Midway through 2016, I was at home in Hong Kong, watching my son complete his homework. He had found my laptop open on the dining room table, opened the application he needed, and began working. All the while his legs and feet moved, yet he stood, focused on his work. When I asked him why he didn’t sit down to do his homework, he responded, “Dad, I’d prefer to stand up and work, it helps me concentrate”
Having seen this, and knowing all too well how height adjustable desks had begun to make their way into the workplace, I began to question why it stopped at the school gate. Research showed the benefits of increased movement, surely if it were good enough for adults to have the flexibility to sit-stand it was good enough for their children?
The answer was of course 'Yes' ... Amperstand was born.
Fast-forward to April 2017, and we are closing in on having something to show the world. The design phases are complete, test rigs have proven the concept, the mechanism works and we have incorporated feedback from teachers and ergonomists. During April 2017 we will begin the manufacture of our first prototype desks. These will be tested in a number of environments and with schools across the country.
If you would like to know more about Amperstand, drop me a note.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Founder, Managing Director