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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
With the Raised Desk you can work standing or sitting, in the correct position, anytime, anywhere. It is affordable, portable, and designed to help you feel relaxed while avoiding common health issues from the traditional desk. Unlike many products on the market, the patent pending Raised Desk is ergonomically designed to ensure that your neck and arms are in the correct position to avoid pain and ensure proper posture. And, it folds down to fit into a laptop bag or backpack.
The Raised Desk is:
Portable. Suitable for almost every laptop bag and backpack and ideal for the modern worker who travels to different locations (11 in. x 15 in.)
Height Adjustable. Made for anyone from 5'0" to 6'3" with 12 different shelf adjusting slots.
Lightweight. At only 9.0 pounds, easy to carry on your commute or travels. TSA approved carry-on design.
Easy to Assemble. Sets up in just seconds. No tools required.
Sleek and Stylish. Made from 100% recyclable aluminum.
Sturdy. Holds over 30 pounds on each shelf without any problem. The typical laptop weighs about 5 pounds. Strong, smooth, and stylish and made for rugged support.
Optimally designed. Offers a shelf area for mouse and the holes in shelves to allow for cooling air flow to laptops or monitors.
Earth-friendly. Made from 85% recycled content and 100% recyclable.
Anodized Aluminum. A high quality, durable finish which will stand up to the harshest use.
Economical. At a special Kickstarter pricing up to 25% off, everyone can now enjoy the benefits of a portable stand-up desk.
Plus an incredible bonus for the first 45 supporters. We have branded an ultra-slim wireless keyboard with the Raised Desk logo, and you'll get a brand new one similar to the one shown below if you act quickly enough.
The entire Raised Desk folds into a compact 11" x 15" unit which will fit in most laptop bags.
The Ergonomic Correctness of the Raised Desk -
To be ergonomically correct, when using your computer your forearms should be level to the ground, and your neck should be in a neutral position. Some stand-up desks on the market are little more than a table to place on your desktop, possibly aligning your arms in the correct position, but forcing you to bend your neck significantly downward to an ergonomically incorrect position. Other products allow for the shelves to be moved, but often not independently. With these other products, your neck might be correct, but your arms are not. The Raised Desk allows users to make sure both their arms and neck are in the correct positions.
Anthropometric studies show for users to be comfortable and in an ergonomically correct position, their forearms should be at a 90-degree angle to their elbow. Users' necks should be vertical, to a slight tilt forward of up to 15 degrees downward, sometimes referred to as the resting sight line. Keyboard heights that vary from this can cause wrist and hand issues. Tilting one's neck to view a screen that is too low can cause neck issues and vision fatigue. The Raised Desk is designed to meet these constraints using a standard 30" high desk for users from 5'0" to 6'4" tall, about 99% of the population.
Set-Up is a Breeze - No Tools Required
Sitting is the New Smoking
Sitting is the new smoking according to the latest medical research over the last five years. Despite expert advice to stand at least two hours per day, the average office worker sits ten hours per day. Sitting at a computer for extended periods of time at work, school, and home is both uncomfortable and unhealthy.
However, leading a typical American lifestyle doesn’t have to be an automatic sentence to higher risks of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, muscle and joint pain, or early death. Exercise can counteract the effects of sitting all day, but it is not easy to get in time at the gym each day after ten hours of time is spent working and commuting. A more efficient way to reduce the impacts of sitting all day long is to work while standing.
The Health Benefits of the Raised Desk
A 2012 study found that if the average American reduced his or her sitting time to three hours per day, life expectancy would climb by two years. Each 2-hour increase in sitting time per day, their risk of colon cancer increased by 8 percent, and women's risk of endometrial cancer increased by 10 percent.
"The simple act of standing instead of sitting may help you burn 20 to 50 more calories per hour, depending on your size. Although that may not seem like a lot in a 2,000-calorie day, making the standing adjustment for four hours each day can burn an extra 80 to 200 calories -- helping you lose 8 to 20 pounds over the course of a year. Standing more often also contributes to an overall better sense of well-being and health."
Five Health Benefits of Standing Desks
Spending more of your day standing could reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
"The solution, they say, isn't to sit for six hours at work and then head to the gym afterward, because evidence suggests that the negative effects of extended sitting can't be countered by brief bouts of strenuous exercise. The answer is incorporating standing, pacing and other forms of activity into your normal day—and standing at your desk for part of it is the easiest way of doing so."
Sitting Too Much: How Bad Is It?
Excess Sitting Has Been Linked to a Host of Health Problems. Here's How to Reduce Your Sitting Time.
"According to a research team from the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, each time unit of sitting cancels out 8 percent of your gain from the same amount of running. In other words, if you run for an hour in the morning, and then sit for 10 hours during the day, you lose roughly 80 percent of the health benefit from your morning workout."
"For every two hours spent sitting in front of the computer or television, the average person raises his or her risk of colon cancer by 8 percent, of endometrial cancer by 10 percent and of lung cancer by 6 percent."
Quality manufacturing is assured with the automated CNC MAP 1000 Turret Punch which can punch up to 180 times per minute.
Risks and challenges
Our Raised Desk local manufacturing team is experienced in metal design, fabrication and manufacturing and have developed the product prototype together with trusted suppliers from day one. There is no issue with making the product as all of the shown prototypes have already been manufactured and function correctly. The Raised Desk fabricator is a trusted vendor to the United States military, which requires the highest technical and performance standards.
The Raised Desk is Patent Pending and the design is protected.
Our support goal can be easily delivered within the identified time frames. Should supporter response be overwhelming, delays may occur as some retooling may be required to meet demand.
We know you won't settle for a mediocre product and neither will we. We refuse to compromise on quality in order to save time. Should any issues arise, we promise to keep you updated every step of the way.