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Research in Wellness

Ergotron is at the Forefront

At Ergotron, evidence-based data is the wellspring for product development. With the growing intensity in the relationship between digital technology and people, Ergotron is focused on what this means to individual health and how our products can help.

Our growing portfolio of mounting and mobility products for computer systems, monitors, laptops, TVs, tablets and mobile devices has empowered Ergotron to lead and innovate in each of these markets while continuing to provide solutions for nearly every niche.

In collaboration with academic and research organizations, Ergotron examines categories of risk: musculoskeletal, psycho-social, cardiovascular and metabolic. Studies using Ergotron WorkFit® and LearnFit® have collected data to measure the difference that stand-up interventions can make on back pain, heart rate, caloric intake/expenditure, blood sugar, mood states and other health indicators.

Learn more about this field of study at research.juststand.org.

Collaboration in Wellness Research

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Leaders in Mounting Technology

Ergotron has been improving the human interface with digital displays for over three decades. Patented technology and our history of research are the driving forces behind the innovation we bring to all the markets we serve.

Timeline

Current & completed study collaborations

2016 Getting Productivity Up & Moving
Ergotron’s second JustStand Index outlines the survey results and the implications of sedentary workstyles as well as the promising news that public awareness of sitting disease is shifting.
Ergotron, Inc, Saint Paul, MN
Research Now, Dallas, TX
2016 Impact of a Sit-Stand Workstation on Chronic Low Back Pain
Workers who used sit-stand desks were 78% more likely to report a pain-free day than those who used a regular workstation; results of a randomized trial using Ergotron WorkFit.
Ognibene, Torres, von Eyben, Horst
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2015 Reducing Children’s Classroom Sitting Time Using Sit-to-Stand Desks
How best to combat sedentary behavior (prolonged sitting) in primary schools and encourage children to be more active; findings from pilot studies in UK and Australia.
Clemes et al. Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK
Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford, UK
2015 Patterns & Sustainability of Sit-Stand Desks
Patterns and sustainability of sit-stand workstation use in a typical office workplace—protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
Mair, Nugent, Cleland, Schmitz & Murphy
Ulster University, Belfast, IE
2015 Sit, Stand, Learn
Using workplace wellness sit-stand results to improve student behavior and learning. An intervention intended to duplicate positive office-environment outcomes in a special-needs classroom.
Katz, Mulder & Pronk
HealthPartners School, Minneapolis, MN
2014 Using Sit-Stand Desks to Decrease Sedentary Time
Using Sit-Stand Workstations to Decrease Sedentary Time in Office Workers: A trial to determine if sit-stand desks lead to decreased sitting during the workday.
Dutta et al. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN;
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
2014 Stand Out in Class
An investigation employing sit-stand desks to examine the health benefits of reduced sitting time for elementary students in schools.
Clemes et al. Loughborough University, School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Leicestershire, UK
2014 Iterative Development of Stand Up Australia
This paper describes intervention procedures for the Stand Up Australia research program, focusing on sit-stand desks and training to reduce sitting time.
Neuhaus et al. University of Queensland, Brisbane, AU;
Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, AU
2014 Workplace Sitting and Height-Adjustable Workstations
A comparison of a multi-component intervention vs a workstation-only intervention vs a control group to address excessive sitting.
Neuhaus et al. University of Queensland, Brisbane, AU;
Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, AU
2013 Cardiovascular and Metabolic Benefits of Standing
A University of Chester study employs sit-stand workstations to compare cardiovascular and metabolic markers among office workers when standing vs. sitting.
Buckley et al. University of Chester, Department of Clinical Sciences & Nutrition, Cheshire, UK
2013 The JustStand Index: Attitudes of American Workers
A survey of full-time American workers about sedentary habits, which finds excessive sitting to be common along with disatisfaction in such workplace habits.
Ergotron, Inc, Saint Paul, MN;
Research Now, Dallas, TX
2013 Short-Term Efficacy of a Multicomponent Intervention
An intervention with individual, organizational and environmental elements demonstrates that substantial reductions in sitting time are achievable in office settings.
Healy et al. University of Queensland, Brisbane, AU;
Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, AU
2012 Sit-Stand Desks: An Intervention to Reduce Sitting
Australian study reaffirms the positive impact of sit-stand workstations in office settings, substantially reducing workers’ sitting time.
Alkihajah et al. University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Brisbane, AU
2011 Take-a-Stand Project
The reported feedback of highly active, fit and apparently healthy employees using sit-stand desks, showing positive gains in mood and attitude.
Pronk et al. HealthPartners, Saint Paul, MN
2010 The Just Stand in the Office Survey
A survey of full-time American workers about sedentary habits, revealing 67 percent wish their employers offered them desks that could be adjusted to work either seated or standing. Over half surveyed were convinced they would be more productive if they had the option to work on their feet.
Ergotron, Inc, Saint Paul, MN;
Ipsos Public Affairs, New York, NY

In addition, Ergotron has been influential in research published by leading organizations and scientific journals, like the Centers of Disease Control & Prevention, the British Journal of Medicine. Learn more at research.juststand.org.

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Research results, distilled