Whether you are looking for gift ideas for a loved one or treating yourself, Humanscale, a pioneer and leader in office ergonomics, makes products that ensure your workstation keeps you healthy and productive, not sedentary and arthritic!
On average, we spend at least eight hours a day sitting at our desks, be it at work or home, resulting in an increasing number of work injury complaints and a significant decrease in personal wellness. The Arabian Healthcare Group estimates lack of activity in the workplace could increase the risk of contracting heart disease, cancer and diabetes by 40 per cent. According to The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), lower back pain and neck pain as a cause of disability have increased by 120 per cent and 144 per cent respectively. Humanscale’s range of ergonomic home and office furniture can help you create a happier and healthier workspace, the perfect gift that keeps on giving this festive holiday.
Here’s our top five:
- Liberty Task Chair
The Liberty is an intelligent task chair engineered to provide automatic lumbar support for every user. So many office chairs cause stress to your whole body as you have to continually compensate for the lack of support they provide. Over time, these stresses can lead to more serious, chronic injuries, such as subluxation, which is a misalignment of the spine. The Liberty combines simplicity and complete ease of use with a unique, minimal aesthetic, providing custom comfort. Using Humanscale’s revolutionary Form-Sensing Mesh Technology and mechanism-free recline, the Liberty offers perfect support and unprecedented comfort.
The Liberty’s innovative features include: self-adjusting recline with no need to adjust tension springs, a pivoting backrest providing additional lumbar support as needed, a form-sensing tri-panel, non-stretch mesh back, contoured seat cushion carefully-sculpted to match body contours and adjustable or fixed armrest options. Available in a wide range of colours, the Liberty complements any décor, at home or at the office. Prices start at: Dh4,450
- M8 Monitor Arm
Humanscale’s M8 Monitor Arm, through a fusion of flexibility and strength, accommodates single or dual monitors weighing up to 40 pounds. However, unlike other high-capacity monitor arms, the M8 offers a stylish, slim profile while providing easy adjustment and flawless ergonomic function in an articulating monitor arm.
Sometimes, even custom settings don’t account for how your body shifts throughout the day as your muscles work. Other times, a static fit doesn’t make your muscles work enough. The M8 allows the user to work in a healthy posture through setting one or more monitors at an optimal distance and height from you. The M8,
Like all Humanscale monitor arms, the M8 features interchangeable links for additional reach. It is also compatible with M/Connect, a USB 3.0 monitor arm base and docking station, designed to eliminate desktop clutter by concealing IT connection and providing easy access to user ports.
M8 is available in a variety of finish options, including polished aluminium with white accents and silver with grey accents. M8 can be installed via clamp mount, bolt-through mount, universal slatwall mount or wall stud mount, making installation easy and quick. Prices start at: Dh2,415
- Nova Task Light
Humanscale’s Nova task light is a desk light for the environmentally conscious. The Nova offers endless adaptability in a striking, sculptural form, complementing any work surface. The custom lens and LED array combine to create a uniform pool of glare-free light that is completely adjustable to each user’s preference. The Nova’s counterbalanced arms rotate up to 180 degrees, offering exceptional customisation and ergonomic benefits. ‘Forever Hinges’ ensure the arm stays in place without any slippage or bounce, keeping the light focused precisely where you want it to be.
The Energy Star-certified Nova is an illuminating solution for today and tomorrow, designed to benefit people and the planet. The Nova features not only the highest efficiency LED chip on the market, requiring only seven watts to deliver a powerful 440 lumens of light, but also an occupancy sensor that automatically turns off the light when no one is present. Nova LEDs are guaranteed to last at least 50,000 hours, providing the ultimate option in sustainable durability.
Nova contains greater than 50 per cent recycled content by weight and is comprised of 70 per cent recyclable materials. It is available in black, white and light grey. Prices start at: Dh1,760
- QuickStand Eco
The QuickStand Eco is Humanscale’s next-generation portable sit/stand desk. Sitting for long periods of time day-in-day-out can increase your chances of developing long-term health problems, such as heart disease. Increasing your movement encourages blood flow and helps you to move your muscles in new ways, helping prevent atrophy and strain. An ergonomic workspace is one that encourages movement, and the QuickStand Eco is designed to get us on our feet.
Alternating between sitting and standing throughout the day can boost mood and productivity, reducing the negative effects of sedentary behaviour. The QuickStand Eco’s seamless operation allows you to quickly sit or stand whenever you choose.
The QuickStand Eco, available in black and white, is comprised of more sustainable materials than ever before and features simple setup, portability and near effortless adjustability – transforming ordinary desktops into healthy, active workspaces. With minimal and long-lasting, high-quality materials, the QuickStand Eco was designed to look and work as well in ten years as it does today. Prices start at: Dh2,950
- FM300 Ergonomic Foot Rocker
Humanscale’s FM300 Ergonomic Foot Rocker is a footrest featuring ball bearing rollers, designed to get feet moving for health and comfort. Prolonged sedentary behaviour, such as sitting at a desk all day, can slow down blood flow in the lower body. That, in turn, can increase a person’s risk of developing blood clots or cardiovascular disease. The FM300 offers relief from static sitting by encouraging gentle rocking of the feet, engaging lower leg muscles to increase healthy circulation.
The FM300 offers a 3” height adjustment for custom positioning. Physiological problems caused by sitting for prolonged periods, such as lower back pain, can be alleviated with if feet are in an elevated position. Prices start at: Dh620
With a platform built from solid hardwood, available in natural or dark cherry finishes, and phenolic side supports, the FM300 incorporates thoughtful design considerations into a timeless aesthetic.
To learn more about the Humanscale range of ergonomic solutions or to order Humanscale products, please visit: humanscale.com