VIDEO: This futuristic desk lets you do office work while lying completely flat

Hamza Rao 11:14 PM | 29 Jul, 2016
VIDEO: This futuristic desk lets you do office work while lying completely flat
Developed by entrepreneurs and investors John Speicher and Che Voigt, the patented Altwork Station allows users to work in a variety of positions, from sitting, and focused reclining, with an all-in-one integrated monitor, desk and chair workstation that moves with the user’s body.

VIDEO: How this amazing chair works

"You would want to sit, stand, recline into a focus position for tackling your toughest work challenges or even work in a zero gravity position—all while maintaining ergonomic integrity and being comfortable so you can be more productive." said the website.

"As engineers, designers, and technologists we believe your work can flow more freely when your computer moves with you throughout your work day."

“We designed the Altwork Station as a tool for professionals who use computers most of the day,” said CEO Voigt. “High-intensity computer users are defined as those who spend at least four hours in from of their computers on a daily basis, while being required to address complex tasks for extended periods of time. Our mission is to create furniture that makes the body comfortable so the mind can be free.”

He said that a majority of employees now work in an information-rich environment requiring access to online and computer data from multiple sources. In the past, these workers had to conform to a static, virtually fixed, chair-and-desk office configuration that had not changed much for over 150 years, he said.

According to Voigt, today’s knowledge workers say they want a workspace that adapts to them, one that enables them to work smarter and more efficiently, especially in open-space office layouts.

With the touch of a built-in, push-button remote, the Altwork Station’s chair rises, lowers or reclines into a user-chosen position. The adjustable leg rest allows users to stretch out, or determine their preferred comfort angle. The ability to stand at work also has advantages.

Voigt said experts believe a large part of the health benefits of standing, for example, come from keeping the torso and legs more than 135 degrees apart to allow for proper blood flow and to alleviate the possibility of nerve effects often associated with sitting, such as Sciatic back and leg pain, compared with the 90 degree angle that traditional chairs require.

Hamza Rao
Hamza Rao

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430


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