HumanScale’s HealthKit desk tells you when you’re being lazy at work


Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac
The standing desk gets HealthKit. Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

LAS VEGAS — I’ve had a standing desk for two years now, and while it’s practically the greatest piece of furniture to ever enter my life, I somehow forget to actually stand at it while working.

Cult_of_Mac_CES_2015 HumanScale is all too familiar with lazy people like me using their ergonomic desks without reaping the full benefits, so the company teamed up with Detroit startup Tome to create a standing desk solution called OfficeIQ that syncs with HealthKit to tell you when you’re being too damn lazy.

Office IQ combines integrated sensors and software to monitor workplace activity, such as sitting, standing or time spent away from one’s desk. Measuring information such as caloric expenditure, OfficeIQ provides users real-time feedback on their activity and pairs with third-party personal fitness apps across multiple platforms and devices.

“For us, partnering with Humanscale, the leader in office ergonomics, is an incredible opportunity. We know that if you want to get people moving at work, you start by getting them to stand up,” Tome CEO Jake Sigal said. “OfficeIQ will make movement an integral part of every workday for users.”

OfficeIQ tells you when you need to sit, when to stand and when your desk isn’t adjusted to the perfect ergonomic height. There are no details on pricing yet, but Humanscale told Cult of Mac to expect the full launch in June.


Daily round-ups or a weekly refresher, straight from Cult of Mac to your inbox.

  • The Weekender

    The week's best Apple news, reviews and how-tos from Cult of Mac, every Saturday morning. Our readers say: "Thank you guys for always posting cool stuff" -- Vaughn Nevins. "Very informative" -- Kenly Xavier.