St. Paul, MN, November 29, 2011
For the first time ever attendees of ErgoExpo, one of the largest ergonomics conferences in the country, will have an opportunity to see Ergotron and view its full line-up of affordable, wellness-enhancing workspace solutions on exhibit in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 30 through December 2 (booth #441).
With a legacy in designing workspaces for true ergonomic comfort, Ergotron recognizes that traditional, fixed workspaces—no matter how well designed for ergonomics—force knowledge workers into sedentary work routines, putting their health and the health of the organization at risk.
“The future of ergonomics must move beyond expensive chairs and keyboards,” said Joel Hazzard, president and CEO of Ergotron, “relying not only on scientific discipline but staying true to its definition, designing equipment and devices that fit the human body, its movements, and its cognitive abilities. Fixed workspaces do not always accommodate individual needs and more important, do not encourage the movement our bodies need.”
What attendees can expect to learn when visiting Ergotron is that the health and productivity of every knowledge worker is at risk in even the most optimally designed ergonomic workspace. Long periods of sitting are linked to cancer, obesity, heart disease and early mortality rates, and sitting disease claims the lives of nearly 300,000 Americans a year.
While sit-only or stand-only products do exist, they can be costly, space-consuming, and difficult to deploy. Moreover, they do not influence the movement needed to combat the harmful—even deadly—risks associated with fixed, sedentary ergonomic work environments.
WorkFit, a family of on-demand sit-stand workstations designed by Ergotron, facilitate healthy, active work routines and have been widely recognized for the affordability and fitness enablement benefits they offer.
“With the availability of our new WorkFit products at dramatically lower price points than other height-adjustable or treadmill desks, companies can now afford to invest in their employees’ well-being and provide sit-stand adjustability to all office workers—keeping healthy workers healthy, while warding off rising healthcare costs and lost time at work due to computing discomfort or injury,” said Hazzard. “When companies can begin to connect the productivity and wellness benefits associated with sit-stand work environments and how this can positively impact the entire organization, the light bulbs really start going off.”
Easily integrated with existing desktop equipment, Ergotron’s WorkFit Sit-Stand workstations are available in multiple configurations to meet the single or dual monitor requirements of computer users. Easily calculable ergonomic payback (payback.ergotron.com) helps companies see the inherent productivity gains and quick return on investment.
At ErgoExpo ’11 Ergotron is showcasing the latest addition to the WorkFit portfolio, the WorkFit-A Sit-Stand Workstation, available early 2012. One of a select number of products featured in the ErgoExpo Attendees’ Choice Awards, the WorkFit-A clamps to the rear or side of most surfaces, and like the rest of the WorkFit family, enables an effortless sit-and-stand on-demand work style. The keyboard, swing arm and monitor easily fold out of the way as needed, allowing users full access to desk surface area. Like all WorkFit products, the new workstation features Ergotron’s patented Constant Force Technology.
Ergotron is partnering with California-based Office Relief in booth #441 at Caesar’s Palace. Attendees can visit the booth to learn more about Ergotron’s innovative product placement programs or enter to win a workstation makeover, which include ergonomic solutions from Office Relief and a sit-stand workstation and accessories from Ergotron.
ErgoExpo ’11 attendees are encouraged to follow Ergotron on Twitter (@ergotron) or via Facebook during the show to learn about additional promotions and information about the company and its WorkFit product portfolio.
Available globally, Ergotron’s WorkFit portfolio can be found online at Workfit.ergotron.com, at MSRPs ranging from $379 to $899. To learn about Ergotron and the entire WorkFit product line, visit www.ergotron.com, call 800-888-8458 or join the Just Stand Wellness Uprising at Juststand.org.
Founded in 1982 by VESA FDMI standard author and visionary Harry Sweere, Ergotron is a global manufacturer of digital display mounting and mobility products, headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, and Singapore. Ergotron’s products have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 25 years. Our history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 37 patents and our growing portfolio of award winning products for computer monitors, notebooks, and large flat panel displays and T.V.s Ergotron products enhance computing wellness, improve workplace productivity and create business process efficiencies, wherever and whenever they’re used. Incorporating Ergotron’s Constant Force lift and pivot motion technology, wall and desk mount arms, stands, mobile carts, pivots and vertical lifts require less effort to achieve more ergonomic motion, improving the user’s experience when viewing any digital display for work or entertainment.