World’s first “smart desk” revealed

By Matt Bernard

World’s first “smart desk” revealed
A smart desk which monitors our potentially lethal sitting habits has been released.

See the Stir Kinetic, a desk with an in-built touch screen which seeks to correct our posture and stop us from remaining in one position for too long.

Powered by a motor, the Stir Kinetic knows whether you have been sitting or standing, and lets you know every twenty minutes by “breathing” – meaning it gently rises and falls about an inch. Each breath is a reminder to the user that they should soon shift position.

If someone wishes to change their stance, this can be done through tapping the touch screen twice, if not, they can ignore the breath and continue on with their work.

Do you think this desk could become the workplace standard in the future? Or is it needlessly interactive?

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The Stir Kinetic can currently be purchased for a little under $4,000

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