Humanscale Foot Machine – Brief Article – Product Announcement
Founded in 1983, Humanscale’s mission is to design and manufacture products that encourage computer users to adopt low-risk body postures. Partnering with top designers, the company has developed a product line that includes virtually every workstation component that directly impacts the health and comfort of the user. Studies have shown that 70 percent of all women and 40 percent of all men suffer health problems related to the pooling of fluids in the lower limbs–the result of sitting for hours at a time. These problems can include blood clots, varicose veins, and pressure on the Achilles tendon. The Humanscale Foot Machine, with its ball-bearing roller design, encourages gentle rocking of the feet in the same way a rocking chair encourages motion. This subconscious rocking keeps the lower leg muscles active, which improves circulation and overall health. Made of a solid birch platform and injection-molded plastic side panels, the Foot Machine comes with a lifetime warranty and retails for $130.
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