Back pain and a soft midriff are, unfortunately, the two common side effects of the sedentary life styles that most of us lead. Business has evolved and technology has created unprecedented efficiencies, meanwhile physical fitness has devolved. But this doesn’t mean that you have to succumb to defeat during the eight-to-five. By simply replacing some of that sit time with stand time this physical decay can be held at bay.
Speaking from experience John Mosher explained, “I saw the negative impacts of sitting all day and wanted to find a solution to allow me to stand part of the day while still working”. He continues, “Electric height adjustable desks were expensive and I honestly didn't want to replace my existing furniture. We've managed to come up with something far superior”.
Mr. Mosher has 20 years of business experience in finance, operations, and general management. He has held many different leader ship roles in several industries and is well versed in overseas manufacturing and distribution. Mosher is leveraging this wealth of experience for his new venture Uprite Ergo.
Uprite Ergo is all about simplicity and ergonomics specifically aimed at office tools. Sit2Stand is its first offering—a work station that elevates and descends to meet your sitting or standing requirements. Sit2Stand has three styles: single monitor, heavy duty and dual monitor. Each come in black on black or white on silver.
The base of the Sit2Stand occupies a mere 16x16 inch square leaving you with plenty of desk space. The monitor and two shelves can extend up to 18 inches using a locking actuator for ease of adjustment. The frame is made of anodized aluminum and the work surfaces of scratch resistant phenolic board.
“We've put together a great solution,” says Mosher, “The units that are out there are very bulky, heavy, expensive, and in some cases not easy to adjust”.
You can back the Sit2Stand today for only $225 on Kickstarter while the early bird special lasts.
Modified workstations are in vogue right now in Silicon Valley amongst other places. The freedom, flexibility and health benefits associated with them parallel the vibe and mantra of startups and trendy corporate giants. The market for quality ergonomic office space is fairly new and I think that Uprite Ergo has a chance to enter strong if Sit2Stand can create traction and bring in the dollars for future product development.
“New products are the lifeblood of a business and we anticipate introducing accessories for the Sit2Stand, introducing new versions of the Sit2Stand, and bringing other ergonomic innovations to market.”
Mr. Mosher also expressed his need for publicity. “I think the biggest challenge so far has been getting the right attention to the product.” Mosher is right to worry about gathering the proper attention but if he can—if Uprite Ergo takes off—then that may be the proper foothold needed to make a POP.
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