@AnandY: I agree with your comment about the touchscreen. This desk reminds me of the Hamilton Drawing Board I worked on before shifting to CAD. A simple foot peddle allowed up & down with a sprng counter balance.
I can put a price on good health, and my employer can too. I could pay my health club fees for quite a while with that, it is just too much money for the common man. I really like the idea though, and have toyed with raising my desk and getting a tall chair to switch off from standing. If the described desk was thin and could fit right over an existing one, then I wouldn't have to give up my existing desk and drawers either. As an engineer, I've tried to imagine a simple/cheap mechanism I could put under the legs of my existing desk to raise and lower it manually, which is also good excersize.
Donald Rumsfield, and Thomas Jefferson also worked at standing desks if memory serves, and perhaps many more notables.
It's a nice idea to have a single desk that you can use both while standing and sitting. That said, Cabe, I believe adding in the touchscreen adjustments were a little unnecessary. Yes we are embracing technology but that, to me, is going overboard and only makes the desk more expensive for no reason. What happened to a simple button that can be pressed and do the same thing at a fraction of the cost?
I saw these when I was doing research online one day--very cool! I am happy that I don't work in a typical "office" anymore, but for people who do, it's great they now have more ergnomic and comfortable options. I am suffering wrist pain now from time to time and I think it's from years of sitting at a desk and in front of a computer without the right kind of equipment.
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