"You'll never move enough to stay healthy sitting in an executive chair. I don't care who makes the chair. It just doesn't happen" Jonathan Sheinkop
CHICAGO (PRWEB) March 09, 2018
A recent study about potential negative health risks of standing desks is gaining buzz just as Chicago-based Ergo Impact enters the launch phase of its new product, the LeanRite™ Elite, the adjustable-height standing desk chair.
Information that leads people to believe that standing desks aren't the game changing cure-all for a wide variety of healthy issues from back pain reduction to obesity, as has been promised by the furniture industry over the past few years comes as a shock to many.
However the team at Ergo Impact knows well that maintaining any one position at a desk too long is actually problematic.“This isn’t news to us,” says Jonathan Sheinkop, Ergo Impact CEO and founder. “Our website notes that standing for long periods of time causes fatigue and leads to bad posture, as well as other health risks.” The LeanRite eliminates these concerns by offering people multiple positions and postures: sit, stand, perch, and lean. This variety allows users to move more throughout their workday, keeping bodies and minds fresh and focused.
Sheinkop saw this problem when he bought a standing desk years ago. He admits, "I thought it would be the cure for my aching back. Instead, the desk led to a new set of problems and I stopped using it until I made an expensive prototype of my product. Now my desk is up most of the day, and I keep moving, and I feel great."
Making the Most of Standing Desks
He learned that the key to staying fit and focused at work is to move repeatedly throughout the day. Sheinkop went on to enlist the brightest minds in ergonomics, orthopedics, physical therapy, manufacturing, research and industrial product design to create the LeanRite, the ideal companion to adjustable height desks.
You can raise or lower the height of the LeanRite seat and adjust its angle as well. See the positions and features of the LeanRite in this video.
A recent study* found that the award-winning standing chair will “reduce pain and fatigue when compared to standing alone.” Ongoing, real-world usability testing at mHUB, Chicago’s innovation center for physical product development, has yielded feedback from nearly 50 testers. To date, each tester agrees that the LeanRite is a healthy alternative to a traditional chair and that regular use of the LeanRite will encourage them to raise and lower their desks more often. More than 80% reported that it kept them more active during the day (and, yes, there’s even a free Ergo Impact app to remind users).
Testers appreciate the many features that the design team incorporated into the LeanRite. This includes the lumbar support and the embedded anti-fatigue mat, which make standing more enjoyable. The LeanRite brings a new level of comfort to the standing desk.
That said, too much standing can get tiring. That’s why the LeanRite lets you switch it from a perch to a stool to a seat, easily adjusting the LeanRite during the day to accommodate your body’s needs.
The LeanRite is also great news for employers who want to maximize their return on investment in standing desks that have been underutilized.
The LeanRite is on presale for a limited time prior to its launch through trade channels.
*The study was conducted by the Marquette University Department of Physical Therapy.
Contact: Kim Moldofsky, kim(at)moldofsky(dot)com, phone: 872-221-0420