By Stand Up Apps, Inc.
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Ergonomics is a complete mobile workplace health solution that offers equipment setup advice, a variety of workplace specific stretching exercises, and programmable reminders to help you time your breaks.
Awards: Winner of the People's Choice Award for the Department of Labor App Challenge! Reached #7 in the Productivity section of the App Store!
Several recent studies have shown that sitting for extended periods of time is detrimental to your health and wellness and can shorten life expectancy. Researchers, wellness experts, and journalists are all coming to the same conclusion: it is extremely beneficial to take short stretch breaks during your work day.
Meanwhile, people are just not moving as much as they used to, especially in the workplace. Instant messaging has replaced walking over to a colleague’s cubicle for a chat. PDFs and online documents have all but replaced trips to the copying machine. Online food delivery sites make it unnecessary to even step out for a lunch break.
Large corporations frequently use desktop software to encourage employees to take workplace breaks because of the strong positive correlation between health and productivity – and now, Ergonomics brings all of the benefits of workplace wellness to you.
WE'RE BRINGING STRETCHING BACK…
It is a simple application with two goals: improving your workplace health and productivity by encouraging stretch breaks, and ensuring that all of your workplace equipment is set up ergonomically for the times that you are sitting.
THERE'S A STRETCH FOR THAT.
•All stretches feature original illustrations and instructions on how to properly position your body.
•You can choose between individual stretches or a group of stretches targeting a specific area.
•A countdown timer is included to help you properly time your stretches.
GAME OF (ADJUSTING) THRONES.
•Learn how to setup your desk, chair, monitor, mouse, and keyboard for enhanced productivity.
•Quick tips give you a summary of the setup at a glance.
•Detailed setup information supported by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).
GIMME A BREAK.
•Gentle reminders are "opt-in" and are designed to be non-obtrusive.
•Reminders are customizable to fit into your individual work schedule.
Incorporating this application into your daily routine will leave you feeling happier, healthier, and more energized.
What's New in Version 4.0
We have been working hard for the past year to improve Ergonomics in several ways.
*Removed user accounts - now you can use the Ergonomics app instantly without creating any sort of account. In fact, 100% of your data is stored on your device.
*Added voice prompts - if you prefer, the app will now provide some basic voice prompts to help you complete your stretches without looking.
*Day of week alerts - it is now possible to schedule alerts for specific days of the week. You won’t receive any weekend alerts anymore.
*Design update - the new design is simpler, cleaner, and easier to use.
*Speed improvements - the new app is smaller in size, doesn’t require any sort of network connection, and is faster than ever.
We are making Ergonomics free for the holiday season!
Thank you so much to everyone who has provided feedback. We read every review and every email that you send and we hope this update addresses some of the concerns people have had in the past.
Thank you for downloading the app and keep stretching!
P.S. If you enjoy using the Ergonomics app, we would love for you to rate it in the App Store. We don’t show any annoying popups that urge you to rate us so it really means the world to us when we receive positive feedback.
Good; a couple tweaks, please
I love this app. I use it on my iPad 2 at work to prevent feeling tired, cramped, and sore at the end of the day in front of a computer.
However, the following tweaks would move it to 5 stars in my view:
1. Add speech prompt when switching to a new stretch, not just when switching sides.
2. The green circle around the start button is very off center (is NOT around the start button) on my iPad 2.
3. Make the information about how to view the stretch visible, or, when the (i) icon is tapped and showing the info, update the info when the stretch changes.
Helpful app. Lots of good tips and timely reminders when I forget to get up and move around and do stretches.
And it's nice that the app doesn't nag for you to review like so many other apps.
Very good app
I tried a few free apps before I tried this one..and it is the best. The reminders are great and the exercises work well. I would recommend.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Nov 16, 2014
- Version: 4.0
- Size: 8.9 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Seller: Stand Up Apps, Inc.
- © 2014 Stand Up Apps, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.