Courtesy of Altwork

Here’s why you might soon be lying down at the office

Oct 29, 2015

Altwork has designed a new chair, similar to one you'd find in a dentist's office, that allows you to lie down while you work, the U.K.'s Independent reports.

The chair provides head support and has a movable desk that will make your workday more comfortable. There is space for up to four monitors and a keyboard, and magnets prevent the mouse from falling as you recline. The chair itself supports anything from standing to lying flat on your back.

Altwork has received over $1 million in funding to build the reclining office chair. When the product reaches market, it's expected to cost $5,900, but early adopters can get it at a discounted price of $3,900.

Why do this? Studies have shown that people who spend their whole workday sitting down at a desk have more health problems. They have a higher risk of getting cancer or having a heart attack, and they tend to have more back and neck problems.

A poll included in the Independent article asks whether or not readers would even want to use this chair, and 77% of those who responded (at the time of writing) said they would.

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