I will be preparing to move my entire Dept to another location in several weeks. I almost went through with getting a "walking desk" the last time we moved, but I wasn't able to get my research done on time. I am hoping to remedy that this time and get a walkstation for my new location.
How many users out there have had any success in getting the company to pay for the desk?
How many users out there have their desks adjacent to other workers in more traditional workstations? Any complaints about the noise? or just the distraction of having a constantly moving object next to them?
I am only 5"0" tall. Is there user on this blog, with equally vertical challenges that can tell me if the height adjustments will accomodate someone of my lofty stature?
Who else besides Steelcase is out there selling these things?
Have any of you abandoned your walking stations? If so, why?
Do any of you "Share" your walking stations with another co-worker? How is that working out?
Sorry for all the questions.
I have been trying to prepare myself for this change. We have a regular Nordic Trac treadmill at home. I have had my husband attach a plywood desk that hangs from the grabbar rails. Because it hangs below the rails, it is ergonomically perfect for my hands/wrists to reach the keyboard of the laptop that I sit on it. Unfortunately, after an hour and half the treadmill motor cuts out so it won't overheat.
I have never had trouble walking and typing or reading or using the phone on my little homemade desk. I do experience signficant pain in my left hip and wonder if it is due to walking on the treadmill, since I never experience this pain when I simply walk for the same length and period of time outside. Has anyone else experienced pain that only occurs from treadmill walking as opposed to outside normal level terrain walking?
Thanks for any comments you might share. I am really hoping I can pursue this for my next office location.