Christoph Leonhard, Ph.D. ABPP
ist Professor an der Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, Louisiana in den USA. Nach fünf Jahren als Dozent an der medizinischen Fakultät der Harvard Universität, folgte er einem Ruf nach Chicago wo er seit 2009 im Rahmen seiner Forschung auf dem Gebiet der Verhaltensmedizin elliptische Sitzergometer zur Vermeidung von Bewegungsmangel bei Büroarbeit entwickelt. Die Hauptaspekte der von ihm entwickelten Technologie sind mehrfach patentrechtlich in Deutschland und international geschützt.
ActiveLife Trainer und das von uns patentierte Konzept zur Bewegungsförderung und Wellness im Büro hat ein beachtliches Echo in den Medien hervorgerufen. Hier finden sie Pressestimmen zu activeLife Trainer und den damit durchgeführten Studien, die die Wirksamkeit belegen.
In der Entwicklung von activeLife Trainer stand von Anfang an die Bekämpfung von Bewegungsmangel im Vordergrund. Wir haben uns mit unseren Forschungsprojekten sowohl auf Primärprävention bei Büroangestellten aber auch auf Sekundärprävention bei Menschen mit Übergewicht konzentriert. Fachartikel und weitere Quellenangaben zu diesem Thema finden Sie auf https://www.vital-office.de/activelifetrainer. Da aber Bewegungsförderung auch in der Tertiärprävention / Reha oft indiziert ist, ist es in der Tat so, dass Patienten diesen elliptischen Untertischergometer in den USA und anderen Ländern häufig auch für Rehabilitations Zwecke verwenden. Dabei ist immer wichtig Rücksprache mit ihrem Arzt halten, bevor Sie ein Programm zur Bewegungsförderung beginnen.
Before you begin to use your new Active Motion Seating Machine, please unpack and assemble it. Then you’re ready to place it in a convenient location under your desk and / or in front of an armchair or other chair. For your safety and enjoyment, please be sure to read, follow, and understand all the instructions in this manual.
Every activeLife Trainer comes equipped with a fully Android and Apple iOS compatible smart sensor operating under the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) standard. This makes it compatible with many fitness wristbands and any Android or Apple smartphone or tablet sold in the last few years. The BLE smart sensor implements the international open standard interface for bicycle speed and cadence so users can track their workouts on this under-desk mini elliptical exercise machine using dozens of free exercise apps such as Wahoo Fitness or Cateye Cycling. Such tracking of activeLife Trainer workouts is often key to keeping users actively engaged because, over time, the workout numbers get really impressive! Many activeLife Trainer users “walk” hundreds of miles per year burning tens of thousands extra calories. That’s why the smart sensor in activeLife Trainer matters … a lot!
One internationally patented feature that’s unique to activeLife Trainer is the office-chair connection plate with its four openings. But what’s the point? Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that for every force, there is an equal force in the opposing direction. Applied to physical exercise on a mini elliptical or mini cycle, this means that if you push your feet against it - which you’ll do automatically when you use it - the machine will push back at you with an equal force. And if you sit on an office chair with wheels, as soon as you use such a mini machine, in no time at all, you’ll find yourself propelled away from the exercise machine. But by hooking one of the office chair wheels into one of the four connection plate openings, users of activeLife trainer avoid this common problem because the chair securely connects to allow hours of healthy and trouble free use.
For thousands of years, human work naturally involved physical movement. Ailments such as high blood pressure and diabetes are virtually unknown in hunting and gathering societies, but modern humans are at great risk of developing them. ActiveLife Trainer’s product philosophy is to restore the freedom of physical movement in modern office work settings. With activeLife Trainer, office workers can leisurely stroll through the work day. This under desk elliptical exercise machine’ has a product design which pays tribute to the ancient “Yin-Yang” symbol which signifies overcoming seeming contradictions to signal the symbiosis of mental and physical activity.
What quality markers does activeLife Trainer have? Is this a basic home-use mini elliptical? Is it built to 'light commercial' exercise machine standards? Actually, despite its compact dimensions, activeLife Trainer is an under-desk elliptical trainer which is 100% built to commercial exercise machine quality standards.Its frame is fully welded from thick gauge steel, top quality ball bearings are used throughout, and to minimize noise, roller wheels run on sound absorbing pads. ActiveLife Trainer also has the type of high tech features usually only found on commercial grade machines, including a fully iPhone and Android compatible Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensor which also works with many fitness tracking wristbands .
ActiveLifeTrainer - FAQ questions and answers:
You have questions about activeLife Trainer™? We have answers! Worried about whether you are in good enough shape for a workout at your desk? Wondering if you might sweat using activeLife Trainer™ at work? Wondering if using activeLife Trainer™ might be bad for your joints? … or whether you might lose weight using activeLife Trainer™? … here are the answers:
Christoph Leonhard, Ph.D. ABPP
is professor of clinical psychology specializing in behavioral medicine at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA. After five years as an instructor at Harvard Medical School he accepted a professorship in Chicago where he has been researching and developing seated elliptical exercise machines to help sedentary office workers to be active at work. The main aspects of his developments are protected by international patents including in the US, China, and Germany.
The efficacy of the elliptical exercise machines developed by Dr. Leonhard, such as activeLife Trainer™, has been proven in several independent scientific studies at well known universities and research institutes in Germany, the US, and the Netherlands. Please find a reference list below:
Since 2012 numerous studies, including at German research institutes, have tested the effectiveness of our elliptical under-desk exercise machines and have shown that these devices sustainably reduce sedentary time. For details, please see the references to scientific publications below.
