Work Lying Down With This Epic Workstation

Work While Lying Down With This Epic Workstation
Work While Lying Down With This Epic Workstation

Altwork is an innovative new startup from California that aims to revolutionize the way we work at the office with its new line of workstations. These brilliant workstations allow you to work on the computer while lying down.

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The goal of the company is to give people who work every day on the computer a healthy alternative to sitting down at a desk and straining their necks to look at the screen. The demand for this product is exploding in the tech industry with a growing number of negative health effects being associated with making a habit out of sitting down at a desk.

Consequences of sedentary work

Ever since the invention of the typewriter in the 1800’s technology has advanced rapidly while we have stagnated & continued to use the same way of working at a desk. For the millions of people who work in an office, this has created a myriad of health complications. Studies have shown that the act of sitting for a period of over 3 hours can have detrimental effects on your health. The shocking list of consequences for sitting for too long includes increased blood pressure, the greater possibility of obesity, high blood sugar, metabolic syndrome, and increased risk of cardiovascular disease & cancer.

What Studies Say

The health problems associated with office work aren’t limited to just sitting, it’s the way we bend our necks to look at our electronics. Recent studies have shown an explosion in damage to the neck, back & spine comes from looking down at our smartphones & laptops. The more you incline your head, the more pressure you put on your neck and spine. In moderation, you will not get these severe repercussions but for those who work online, the danger from the list mentioned above of health problems is very real.

Features of Altwork

Features of Altwork
Features of Altwork

The Station from Altwork aims to alleviate the symptoms of working at a computer by giving its users a variety of different positions to work from. The Station has four settings, ranging from wholly reclined to semi-sitting. Luckily your laptop, keyboard and mouse will not fall on you since the Station is equipped with powerful magnets to hold everything in place. So far users who tested it loved their experience & it has been heralded as a groundbreaking invention by tech gurus worldwide.

Adjustable platform

Adjustable platform
Adjustable platform

The desk’s surface is where you’ll find a control panel for adjusting the height of the standing platform; once you get it set to the height you desire, you can save that setting and easily adjust between the seated and standing positions. However, there’s a lot more going on in the seated position than in your average desk. Once you settle into the built-in chair and swivel the desk and your screen back in place, there are more controls to get your chair set exactly the way you want. You can roll out adjustable leg support that completes the “dentist chair” vibe and then moves that up and down as you see fit.

You can even recline the chair as far as you want — and the monitor and desk move with you. You can lie down with a 30-pound Apple Thunderbolt monitor hovering over your head. The Apple keyboard and mouse hooked up remain attached to the desk thanks to a set of magnets.

Easy to work naturally

Easy to work naturally
Easy to work naturally

The best way to describe this appliance is that it’s like laying on your bed doing work, but with the screen and keyboard properly aligned to your field of vision and hands so you can work more naturally. And whatever distance you’ve set up for your hands and screen will stay consistent as you recline, so you don’t have to readjust everything as you move between positions.

It’s odd and a bit disconcerting having the huge screen hovering over your head, but the Altwork Station is an incredibly heavy and solidly engineering piece of gear. The CEO Che Voigt has worked with multiple aerospace engineering companies designing high-tech hardware and that experience shows in this product, and that experience shows here. It’s an incredibly complex piece of gear that still manages to be fairly intuitive — after spending just a short amount of time with it.

Expensive Device

Expensive Device
Expensive Device

It seems like this revolutionary new product has only one disadvantage: the price. Unfortunately being a small startup company in California doesn’t allow them to give you this bold design for the same price as mass-produced office chairs from China. The $3,900 price tag showcases how extremely complicated & labour-intensive this design really is.

As our society becomes more tech oriented the health issues associated with working at a computer will continue to rise. We just have to hope and pray the Altwork Station ushers in a whole new way for us to work in the office. So far they have done an admirable job of showing that working while laying down is more than possible, it’s more productive. Now we just need a bigger company to start mass producing these so that we don’t have to take out a loan to purchase one.

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Nathaniel Mansfield