26 July 2019

How product design engineering got our client in the news

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How we product design engineered Oploft:

Posturite tasked us with redesigning and engineering a sit stand desk; Oploft, from first principles. The concept was originally funded on Kickstarter, successfully winning funding to get the project started.

We started with a redesign of the Oploft for manufacture (DfM), since the existing design wasn’t suitable for mass-manufacture. This design followed the original Kickstarter’s Scandinavian aesthetic.

The bulk of this project involved creating a well-engineered product. Creating the perfect amount of mechanical assistance was a challenge. It involved balancing the forces from the gas cylinder, torsion springs, and leaf springs. Due to the compact ‘sliding scissor’ mechanism the amount of force delivered by the gas spring varied throughout the raising of the desk, the leaf and torsion springs augment the force of the gas in the lower positions, with the bulk of the force coming from the gas cylinder in the upper positions. This dance between forces gives the Oploft a semi-weightless feel when in use.

The result:

The benefits of the product are evident from a study done by University College London, where their study by Professor Vincent Walsh (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) proved that using a sit-stand desk at work can dramatically improve cognitive performance. The product, CEO of Posturite, and the UCL research has been featured in several newspapers and news websites. This has helped promote their product and increase its credibility.

If you want to see more about the work we did for Oploft, see our Portfolio.

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26 July 2019

How product design engineering got our client in the news

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How we product design engineered Oploft:

Posturite tasked us with redesigning and engineering a sit stand desk; Oploft, from first principles. The concept was originally funded on Kickstarter, successfully winning funding to get the project started.

We started with a redesign of the Oploft for manufacture (DfM), since the existing design wasn’t suitable for mass-manufacture. This design followed the original Kickstarter’s Scandinavian aesthetic.

The bulk of this project involved creating a well-engineered product. Creating the perfect amount of mechanical assistance was a challenge. It involved balancing the forces from the gas cylinder, torsion springs, and leaf springs. Due to the compact ‘sliding scissor’ mechanism the amount of force delivered by the gas spring varied throughout the raising of the desk, the leaf and torsion springs augment the force of the gas in the lower positions, with the bulk of the force coming from the gas cylinder in the upper positions. This dance between forces gives the Oploft a semi-weightless feel when in use.

The result:

The benefits of the product are evident from a study done by University College London, where their study by Professor Vincent Walsh (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) proved that using a sit-stand desk at work can dramatically improve cognitive performance. The product, CEO of Posturite, and the UCL research has been featured in several newspapers and news websites. This has helped promote their product and increase its credibility.

If you want to see more about the work we did for Oploft, see our Portfolio.

26 July 2019

How product design engineering got our client in the news

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How we product design engineered Oploft:

Posturite tasked us with redesigning and engineering a sit stand desk; Oploft, from first principles. The concept was originally funded on Kickstarter, successfully winning funding to get the project started.

We started with a redesign of the Oploft for manufacture (DfM), since the existing design wasn’t suitable for mass-manufacture. This design followed the original Kickstarter’s Scandinavian aesthetic.

The bulk of this project involved creating a well-engineered product. Creating the perfect amount of mechanical assistance was a challenge. It involved balancing the forces from the gas cylinder, torsion springs, and leaf springs. Due to the compact ‘sliding scissor’ mechanism the amount of force delivered by the gas spring varied throughout the raising of the desk, the leaf and torsion springs augment the force of the gas in the lower positions, with the bulk of the force coming from the gas cylinder in the upper positions. This dance between forces gives the Oploft a semi-weightless feel when in use.

The result:

The benefits of the product are evident from a study done by University College London, where their study by Professor Vincent Walsh (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) proved that using a sit-stand desk at work can dramatically improve cognitive performance. The product, CEO of Posturite, and the UCL research has been featured in several newspapers and news websites. This has helped promote their product and increase its credibility.

If you want to see more about the work we did for Oploft, see our Portfolio.