Additionally, for the last number of years, we have worked with various stakeholders in developing this, the third generation of elliptical under-desk exercise machines. Among others, we had over 100 international ergonomists from Germany, the US and about 25 other countries try out our machines to give us feedback and suggestions. These have been incorporated into the engineering of this new generation active Life Trainer.
Finally, in this article, we’re addressing some of the differences between activeLife TrainerTM, our elliptical under-desk machine, and treadmill desks which have become popular in the US in the past few years.
A large absorber area and at the same time the highest sound-absorbing values of Class A are usually only achieved by expensive large-scale wall or ceiling installations.
With vitAcoustic acoustic furniture, however, you get a mobile concept integrated in the office furniture that makes you less dependent on fixed installations.
This is because very practically sound-reflecting surfaces are replaced by sound-absorbing surfaces.
A remarkable acoustic optimized school project. Through professional consultation by Delhom acoustique the classrooms and corridors have large sound absorbing surfaces. Besides the ceiling, at least 1 wall was made with vitAcoustic wall absorbers.
Nicely integrated in the overall bamboo design by gmp · International GmbH (Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner).
The target was, that the kids can calm down and concentrate better in a quite and sound optimized acoustic environment. Whoever will visit this school will hear the difference and will want to sit down for a while and relax.
This project has been a challenge for our teams, because of the very very short delivery time for 3 floors, 30x classrooms with corridor and classroom inbuilt furniture, receptions desks, library, kitchen furniture, water dispenser, acoustic flower pots in PAC and much more.
5 years after the furnishing of Jungheinrichs new factory, Vital-Office is again the supplier for Jungheinrichs new HQ and SO. Green bamboo desks are chosen again. Rectangular desk tops with height adjustable bases are added new. And the ergonomic saddle like WEY-chair was choosen again, but in 3rd generation technique and design. Electric installation and plug-in possibilities from top of table and from below table top was a special concern. Acoustic partitions are especially made for height adjustable stand-up desks. The acoustic panel is lifted always by the highest table top. This ensures, that all sticky notes on the screens are always available to the users on both sides.
The time that people spend working in the office is a regular part of life that has impacts on people’s health. The office is a working environment with many physical and psychological demands, challenges, and stresses which have a long-term effect on the person working in an office. These demands, challenges, and stresses in offices can cause psychological problems and physical ailments.
A meticulous and holistic design of the working environment, however, can promote creativeness and significantly contribute to the wellbeing of body and mind. This design also promotes productivity and innovation.
An echo makes the use of the festival hall of the youth welfare Waldhaus / Waldhausschule in Malsch almost impossible. The echo, or the sound reflections were so high that one could understand nothing more.
How should one get together and make music here? It was impossible!
But there is some help coming: the EnBW #MacherBus not only financially supports Waldhaus Jugendhilfe with the acquisition of new sound-absorbing elements, but the EnBW makers also undertake the attachment of the elements. With the new room acoustics measure the children of the Waldhausschule can use the hall again in peace and quiet.
Vital-Office also supported this project, supplied the vitAcoustic Frames for optimum sound absorption and led the assembly.
Acoustics "beautiful" design with small and large-scale high-absorbing acoustic absorbers in 19 standard colors. This makes acoustic absorbers a design element - without it costing more. You design with original colored vitAcoustic sound-absorbing felt panels. 100% pollutant-free, as the fibers are already manufactured in the colors. It is NOT painted and not soaked in color. vitAcoustic is Oekotex 100, emission class E0, fire class B1 and environmentally friendly recyclable. For this purpose, light yet highly absorbent in class B according to DIN EN ISO 11654.
With these absorber elements, the vitAcoustic panels are notched onto an inwardly offset frame. The thickness of the frame determines the cavity to the reverberant surface and thus the frequency-dependent absorption according to data sheet tables. You can choose between 50, 100 and 150mm frame thickness to set the absorption levels for lower and higher tones according to your needs. The frames are made of light balsa wood, so that these wall absorbers are very light despite their size about 10-15kg. The frames, as with the 3d frames, have a groove inside which fits into the Exzender wall hooks so that the frames can be safely and yet easily inserted and removed.
Ordering information: If you want a size other than the standard dimensions, select the size in which fits your desired measure and enter in the box below the desired size. This item will NOT charge extra for special sizes.
wo fühlen sich die meisten Menschen am wohlsten? In der Natur.
Die beruhigenden Farben, Materialien und runden Formen lassen Körper und Seele entspannen. Runde Kiesel schmeicheln unserer Hand und runde Formen wirken beruhigend auf unsere Sinne. Ecken und Kanten werden intuitiv umgangen. Folgen wir doch einfach dem Beispiel der Natur, in der Gestaltung eines Lebensraumes, in dem wir oft länger als ein Drittel unserer Zeit verbringen. (Jörg Abels)
Kunde: VR Bank Schlüchtern-Birstein eG
Industrie: Finanzen, Banken
Typ: Sachbearbeiter Büros
Vision: Ergonomie und Wohlfühlen
Due to the special method of conservation of Island Moss and Hill (Upholstery Moss), the natural materials retain their fresh green, and the moss images and walls do not require artificial light or care or fertilization. VitAcoustic absorber are used as carrier material, which are highly sound absorbing, flame retardant (B1), insensitive to moisture and pliable for use in the 3d frame. We also realize more complex customer requests, such as the dressing of pillars and special design objects according to architect design. The evergreen elements have a particularly impressive effect when different types of moss and coloured vitAcoustic absorber are combined. In view of our manual and filigree production, we are literally a manufactory. Our Moss products are made entirely in Germany. Our Moss is certified to import to China!