New York, NY– The internet of things is rapidly making its transition into the internet of everything. As our need to calculate and track our every move goes beyond just steps and calories, other aspects of our life that often go unnoticed are stepping into focus.
It’s been widely publicized that sitting may in fact be the new smoking. To combat the claims that sedentary lifestyles lead to higher chances of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and numerous other ailments, I’ve started to change the way I complete my daily tasks throughout the workday. Sitting, standing, and trying out various other solutions to keep myself and my creative thinking alive and well.
“For people who sit most of the day, their risk of heart attack is about the same as smoking.” – Martha Grogan, Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic
Through a new app called Office iQ from Humanscale, sensors in both the desk and the chair can communicate recommendations to the smartphone application of times to sit and stand. These intelligent prompts work around your daily calendar and are conveniently designed to not interfere with phone calls or typing.