Ergotron Statement on FDA Advisory Letter

Late last year, the FDA sent an advisory letter to hospital administrators, warning them of the dangers associated with some battery-powered mobile medical carts.

At Ergotron, we saw this as another opportunity to communicate with our customers. In this video, Troy Townes, Product Manager for mobile medical carts, talks about the battery chemistry Ergotron uses in our StyleView carts, and the difference that makes in safety, durability and value.

If you have any questions about your medical cart fleet (whether Ergotron-branded or not), our Services team can help. Learn more.

Ergotron Aims to Change Bedside Patient-Provider Interaction

The patient over-bed table in hospitals hasn’t changed much in the last few decades. Despite the revolution in mobile computing, too many patients use outdated technology to interact with their care team. Ergotron wants to change that.

With our new StyleView® Patient eTable, healthcare tech is no longer a barrier for the patient to overcome; it’s an integral part of their care. From medications to food menus to patient entertainment, our eTable provides a platform for patients to easily use tablet computers without risking muscle strain from holding the tablet for a long time.

In this podcast, Ergotron Product Manager Troy Townes shares with me the details on this exciting new product, how it came about, and where we think the technology is going in the future.

 


Have you heard our other podcasts? We plan to do a lot more, so if you have ideas or questions you’d like us to cover in future episodes, be sure to let us know in the comments, or on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

Active Schools Recognizes Ergotron As Partner of the Year

Last week at the 2017 Partnership for a Healthier America’s Building a Healthier Future Summit in Washington, DC., Active Schools honored Ergotron, Lakeshore FoundationNational Center for Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) and Marathon Kids with its Partner of the Year Award.

Organizations coming together to support active lifestyles for kids.

Active School Partner of the Year Award

Active Schools, a nationwide movement dedicated to ensuring 60 minutes of physical activity is the norm for K-12 schools, recognizes organizations that support active lifestyles for kids. 

Said Bob Hill, Ergotron’s Education Manager who attended the event, “Partnering with Active Schools is a natural fit to our underlying mission to activate work and learn spaces.

Attendees to the summit had a full agenda, with keynote speakers like Cindy Crawford, Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton also helping champion the cause.

“Ergotron is honored to be partnering with such dedicated organizations. Our mutual objective is to create awareness and understanding of the sedentary problem, while introducing a solution that can make a difference with our youth,” said Hill.

Read more about it.

Register Today! ErgoExpo Webinar May 17 – Designing a Professional Sit-Stand Desk Converter Workstation

It’s possible to affordably upgrade existing desks with a sit-stand desk converter. But with so many brands, how do you choose the right one?

Ergotron is sponsoring ErgoExpo’s May Wednesday Webinar. The event features Ergotron’s CEO, Peter Segar, and Director. Mustafa Ergun, who will be sharing Egotron’s design criteria for professional grade sit-stand workstations. They hope to raise awareness about the importance of ergonomic ranges when choosing solutions across a broad population of users. This knowledge will aid business understanding of the critical design elements involved in creating a sit-stand workstation that is safe and reliable for years to come.

Register now for Wednesday, May 17th at 11am PT | 2pm ET.

THIS 60-MINUTE WEBINAR:

  • Discusses principles of designing and testing of a professional-grade Sit-Stand Desk Converter
  • Proposes Sit-Stand Desk Converter safety standards
  • Establishes criteria to evaluate Sit-Stand Desk Converters

It offers practical, clear guidance for businesses seeking to create healthy work cultures where employees can thrive. We hope to see you there!

BONUS! Attend and ErgoExpo will issue a Certificate of Completion you can use to apply for CEUs with BCSP directly or CoC points with BCPE directly.

CAN’T ATTEND? An online recording of the live session will be available after the event on the ErgoExpo site.

Speak Out! for Kids’ Health & PE

Courtesy of SHAPE America

Bob Hill, Ergotron’s Education Manager, will join more than 200 fellow health and physical education advocates representing nearly 50 states on Capitol Hill to take part in the SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) 10th annual member lobby day, SPEAK Out! Day, on April 25-26.

Bob is in DC to help champion the importance of physical activity in education, and especially within sedentary middle- and high-school classrooms. Research shows there is a link between movement and learning, so health and physical education can help boost academic performance. He will also share insights and success stories about introducing non-disruptive, low-level activity into the classroom. (In the words of teachers, adjustable standing desks are a “game-changer.”)

Movement matters. Health matters. Performance matters. Ergotron is helping to lead the charge to create better learning environments that give students the best chance for success, now and in the future.

Active learning spaces empower students to lead active, healthy lives, which is SHAPE America’s national commitment called 50 Million Strong by 2029.

