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Automated Workstation Configuration Adjustment via Mobile Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000231529D
Publication Date: 2013-Oct-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 44K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system that provides automatic adjustments of workstation configurations for settings such as desk height, chair height, monitor tilt, etc. The system adapts settings in response to the detection of a user, directly loading said user's profile from an associated mobile device, or retrieved through a third party directory of preferred workstation configuration parameters. This allows the system to be automatically adjusted without user intervention, saving time and increasing productivity.

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Automated Workstation Configuration Adjustment via Mobile Device

Standing desks that provide workstations for professionals are often a fixed height, or are difficult or time consuming to adjust. In cube farm-style workplaces or those designed to accommodate mobile employees, where workers have no assigned seating but work at any open station, productivity is lost when workers must adjust the workstation to a comfortable configuration before beginning work.

Existing height adjustable desks have digital controls, but do not include any automatic functionality.

The novel contribution is a system to automatically adjust the physical properties of a workspace using measurements stored on a mobile device or referenced from a non-mobile device based on approach information from mobile devices with Global Positioning System (GPS), Bluetooth*, or other wireless/optical communication channels. Once the measurements are referenced, the workstation adapts and adjusts to the profile tailored to a particular user. Examples include adjusting table or desk height, seat height, as well as monitor tilt angle, height, or orientation. Additional embodiments may automatically log into Internet Protocol (IP) telephony systems or have calls for the identified user routed to the workstation over a landline or tethered phone system.

The device can be achieved with a computing system with a memory and processor embedded into a desk. When a user comes by the workspace, the desk connects...