Che Voigt believes his company has solved problems that have plagued the working world since the advent of typing.
It’s a solution to hunched backs, stiff necks and tight shoulders — a workstation that, with a push of a button, transitions from a standing desk to a seated table to a fully reclined platform. Its seat expands and retracts, supporting the whole body. Its desk moves up, down and rotates. There’s a screen and mouse and keyboard that follows the user’s eyes and hands.
He says it is the most comfortable you can possibly be working at a computer. And it starts at $5,900.
Before anyone scoffs, Voigt has two defenses: Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. And if people don’t invest in ergonomics now, they’ll pay for it later.
If Silicon Valley’s track record is anything to go by, Voigt might be onto something. Tech firms have embraced wacky workplace innovations that promise heightened productivity and creativity.
Voight said some tech companies have expressed interest in his workstation, but he wouldn’t say which ones.
— Los Angeles Times