The loyal worker is always manager’s delight but this level of loyalty might sometimes see an individual sitting at the desk for the greater period of his/her working hours and this scenario could be detrimental to the health of the individual on the long run. From the banking hall to the police station and other work environments, it is not out of place to see victims of certain adverse health conditions- especially stress- that are often brought about and/or exacerbated the noxious lifestyle trends. In seeking to address the adverse impact that can result from sitting at the rest for long hours, furniture expert, Herman Miller comes up with a life-preserving solution- the Live OS. The Live OS is a set of sensors that are readily built in Miller’s stand-to-sit desks.
Notwithstanding, this unique innovation can be purchased separately and fixed unto existing furniture. The sensors function by gathering data [albeit incognito] on how frequent a space- area around your desk- is utilized. Additionally; on the Herman Miller’s stand-to-sit desk, the sensors can keep record of how well an individual interchange between sitting and standing and with the aid of an app, the actions of standing and sitting can be regulated.
The Live OS is not the first of its kind- when the major objective is put into perspective- as there are others like the Stir’s desk which has an integral touch screen controller. However, comparing between these two furniture lines will be a tough task- if not an unwise one- since the makers’ approach and designs are definitely different hence taste and/or purpose- and not necessarily cost- should be the focal point [of reference] before you go for any of these specially designed desks.
Looking at the cost; the (combined) price of Herman Miller’s desk and sensors is $160: a breakdown of the amount shows that the sensors alone would cost $100 while annual subscription for the each desk is $60. However, there arises a bone of contention when you consider that the subscription (per desk) for the desks that do not have Herman Miller’s signature stands at $36 per year. The reason for this disparity might be beyond us at this moment but one thing is that this innovation worth every penny that one will ultimately spend on it.