Sunday, July 10, 2005

No Dozing, Doughnuts at Office of Future

One way to change workplace ergonomics and keep fit ...

"Sitting at their desks is about the last thing workers would do in Dr. James Levine's office of the future. Instead of being sedentary in front of their computers, they'd stand. But instead of standing still, they'd walk on a treadmill. And instead of meeting around a conference table, they'd talk business while walking laps on a track.

That's exactly how Levine, a Mayo Clinic obesity researcher, and several of his colleagues have been working for the past five weeks or so.

"I hate going to the gym, which may be partly why I'm so interested in this," he said, keeping up a 1 mph pace on his treadmill while checking e-mail and fielding questions from a reporter."   continued ...   (Via Technology News)

Treadmill Work - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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