Adjustable Height Tabletop Unit Invented by Three InventHelp® Clients (TOR-9278)

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Pittsburgh-based InventHelp attempts to submit an invention, Smart Stand, to companies for review.

Sitting at a computer for hours on a regular basis can cause discomfort in the back, neck, shoulders and/or wrists. This can lead to a repetitive strain or other musculoskeletal injuries. In addition, recent research links sitting for long periods as a risk factor for a number of chronic diseases. Fortunately, three inventors from Oakville, Ontario, are offering an option to stand rather than sit at a desk.

They have developed a prototype for a patent-pending device to allow workers to easily alternate between sitting and standing while doing tasks at a desk. The ability to change posture reduces repetitive strain on the body, while the option to stand at work rather than continuously sit has a number of health-promoting benefits, including burning more calories, increasing leg and core strength, improving circulation, refocusing the brain and creating favorable change in blood chemistry that supports health. The overall effect is to reduce job-related stress, including physical stress, and improve health and productivity. What's more, this device can be used at home and outdoors. It is portable, compact, lightweight yet durable, stable and strong. The most unique design feature is its variable height-adjustability from 2 to 24 inches, which locks and is quick and easy to use. It has a clean, modern appearance with a surface that can be personalized and is weather-resistant. The unit is also very affordably priced.

The personal experience of one of the inventors inspired the idea. “Because of a serious back injury that required me to stand up at work, I created this for personal use,” one of them said. In addition: “Working in health and safety, I saw the need for office workers who were sitting at computers all day and increasingly stressed because of their discomfort. I found there was nothing available on the market with these special features and at an affordable price to fill this need.”

The original design was submitted to the Toronto office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 12-TOR-9278, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at -

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