Patent Number: 6,296,408

Title: Programmed motion work station

Abstract: A work station includes a work table and chair defining a work station geometry. A plurality of adjustable elements are utilized within the work station to facilitate the variation of the work station geometry. A controller is coupled to the adjustable elements of the work station to apply gradual long term motion profile signals to the adjustable elements of the work station. The work station geometry is varied in response to the imposition of the motion profile signals upon the adjustable elements of the work station to provide substantially imperceptible changes of the work station operator's physical position to avoid or minimize the many maladies associated with restricted or limited motion operation within work stations. Further, a continuous passive motion keyboard is provided to change the keyboard positioning relative to the keyboard user.

Inventors: Larkin; Stephen F. (Irvine, CA), Booth; Alan (Los Angeles, CA)


International Classification: A47B 83/00 (20060101); B41J 011/56 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018