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Volume 127, 2017The 11th International Conference on Axiomatic Design (ICAD 2017)
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Adjustadesk — An Adjustable Height Desk
Reykjavik University, Engineering Department, Menntavegur 1, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
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It is no wonder that demand of adjustable desks is increasing in the world. People are dealing with long hours sitting down and many have musculoskeletal system problems due to this. Our idea started with this concept but then we applied it for the Reykjavík University workshop which really needs better facilities to keep your laptop and other equipment out of harm's way while working on projects. Our idea is to make an affordable adjustable desk that is suitable for a workshop environment. It will only be mechanical, unlike most desks which are driven by electrical motors. To reduce the gravitational force of the desk we will use gas struts, this will give the desk more flowing motion. The desk met all our requirements. After building the desk we tested it and can withstand 200 kg on the top and can be pushed from all sides with 50 kg without flexing. It slides up and down with smoothly and locks in position without any problems.
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