Humanscale Launches OfficeIQ
A Revolutionary Software System For the Intelligent, Health-Conscious Office
New York, NY, January 2016 – Humanscale has been a force in the field of workplace design, pioneering innovations in every category from seating, lighting, desking, textiles and technology. As the leader in ergonomics, Humanscale has shifted the focus to health-centered products and was one of the first to propose sit/stand systems. Their latest game-changer is OfficeIQ, a revolutionary system developed in collaboration with Detroit-based Tome Software. A connected workspace software solution, it incorporates intelligence into height adjustable workstations to help companies monitor product utilization and enable users to make healthy choices throughout the day. Available to order in Q1 2016, it is the next big step in turning traditional offices into active, intelligent workspaces.
Humanscale Founder and CEO, Robert King, says "OfficeIQ is in line with our focus on solutions that are inherently simple and easy to use, yet have a real impact on wellness in the workplace. It will help to ensure that sit/stand equipment users gain the full benefits of their ergonomic workstations. No one is talking about utilization but this is critical data for the evolving office environment. It can generate energy and cost savings and help employers see real returns on their investments in developing healthier and happier places to work."
Using occupancy and height sensor technology from a lightweight, portable box positioned on or under the work surface, OfficeIQ provides sit/stand ROI data, calculates caloric expenditure, and gives opt-in users real time feedback on their activity at workstations. Like a wearable, it gamifies the experience. Individuals can receive activity scores and alerts with smart sit/stand reminders, while companies can set up teams to create a friendly competition between departments. Its “Don’t be Creepy” policy protects the individual’s privacy. In turn, employers receive aggregated data, which enables the company to track occupancy and utilization rates.
“At Tome, the Internet of Things is more about the human experience, and less about the ‘Things’,” states Jake Sigal, founder and CEO of Tome. “Humanscale brings their 30+ years of industry leadership in furniture ergonomics and we provide our tech chops to invent the future of the workplace,” he continues.
During the Consumer Electronics Show, Humanscale and Tome will be providing a first look at the newest OfficeIQ developments, which expand this technology into the connected conference room. For the first time ever, it can now be applied to task or conference chair casters to monitor occupancy in meeting room settings. This will impact in the way companies utilize shared space and could have a significant effect on workplace design.
Additional product features include:
- Multiple sensors ensure accurate data at occupied stations while ultrasonic sensors detect height changes
- Uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensors and wireless connectivity
- Notifications available for Mac and PC
OfficeIQ will be in display at booth 74047 in the CES Tech West hall at the Sands Expo at Venetian/Palazzo. For high res images, video and more information on OfficeIQ, visit bit.ly/humanscale_ces.
A passion for connecting hardware products to software applications led Jake Sigal and Massimo Baldini to launch Tome, Inc. in April 2014. Founded in metro Detroit, the company develops connectivity products to keep people mobile and active, and creates value as a focused niche within the larger Internet of Things movement. Tome is a member of the StartUp Health accelerator, based in New York City. Sigal and Baldini sold their previous startup, Livio, to Ford Motor Co. in 2013. Learn more about Tome at http://www.tomesoftware.com.
Humanscale is the leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Through leveraging new technology in functional yet minimal designs, Humanscale transforms traditional offices into active, intelligent workspaces. Committed to making a net positive impact on the earth as well as our customers, Humanscale offers award-winning products designed with a focus on function, simplicity and longevity.