Deskāna is coming soon. No date set in stone yet, but we're looking at around August 2016. Browse the site to learn more.
What is Deskāna?
What started as the project "StretchDesk" for HackPSU grew into a much larger project. Deskāna is a portable floor-seated desk/chair combination equipped with sensors that detect whether or not the user is seated with good posture, the goal being to train users to sit upright and reap the health benefits come from doing so. The system comes with a mobile app that tracks the data, recommends when to take a break, and offers stretches/exercises to do during those breaks. The desk itself can transform in order to assist the user with the stretches. Posture data is sent wirelessly via Bluetooth LE.
The project aims to compete with current sitting-alternatives, namely standing desks. Our seated design has the advantages of being portable, less expensive, and can transform into stretching/yoga props, while providing many of the same health benefits as its standing counterparts.
At this point, the app is in development, and a rough prototype has been constructed (in fact, I'm typing this from the prototype right now). For the summer of 2015, the only desk I will have at home will be Deskāna, so this should be an excellent test and a great opportunity to see what needs to be improved.