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New WorkFit Ergonomic Workstations From Ergotron 'Take a Stand' for 21st Century Office Computing
Date:8/27/2009

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Ergotron has introduced the WorkFit(TM) workstation, a new sit-or-stand mobile computer workstation that enables office workers to move from seated to standing and back to a seated position whenever they wish - reducing back strain, increasing productivity and burning more calories while enjoying healthier, more productive computing.

The new WorkFit workstation helps employees achieve the sit or stand movement their bodies naturally crave, while relieving the strain and fatigue commonly associated with extensive office computing. For business managers, owners and facility/office designers, WorkFit delivers a small footprint, mobile office platform, which can be rolled to "point-of-work" and adapted for temporary employees, traveling guests and short-stay telecommuters.

Research by Dr. Marc Hamilton, associate professor of biomedical sciences at the University of Missouri, indicates the simple act of standing may have great health benefits for office workers. The sedentary act of sitting all day actually lowers metabolic rate, negatively impacting other bodily systems. (See http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/departments/ur/interact/?p=174.) Just standing during the day while using the WorkFit can actually double a worker's metabolic rate.

Designed by Ergotron, a global manufacturer of digital display mounting and mobility products, the WorkFit workstation uses patented Constant Force lift technology to offer one-touch adjustment of the negative-tilt keyboard and monitor. With 25 inches of height adjustability, WorkFit allows workers to easily lift LCD screens or laptops to match their body's position while they sit or stand, providing unsurpassed ergonomic comfort. Just as importantly, WorkFit's independent
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