St. Paul, MN, December 8, 2011
WorkFit-A Sit-Stand Workstation’s affordability and fitness-enabling benefits resonated with attendees at the ErgoExpo 2011 show in Las Vegas, leading them to select it to receive the prestigious Attendees’ Choice Award. In its tenth year, the Awards program recognizes products that feature the best opportunity to increase productivity and profitability while improving workplace health and safety. Five products received the award; other companies recognized included Equipois, Kenson AB, Kinesis and Simply Dump It.
The WorkFit-A offers sedentary offices workers a path to a healthier and more active work styles through access to sit-stand computing. “Creating safer, more comfortable work environments which minimizes the stresses and strains associated with computing has long been central in the design of ergonomic workspaces,” Joel Hazzard, president and CEO of Ergotron. “Equipping the workspace so that it achieves this can often come with a high price tag, though. What we’re learning is that employees forced to sit for long periods of time—even in the most optimally designed ergonomic workspace—are still at risk for a number of health conditions, including cancer, obesity and heart disease.”
The WorkFit-A Sit-Stand Arm, and Ergotron’s WorkFit entire portfolio of on-demand sit-stand workstations, is recognized for health and productivity gains offered to office workers. Users can choose the single or dual-display configurations in an effortlessly adjustable desk, desk mount, or mobile workstation model that suits their individual work style and environment. Optional accessories allow users to customize the sit-stand experience even further for a one-of-a-kind computing workstation, all at entirely affordable price.
Studies have found that the physical activity associated with standing (rather than sitting) has a profound impact on the overall health of the individual. Often referred to as sitting disease, the long-term impact of prolonged sitting (more than 6.5 hours a day) includes increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and other disease states. Sitting disease is costly.
“The healthcare premiums, lost time at work and workers’ comp claims associated with sedentary workers can come with an even higher price tag,” said Hazzard. “Receiving an ErgoExpo Attendees’ Choice Award from the ergonomic community validates that we’ve been successful in our commitment to ergonomics designs that also influences movement in the unhealthy, sedentary work routines.”
Easily integrated with existing desktop equipment, the WorkFit-A clamps to the rear or side of most surfaces. Through Ergotron’s patented Constant Force Technology, the swing arm, monitor and keyboard move in tandem, easily folding out of the way as needed to allow users full access to desk-surface area. The WorkFit-A will be available for global resale in early 2012. Explore Ergotron’s WorkFit-A Sit-Stand Arm, and the entire WorkFit portfolio, online at workfit.ergotron.com. To learn about Ergotron and the entire Ergotron portfolio of industry leading mount and mobility products, visit www.ergotron.com or call 800-888-8458.
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.