MELBOURNE, Australia – February 4, 2016 – Officiser is the world’s first comprehensive office health management device. It is the leading product in the preventive office health management industry, which helps people develop a ‘healthy habit’ in their daily lifestyle. The innovative device promotes proactive sitting by maximizing the small movements in our daily lives. It simply fits under a desk and allows users to be active while sitting. It’s easy, smart, and fun! By simply gliding in a push and pull motion or completing bidirectional movements, which will stimulate diverse leg muscles, users will burn calories.
These easy and simple movements will also stimulate blood circulation. Users can also do ankle stretches and heel pulls, which will stimulate calves, blood circulation, and connected joints and muscles. There is also an app that users can download to help develop healthy habits, such as drinking more water. Mainly the app uses a game-like tracker to encourage goal settings, but it also keeps users informed on things such the left and right balance board.
Office employees usually sit average of seven hours or more, and other than the real active 3 hours, the rest of 21 hours remain sedentary lifestyle (working, eating, commuting, meeting friends and family, relaxing… etc.) While all the health threatening articles and expensive solutions are pouring out in the market, they thought ‘there must be something more practical, affordable and fun!’ and so was the Officiser born! Recent research is starting to reveal that the problem lies in the absence of movement, rather than the time spent sitting.
Any stationary posture where energy expenditure is low may be detrimental to health, be it sitting or standing. So, Officiser wants to be the solution to inactive, sedentary, and passive lifestyles. However, before everyone can use this workplace health management device, Officiser needs help. That’s why they launched this Kickstarter campaign. The goal of this project is to raise $85,000 AUD by March 14, 2016. The funds raised will go towards tooling and a mass production run.
This new lifestyle changer might also bring some interesting changes in the wearable device industry, since all of the wearable bands and others are able to track most of the activity data except for the sitting time. If the proactive sitting data could be shared with the wearables, this could generate some interesting differentiator factor for the wearable device services, allowing to fully cover the user’s activities and habits to provide proper feedback and guide for better biorhythm management.
To help bring this innovative device to market, please visit the Kickstarter campaign or click here. Perks will be delivered between March 2016 and October 2016.
Please keep in mind this is an “all-or-nothing” deal, which means if the campaign does not reach the funding goal then the project cannot move forward. So know that any amount given can make a difference, and this is an incredible opportunity to be a part of a special campaign! Help Officiser reach the goal by sharing this on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. The more people know about this, the more support the campaign will receive.
Office Wellness Trends
Global aging and obesity is picking up more and more speed and is becoming an important homework to solve not only for the governments but also the corporations due to increasing direct medical expenditures. And the global standing-desk boom could be very closely connected with this issue, since the sedentary lifestyle is one of the rising factors for both health threats and obesity. 80% of our jobs nowadays are sedentary, and employees usually sit average of seven hours or more. Other than the real active 3 hours during the whole day, the rest of 21 hours remain sedentary lifestyle, thus are exposed to multiple health vulnerabilities that so many studies and researches are warning.
Due to such trends, global companies are now putting more attention on ‘preventive workplace health’ or ‘workplace wellness’ and plans to increase the budget every year, sometimes investing in high cost services or devices, as statistics are starting to clearly show that each dollar invested in preventive health for employees are yielding average of 3 dollars in return.
As the in-office ‘activeness’ and workplace wellness approach grows faster, more alternatives are being introduced as well, from desk cycles to comprehensive office-health solutions such as Officiser. Maybe one of the keys to prevent sedentary lifestyle and obesity doesn’t have to be so expensive for the employers and could start from something as simple and affordable as promoting proactive sitting for the employees.
Phoenix Business Journal (The Valley’s Healthiest Employers 2015)
Corporate Health & Wellness Association ‘Sit Up and Take Notice: The case for in-office activity stations’
SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management): 2014 Employee Benefits
National Council on Strength & Fitness: https://www.ncsf.org/enew/articles/articles-corporatewellnessprogramsreturn.aspx
Workplace Wellness Programs Study RAND Health
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