-lock, spring-loaded, crank operated or electrically powered. This total adjustability allows the user to work standing or sitting, with multi-user flexibility, thereby ensuring a healthy, comfortable posture in any situation.

Place yourself at the center of your circle of power

Biomorph helps you find your "circle of power" by placing everything you need within easy access and comfortable reach.
Efficient movement and comfort are what biomorph is all about.
By putting you at the center of your circle of power, biomorph desks not only help to increase your productivity, but promote a healthy work environment as well.

 

Productivity from comfort

For Bob and Nina, employees earning $30,000 year, most corporations will purchase non-adjustable table, basic task chairs for approximately $500 a piece. This sounds cost effective in the short term, but it offers no long-term benefits and no gains in Bob or Nina's productivity.
The alternative is an investment in a fully adjustable workstation and chair for $1,200, which immediately produce numerous gains in performance. And in the long term, easier mobility and increased flexibility leads to a healthier work style are sure to make Bob and Nina happier, more productive employees.

 

Savings for your company

Biomorph's complete ergonomic office solutions can help decrease costs of workstation related injury such as Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD) and Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Consider these statistics on workstation-related costs and health issues:

- In the United States, employers spend more than $7.4 billion in workers compensation costs, and untold billions on medical treatment, litigation costs, hidden costs and lost productivity. (U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics).
- Musculoskeletal disorders are the country's most costly category of workplace injuries and illnesses. In addition to spending $20 billion annually on workers' compensation costs due to RSI, the U.S. spends another $100 billion on lost productivity, employee turnover, and other indirect expenses. (The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research)
- According to a recent survey conducted by CTD News (reported June '98 issue, page 7), a common office cumulative trauma disorder -carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS- averaged $1,918 per case in 1997. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSHA) reports that by the year 2000 one half of all office workers may suffer symptoms of CTD. If the incidences should rise as NIOSHA predicts- 50% of all office workers will be averaging a CTD cost of $2,000 each.
- Injuries resulting from repeated motion (repetitive/cumulative trauma disorders--CTD) are growing. According to recent annual statistics from the U.S. Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, over 302,000 CTDs account for nearly two-thirds all of workplace-related illnesses.
- Ergonomic disorders are the fastest growing category of work-related illness. According to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, they account for 56 percent of illnesses reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
- Each year thousands of people are diagnosed with some kind of an illness directly related to poorly designed work stations. In the U.S., Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) has become the number one work-related health problem, according to OSHA statistics.

 
 

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