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A rotating workstation for physically challenged workers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004555D
Publication Date: 2001-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 80K

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Abstract

This article of manufacture is directed to rotating workstations, more specifically to rotating workstations for physically challenged employees. Additionally, a rotating workstation allows a physically challenged employee the ability to work in an office environment with freedom of movement in a circular fashion. The rotating workstation is manufactured as one unit including a chair, a rotating pedestal and a base, a desk with attached monitor, foot stand, and directional switches.

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A rotating workstation for physically challenged workers

This article of manufacture is directed to rotating workstations, more specifically to rotating workstations for physically challenged employees. Additionally, a rotating workstation allows a physically challenged employee the ability to work in an office environment with freedom of movement in a circular fashion.

The rotating workstation is manufactured as one unit including a chair, a rotating pedestal and a base, a desk with attached monitor, foot stand, and directional switches.

Figure 1 Side view of a rotating workstation

Figure 1 shows a side view of rotating workstation 100 and includes a monitor 110, a foot stand 130, a base 160, a pedestal 150, a chair 120, and directional switches 140. Pedestal 150 is a motor driven pedestal mechanically connected to base 160. Pedestal 150 drives base 160 in a circular direction, clockwise or counter-clockwise to provide user mobility. Monitor 110 is mechanically connected to desk 170 and provides user interface with server computer (not shown). Directional switches 140 are pressure-activated switches mechanically connected to both left and right side of desk 170. User depresses directional switch 140 to direct motor to drive rotating workstation 100 in the desired direction. Desk 170 is further equipped with a foot stand to allow user to maintain comfort while sitting in chair 120.