Company Worth Watching: Stand2Learn Acquired by VariDesk
Stand2Learn, a current participant in Larta’s NIH Commercialization Accelerator Program (CAP) and a pioneer in the research and development of standing desks for K-12 students, was acquired by VeriDesk. Today, approximately one in five school-aged children (ages 6 to 19) is obese. Mark Benden, Ph.D., an associate professor at Texas A&M University and director of the Ergonomic Center at the EOH Department, School of Public Health, designed the standing desks as a by-product of a CDC research grant to help fight childhood obesity. The increase of obesity in school-aged children is often credited as a result of high levels of sedentary behavior. In his extensive body of peer-reviewed research, Dr. Benden has identified reduced sedentary time as a key intervention point in the efforts to prevent this epidemic.
"At Stand2Learn, we are passionate about designing high-quality standing desks for students," Dr. Benden said in a prepared statement. "When kids have the choice to stand while they learn, we see improvements in their mobility and health, as well as higher levels of concentration and classroom engagement."
Our congratulations to Dr. Benden and the team. We are delighted that this important work will be incorporated into VeriDesk’s industry-leading products.
VARIDESK launched its trademark height-adjustable standing desk solution in 2013. The first product of its kind, VARIDESK was created to promote a healthier and more productive workspace, in a way that was simple, flexible and easy to use. Today, VARIDESK is the world's leading Active Workspace™ innovation company, creating affordable, height-adjustable standing desk solutions, as well as active office furniture and accessories that transform the way people work every day. VARIDESK has shipped products to over 130 countries and it is used in more than 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies. Most VARIDESK products are in-stock and ready to ship within 24 hours, making it one of the quickest and most affordable ways to transform your workspace.