StandiT lets you build your own electric standing desk

Not only can this standing desk be controlled by smartphone and voice, it can sense when you’re near and adjust its height accordingly.

As if it wasn’t already common sense, research has found that remaining stationary at your desk all day is bad for your health. Increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, abnormal cholesterol levels and poor posture are among only some of the pitfalls of prolonged sitting. This has led to the emergence of standing desks throughout offices worldwide. And as great as those may be, what about all of the existing ‘dumb’ pieces of furniture?


Taking this into consideration, one Pensacola-based startup has come up with a simple yet elegant solution to the problem. StandiT is a modular, patent-pending system that can take ordinary desks or wooden tabletops and transform them into electric stand-sit desks capable of raising and lowering on your command. Designed with flexibility in mind, the product boasts an extremely easy-to-use interface along with a few different methods of control: a high-res OLED control panel, an accompanying smartphone app, voice control and proximity detection. When ready to get some work done, your desk will sense your presence and will automatically adjust to the right.


What’s more, its accompanying app communicates with the StandiT via Bluetooth and comes complete with a fitness tracking function to show how long you’ve been standing, how many calories you’ve burned, and reminds you when to sit down for a bit. And while resting on your tooch, the system will help to improve your posture, alleviate back pain, and enhance your overall well-being.


The real magic, however, is in its ATmega328P powered, extendable leg system. Each leg, which is made of aircraft-grade aluminium with a brushed anodized finish, can carry up to 100 pounds and ranges from 27” to 44.5” in height. The plug-and-play, Arduino-compatible platform ships in kit form, and takes no more than 15 minutes to assemble. Whether you want to use StandiT’s solid wood top, attach the StandiT legs to your existing desk or simply build your own, it’s never been easier to create a custom workspace.


So, are you ready to improve your work life with an electric desk? Head over to StandiT’s Kickstarter campaign, where its team is currently seeking $15,000. Delivery is slated for April 2016.

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