An overwhelming amount of research, in recent years, reveals the harmful effects that prolonged sitting has on one’s health. Sitting, for extended periods, actually makes one susceptible to a host of diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, heart problems and even cancer. Previously, we talked about “The End of Sitting”, an innovative workplace design that encourages supported standing as well as a range of other actions and postures. In an attempt to make the office healthier, Dale Rorabaugh, a well-known name in the Kickstarter world, has created the new 3 in 1 Stand Up Stand in a Tube. Designed to be used with your laptop or tablet, the ingeniously-shaped adjustable stand helps enhance concentration and productivity, while working.
According to recent studies, standing, for merely thirty minutes per day, aids in counteracting the negative effects of prolonged sitting. To prevent slouching and eye fatigue, the American Optometric Association proposes an optimal viewing angle of 15 to 20 degrees below eye level, when calculated from the computer screen. Unlike commonly-available desk stands that require you to bend your neck in order to view the laptop, the 3 in 1 Stand Up Stand provides optimum viewing angle and height needed to work comfortably in both seating and standing positions. Featuring an aircraft-grade strengthened aluminium tube, the stand comes equipped with a number of adjustable limbs that can be arranged into a sitting mode, a stand up position and a typing mode.
For the project, Rorabaugh, a California-based industrial designer, derived inspiration from one of his previous inventions, the VERSI Docker Stand. Each of these modes features a particular viewing angle suited for that posture. For instance, in the typing mode, the raised keyboard protects one from hunching and back pain. Additionally, it prevents overheating of the laptop by allowing air to flow all around it. Despite its lightweight body, the incredibly portable 3 in 1 Stand Up Stand provides a stable, yet flexible surface for your gadgets. It comes in two sizes: one designed for your laptop and the other for your tablet.
Priced at $35, the product is currently undergoing a crowdfunding campaign at Kickstarter.