Standing behind a desk and writing all day can be harmful to your health. As more and more people suffer due to lack of activity and back pains, designers come with innovative ideas to protect their health. The MisterBrightLight is a standing desk that will remind you when it’s time to stand up, move around and open a window. Moreover, it’s height can be adjusted by hand movements.
Sometimes, as we work, time runs away with us. It is hard to concentrate upon switching our position or getting rid of a chair to go for a small stroll when we are hooked by the current project that has engaged our attention. MisterBrightLight is an office desk that features adjustable height and a smartphone app that will let its users know when it is time to ditch the chair and stand up. In that moment, the user merely has to press his hand to the surface of the desk and its height will be adjusted accordingly.
The application is available only on iOS for the moment. It will track how many calories you burn by standing up instead of sitting in a chair. Moreover, it will allow you to “set goals, earn virtual trophies and share progress on Facebook.” The desk is able to track oxygen, humidity and temperature levels, sending alerts to the smartphone when it deems it is time to open a window and let some air inside.
The name of the desk comes from the LED light placed along its margins. The color can be adjusted to fit your interior design or your mood. Moreover, these lights can also be used as Do Not Disturb signs. Red lets people know you are working hard, while green allows them to approach you.
A fully customized MisterBrightLight with all features and perks will cost around €2,772.30 (US$3,413). Do you think the desk is worth it?