Live longer, feel better, & be more productive! OMEGA: The next evolution in standing desk and treadmill desk ergonomic design.
An infinitely-adjustable, ergonomic keyboard tray built right in
Most people are aware that adjustable keyboard trays (AKTs) are supposed to improve ergonomics when using a computer. They do this by tilting the keyboard's front edge up to eliminate "wrist extension," among other good things. When seated at a desk, these measures work well. However, standing desk and treadmill desk users soon find that conventional keyboard trays cannot adjust sufficiently to achieve the ideal geometries required when not sitting—they were never designed to. iMovR's pioneering research in this arena has led to to development of the Omega Desk line (patents pending), incorporating an infinitely-adjustable keyboard tray right into the desktop.
The Omega is the first and only adjustable-height desk on the market with optimal ergonomics for all three modalities: sitting, standing and even walking on a treadmill.
Most AKTs cannot achieve more than -15 degrees of keyboard tilt. When standing, without the benefit or chair armrests to support the user's forearms, -15 degrees is not enough to achieve the most "neutral" and therefore ergonomic position. This can lead to a variety of muscle and joint strains, and can result in reduced typing speed, accuracy, and endurance. In over two years of extensive user testing, iMovR's engineers figured out that steeper keyboard inclines can correct these issues by allowing the user to type at a more neutral angle with their wrists straight. This reduces the neck and shoulder pain associated with "computer hunch," and protects the wrist, arms, and hands by eliminating wrist flexion and extension entirely.
SteadyType™: exclusively from iMovR
Our proprietary SteadyType design allows the keyboard to be set at literally any angle up to -85 degrees (and without losing your keyboard). A tilt angle of -20 degrees or greater is what most users will find the most comfortable for typing while standing. For treadmill desk usage, angles of -25 to -40 degrees achieve the greatest improvements in ergonomics and comfort, as well as maximizing typing speed, accuracy and endurance. A crucial additional benefit for treadmill deskers is eliminating "anchoring stresses." These occur on typical treadmill desks when users "anchor" themselves to the desk: Users press down on their palms to maintain their hands' position above the keyboard as they sway with their walking motions and the treadmill belt pulls them backwards. Pressing in this way is ergonomically detrimental, and will cause wrist strain over time. Working at steeper angles allows the hands to relax and merely "hang on" loosely, without needing to apply pressure on the palms to keep your hands in place above the keyboard.
The net result is improved typing comfort, higher typing speeds, and greater typing accuracy at faster walking speeds than can be achieved with any other treadmill desk setup.
Great ergonomics, but also the best overall stability of any sit-stand desk
We always recommend using a keyboard tray on any workstation, but the truth is that using a keyboard tray on any 2-leg, adjustable-height desk can lead to significant monitor shaking - especially if that monitor is mounted to a monitor arm like it should be. We incorporated the Omega's keyboard tray directly into the desktop, so the user's typing pressure is applied only inches from the desk' center of balance. The difference in desk and monitor stability is amazing. The Omega is by far the most rigid height-adjustable table ever devised, and dramatically more stable than any two-leg desk using a keyboard tray. Watch this demonstration video to see what we mean.
The Omega EVEREST: Auto-electric with four programmable memory presets
The EVEREST features a digital controller with a height readout and four programmable memory presets. The desk is one of the tallest-reaching in the industry, with a top-end height of 50.5" including the table top, and can descend down to 26.5" for sitting. Most height-adjustable tables top out at 47" (the ANSI/BIFMA standard most manufacturers shoot for) but the EVEREST's extra four inches of reach will be beneficial to anyone over 6'2", or 5'9" if using a treadmill. Even average height users will appreciate the EVEREST'S greater leg stability, because its telescoping leg segments have substantially more overlap at maximum extension than desks that top out at lower heights.
Unmatched USA-made quality
Most adjustable-height desk bases offered today are manufactured in China, though marketers will often leave this detail out. The EVEREST is 100% Made-in-America (Michigan, to be precise) and offers the longest warranty you'll find on any electric desk: Lifetime on the frame, 10 years on motors and moving parts, 5 years on the tabletop, and 10 years on electronics.