Join us on social. Find SPEAK Out! Day updates during the two-day event by following @SHAPE_America and #MoreTitleIV on Twitter.

Celebrate Earth Day, April 22


 
Earth Day will be observed by more than 1 billion people around the world this Saturday. Since its debut on April 22, 1970, it has annually reminded us all of the value of clean air, land, and water.

As an environmentally responsible company, Ergotron is doing our part to reduce our footprint while growing. We use state-of-the-art management and manufacturing practices to “go green” wherever possible. Our products are built sustainably, and comply with the Green Building Council and other sustainable building certification criteria.

Also, Ergotron products are designed to be future-proof, so they continue to be useful when you add new personnel, upgrade computer hardware, or reconfigure a work space.

Our mission: to help you save money, reduce pollution, and protect your employees and families.

Want to help make a difference? Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Find tips for practicing the “3 Rs” of waste reduction every day in our environment: at home, school, work, and in your community.

Look for special activities in your local area in recognition of Earth Day on Saturday. Near Ergotron HQ, 75,000 ladybugs were released inside the Mall of America by kids this past Thursday. As natural predators of plant-killing insects, they will help replace chemical pesticides for the 30,000 plants and 400 trees inside the 5.6 million-square-foot building.

Join the conversation on social media with #EarthDay2017.

“Anatomy of a Sit-Stand Company” Webinar on April 26th!

 
Join us Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 9am PT (12pm ET and 4pm UTC) for the “Anatomy of a Sit-Stand Company” webinar. Discover how workplace wellness and productivity is impacted by workstations, whether movement-friendly or not. Ergotron surveyed over 1,000 employees, from seven different divisions, and over 40 locations of a publicly traded corporation and is bringing the insights to you in this informative discussion.

Register now for this 45-minute live web broadcast with Ergotron’s worksite wellness expert Betsey Banker.

Wellness professionals interested in the corporate adoption of sit-stand workstations will especially benefit from this webinar.

WHY ATTEND:

  • Get a snapshot of the various impacts of traditional versus sit-stand desks in a large, multi-segment organization
  • Find out the personal impact access to movement-friendly workstations can have on sedentary employees
  • Receive a free executive summary that highlights results of the Workplace Movement Assessment

PRESENTER: Betsey Banker, CWWS, CWWPM
With over a decade of experience working for a leading manufacturer of ergonomic and sit-stand display mount solutions, Betsey has experienced firsthand the transformative impact that movement can have on worker wellbeing. [read full bio]

CAN’T ATTEND? An online recording of the live session will be available after the event.

ErgotronHome: Spring has Sprung!

Here at ErgotronHome, it seems like we’ve been waiting ages but now it’s official: Spring has sprung! What’s your springtime inspiration?

One that some people enjoy more than others is to get organized! This is the start of our favorite time to spring clean, clearing away the winter musty into spingtime sparkle with the Workspace™ Hub27. This slim, wall-mounted sit-stand desk saves space—store all counter clutter in the unit—and it keeps your devices charged and ready for action too.

Here are a few other ideas to make the most of this energizing season:

  • Redecorate your outdoor living space
  • Plan a picnic for alfresco entertaining
  • Gear up for gardening season
  • Explore spring travel destinations
  • Shop for updated swimsuits and sandals
  • Do a spring craft kit refresh

And as you plan your activities, take your laptop with you with the Workspace™ Lift24. This adjustable-height laptop stand converts any surface into a more active standing desk—whether that is in your office, den or kitchen, or even on the porch or deck. When you want to sit, no problem! Just detach the tray to bring with you to your favorite chair, providing space for a mouse and device.

Spring. It’s a great time to stay in motion while at work and play. Let us know how we can help with that.

Listen Up!: Introducing Our New Podcast Series

Ergotron’s mission is to enhance the human-technology interface, not only to improve productivity while using tech, but also to promote better health and general wellness. To further this mission, we are launching a new series of podcasts by Ergotron experts and guests covering meaningful conversations on healthcare, wellness, education, and ergonomic related topics.

Our first three-part series is by Betsey Banker, CWWPM, CWWS, Ergotron Wellness Vertical Manager, presenting: Embracing Movement at Work. The series covers the dangers of excessive sitting, the science supporting standing, and the value of adopting a movement-friendly workstyle.

Enjoy these short, bite-size segments whenever it’s convenient — either listen here now or download them to your device for later:

Embracing Movement at Work, Part 1:

 

Embracing Movement at Work, Part 2:

 

Embracing Movement at Work, Part 3:

 

Watch for more great topics in the months ahead.

Stay in the loop — follow us on social:#MoveMore, #SitLess. And feel free to suggest topics for us to cover. Tweet us @Ergotron.


Betsey Banker
@BetseyBanker and LinkedIn