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Architectural design, 6.5 OTHER HUMANITIES
Numerous studies have shown how prolonged sitting at school can have a negative effect on the physical health and is linked with obesity in primary school students. More physically active approaches to learning have been shown to not only improve physical wellbeing but increase attention and improve learning outcomes. There is also an increasing movement to sit/ stand desking for office worker for ergonomic reasons.
This project is concerned with developing a sit/ stand school desk that would allow students to move between sitting and standing while in school. The desk should be suitable for primary school children aged between 5 and 12 years old.
The project was undertaken as part of an Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher.
Walsh, John and Ennis, Mark, "Standupable Desks - Ergonomic furniture for Primary Schools" (2016). Other resources. 34.