Sit-Stand Working

Technology

Adjustment systems

Systems with electric adjustment are now more or less standard. They offer optimum ease of use and are more reliable than mechanical systems based on gaslifts. Mechanical systems based on crank adjustment are reliable but the time and effort needed for adjustment is an obstacle to frequent change of position and they are appropriate only in very specific circumstances.

Control systems

Memory features were once standard on sit-stand tables. Users could programme preferred sitting and standing heights. The latest ergonomic thinking argues that it is better to provide simple height controls without memory features. This obliges users to think about correct working height every time they change position. In doing so they also attend to the way they are using the body.

Adjustment range

The first electrical systems provided an adjustment range of 50cm. The minimum height available with these systems was often too high for shorter people engaged in keyboard work. More recent systems provide a range of 60cm or more.

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