A company recently formed by a longtime furniture executive unveiled its new adjustable computing work surface at an ergonomics trade show in Florida.
Spring Lake-based NEXposture — founded in 2020 by Keith McRobert, who worked for the office furniture manufacturer formerly known as Herman Miller for almost 30 years — unveiled its new adjustable sliding work surface products this week at the 24th annual Applied Ergonomics Conference in Orlando, Florida, which runs through Thursday, March 24.
McRobert, who served as director of seating and ergonomic product management at Herman Miller from 1977-2007, said his company’s goal is to develop a range of work surfaces and tools that eliminate unhealthy postures. The NEXposture sliding surfaces “support healthy reclined postures while encouraging user movement,” the company said.
NEXposture cited ergonomic studies that show an ergonomic chair is not enough to counteract the unhealthy effects of static, forward-slumping seated postures. The National Spine Foundation reports 100 million Americans suffer from chronic neck or back pain each year. The effects of bad posture cause neck and spine stress that can lead to early wear, pain, degeneration and surgeries. Technology users commonly sacrifice proper posture for long periods of time to better view their computer screen and reach their keyboard. NEXposture hopes to change that.
“People are designed to move and not to spend a third of their lives in static positions in front of a computer,” McRoberts said. “With the infinitely adjustable NEXposture work surface, the user can move and adjust throughout the day and gain back the control needed for healthy engagement with computer technology.”
NEXposture’s sliding surface extends and retracts over a 10-inch range while declining at a six-degree angle, allowing desktop technology to mirror the kinematic motion of the chair and user.
With NEXposture, people can position their desktop technology to support a full range of comfortable and healthy sitting, from upright to working recline while maintaining exact eye-to-monitor and hand-to-input device distance, no matter the posture, the company said. A video showing how it works is available here.
NEXposture features a retrofittable model and an assortment of desk-base options.
The products are available for preorder at nexposture.com.