Mobile Sit to Stand Electrically Height Adjustable Desks
East Sussex Disability Association (ESDA) approached Aerofoil Design for assistance with furniture for their Karten Room as we had previously assisted them with tilt top tables.
We attended a meeting with key staff and service users to ascertain how the room would continue to be used, discussing the barriers experienced by wheel chair users in particular, whom sometimes found it difficult to position their wheelchairs close enough to be able to use the tables properly. We therefore proposed the use of height adjustable desks to allow personal adjustment to suit the User.
We also discussed the fact that visually impaired people can sometimes find it difficult to distinguish the outline of tables if there is poor contrast between the colour of the tables and the floor.
Different worksurfaces have different levels of reflectivity and this can affect how visually impaired people can differentiate paper on desks, for example. After more research, practical experimentation and consultation with service users, we agreed on surface specifications.
Walnut Effect Electrically Adjustable Desks
The workstations are electrically height adjustable and controlled by a simple switch mounted under the worksurface.
The User can simply lower or raise the desk to suit their situation and their work, from approx 650mm high to over 1300mm. This also allows Users to stand up and work, irrespective of their individual height.
Castors on Sit to Stand Desks
As the room also has to be used for other functions, there is a need to clear the tables from the room at times to allow for this.
We achieved this by specifying mobile height adjustable tables, fitted with soft wheel castors which also have brakes to prevent them moving unnecessarily.
End View of Desks At Different Heights
The desks have been shown here at different heights to highlight the various ways in which they can be used. From extra low positions for lower level, seated working, right up to a standing height.
The ease of adjustment means that most users can change the height of the desk without assistance at any time throughout the day to reflect their changing needs.
East Sussex Disability Association Information
East Sussex Disability Association is a charity which helps disabled people throughout East Sussex by providing advice and information.
The desks are shown here with vertical cable spines, designed to channel cables from the floor to desktop - and flexible from around 650mm to 1200mm. They have been temporarily plugged into an extension lead for testing.
Cable Management and Power Solution on Desks
Aerofoil Design have designed an electrical solution complete with cable management for these height adjustable workstations.
Desk top power modules have been fitted to each desk, each with three switched UK power sockets. These are powered via 2m long power cables which run down the cable spines, to sockets in the floor. The electrical motors in the desk are plugged into these modules too.
Cable management trays are suspended under the desktop, and can hold excess power cables, power transformers and all computer leads.