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Welcome to Amperstand, and Australian designer, manufacturer & distributor of height adjustable desks for students

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ABOUT


Welcome to Amperstand, and Australian designer, manufacturer & distributor of height adjustable desks for students

 

we believe in change.

every child should be sitting at a desk tailored to their height for optimum posture
... allowing them to stand to work at that same desk with a simple adjustment

amperstand is committed to helping create a change in schools and educational facilities with our products. never sit still. 

 
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If you are standing at your desk reading this, then there is every chance you understand the adverse health outcomes resulting from continued sitting, and perhaps even the benefits of standing a little more each day. 

The Australian Bureau of Statistics tells us that one in four Australian children aged 5 to 14 are overweight or obese. Researchers and health professionals have published extensively as to how inactivity leads to a range of health related issues. Furthermore, studies illustrate that increased standing results in higher student calorie burn, and academic performance can be enhanced by improved focus and attention.

As an Australian designer, manufacturer and distributor of height adjustable desks for students, amperstand is committed to helping create a change in our schools and educational facilities – to get students on their feet.

Despite Federal and State Governments providing self-help tools and tips to ‘get us moving’ more at work, little of this is focused on inactivity in the educational setting. The reality is, students spend between 50-70% of school time seated (three to four hours/day), using furniture not tailored to their individual needs.

The responsibility to address the issue is shared by society – not just educational institutions. Parents, educators, Governments, P&C Associations and private enterprise must acknowledge that students be given the flexibility to sit and stand during the day, and the right to share the benefits tens of thousands of adults experience each day.

In a single student generation, we can transform the classroom. Let’s do away with the mindset that sitting is the norm, and that flexibility to sit and stand is for the fortunate few.

We hope you share the amperstand vision and will join us on the journey.

 
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