The Omega Everest Table Top, part of iMovr's ThermoDesk line, features an innovative keyboard tray built directly into the surface of the table top. The new "SteadyType" keyboard tray helps reduce wrist extension and monitor shake at standing and walking workstations, and helps users of treadmill desks counter the 'backwards-pulling' effect of the treadmill.
Users moving to standing workstations and walking workstations can sometimes find it difficult to position the keyboard at a steep enough negative incline. The result is wrist extension, i.e. an upward bend at the wrist that can increase the risk of injury to the hands, wrists and forearms. The integrated, inset design of the "SteadyType" keyboard tray allows users to position the keyboard at steep negative inclines, from 0° to -85°.
Another issue for walking workstation users is the tendency to anchor the heels of the hands to the desk in an effort to keep their hands correctly positioned over the keyboard. This results in a constant, and significant strain on the muscles of the arms, shoulders and upper body. The greater degree of negative tilt offered by the "SteadyType" keyboard tray helps users more easily counter the backwards pulling effect of the treadmill. With the keyboard tray inclined at a steeper negative incline the backwards pull of the treadmill now works in the user's favour to hold the user's hands in position against the keyboard.
Both of the above issues are addressed by the SteadyType Keyboard Tray. The improved hand and wrist positioning enables users to maintain good walking posture while letting the muscles of the hands, forearms and upper body relax. This more natural posture will result in improved typing performance over standard 'flat-topped' walking workstations.
By integrating the "SteadyType" keyboard tray into the body of the table top and moving it closer to the centre of the desk top, iMovr has succeeded in significantly reducing the phenomenon known to users of height adjustable workstations as 'monitor shake'.
On the Omega Everest table top, the mouse sits on the primary desk surface but remains easily accessible within the Comfort Zone due to the unique positioning of the keyboard 'in' the desktop. The "SteadyType" keyboard tray has two height settings that enable the user to select the most beneficial positions for the keyboard and mouse relative to each other.
The 1 1/8" thick Omega Everest ThermoDesk Table Tops feature softly rounded edges and corners, vacuum-wrapped at high heat. The 3D Lamination process creates a seamless surface and the grommet hole interiors are perfectly covered and sealed. The worksurface has no sharp edges or square corners and is completely non-porous, helping to protect it from humidity and spilled liquids. Multiple layers of finish provide resistance to abrasion and damage from many common cleaning and disinfectant products. A wide palette of colours, including Hayward Cherry, Clove Mahogany, Light Maple, Urban Walnut and others ensure the right tone in any office environment from entry level to senior executive.
The Omega Everest tops are pre-drilled to fit the iMovR Elite electric height-adjustable desk frame and are fitted with threaded metal inserts to ensure quick and measure-free installation with a single Phillips screwdriver. The metal inserts ensure a well-secured top as well as the ability to remove and replace tops without wear on the mounting points.
Note: Omega Everest tops may be installed on other sit-stand desk frames; however, the threaded inserts might not be useable. It will also be necessary to ensure that these frames do not interfere with the incline and height adjustment of the integrated SteadyType keyboard tray.