NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Humanscale and Tome’s OfficeIQ is now available to order at CES 2017 (booth 43110, Health & Wellness Marketplace, Tech West, Sands Expo). CES is the first opportunity to see new prototypes and features, including a feature that allows OfficeIQ users to integrate their data with that of a popular wearable device. They are also announcing the results of two University studies that demonstrate the software’s capacity to improve health and increase activity in the workplace and beyond.
A lightweight, retrofittable box positioned on or under the work surface, OfficeIQ’s sensor technology gathers data on sit/stand use and incremental caloric expenditure, providing users with real-time feedback, activity scores and sit/stand alerts. Designed with a “Don’t be Creepy” policy to protect user privacy, OfficeIQ provides employers with aggregated occupancy and utilization data.
The CES audience is first to see new OfficeIQ developments, including wearable integration that allows users to combine data collected at their workstation with their all-day activity data, and new weight-loss challenge features. Humanscale and Tome have also partnered on OfficeIQ for conference rooms, to provide occupancy insights that will transform the way companies plan for and utilize space, and a new task chair caster that reminds sitters without height-adjustable workstations when to get up and move.
The launch of OfficeIQ dovetails with the release of two University-led studies. According to a study led by Bethany Barone-Gibbs, Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Activity at the University of Pittsburgh, “Sit/stand desks are an easy way to get a boost in energy expenditure that fits into America’s current office culture […] you can achieve a meaningful amount of extra energy expenditure while at work that could aid in weight control. Our findings add to a growing field of research that shows the benefits of sit/stand desks.”
Humanscale and Tome also partnered with Levenfeld Pearlstein, a mid-size law firm providing legal and business counsel to sophisticated clients across a broad range of matters, to test OfficeIQ effectiveness with real users. Ohio University supported the pilot and analyzed the results, concluding that software prompts — like those from OfficeIQ — keep users significantly more active during work hours than workers who do not receive prompts. Results showed that those with the software stood over 5x more than those without it. Frequency of movement while at the workstation also proved to be significantly higher as the team with software moved 10x more than their counterparts.
According to Humanscale Founder and CEO, Robert King, "The results are clear; OfficeIQ enhances sit/stand utilization, and using a sit/stand workstation for even a single hour has a measurable impact on incremental caloric expenditure. If used throughout the workday and over the course of weeks and months, it can have a clear and noticeable impact on a person’s health.”
Humanscale is the leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Through leveraging new technology in functional yet minimal designs, Humanscale transforms traditional offices into active, intelligent workspaces. Committed to making a net positive impact on the earth as well as our customers, Humanscale offers award-winning products designed with a focus on function, simplicity and longevity. For more information, visit humanscale.com.
A passion for connecting hardware products to software applications led Jake Sigal and Massimo Baldini to launch Tome, Inc. in April 2014. Founded in metro Detroit, the company develops connectivity products to keep people mobile and active, and creates value as a focused niche within the larger Internet of Things movement. Tome is a member of the StartUp Health accelerator, based in New York City. Sigal and Baldini sold their previous startup, Livio, to Ford Motor Co. in 2013. Learn more about Tome at http://www.tomesoftware.com.
About Levenfeld Pearlstein
Twice recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the nation’s most innovative mid-sized law firms, Chicago-based Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC provides legal and business counsel to sophisticated clients across a broad range of corporate, tax, real estate and litigation matters. LP works with clients to understand the full impact of the law on their businesses and proactively addresses their legal issues so that they can quickly return to doing what they do best. While the firm possesses the resources and depth necessary to manage the most complex matters in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible, it truly differentiates itself through its commitment to “The LP Way”. Unique among corporate law firms, the LP Way is the firm’s model for creating an unparalleled client experience at an exceptional value. Visit our website at www.lplegal.com.