We put the FluidStance® deck through testing in two separate phases of our development process to ensure the end product is constructive for all parties. Research findings below were conducted via the Heeluxe Testing Lab, a private science center for footwear research and innovation.
Range of Motion (ROM)
There is an obvious increase in the range of motion that someone experiences using our product vs standing in place. On the FluidStance deck, we see an average range of motion of 23.98 degrees (ROM)*. What this means: the body is meant to move in three dimensions, and our product enables that movement in any environment. Merely standing doesn’t allow for this movement, whereas using the deck does.SEE THE STUDY
On average, we saw a 15% increase** while on the FluidStance deck versus the same population sitting at a desk. This is with a P<.001 statistical analysis (meaning there is a 99.9% accuracy against the general population).SEE THE STUDY
Our patented technology maintains reasonable limits of motion - limiting the dorsiflexion (when your toes are above your heels) and plantarflexion (when your heels are above your toes) to levels that are comparable to walking.SEE THE STUDY
Work Environment/Task Execution
There is no statistical difference in the amount of typing errors that someone makes standing on our product compared to the same person in a seated environment.SEE THE STUDY
FluidStance currently has four patents. Additional trademarks and patents may be pending in the U.S. and elsewhere. You can visit our Patents page to learn more.
Footnotes: *Observed in third-party testing via Heeluxe Labs **12.2 beats per minute increase observed in third-party testing.
Move Off The Couch
A FluidStance deck is but one aspect of a healthier workday. Regardless of your work environment, we believe everyone can incorporate walking meetings, reserve time to get outdoors, and set frequent stretch reminders—anything that gets you out of your seat. It's likely a combination of standing, sitting, and flowing that will change your perspective. When you're tied down with responsibilities, we want to provide you with the option of movement.
We've been in motion since January 2015, garnering feedback from trusted industry experts in the shop, studio, and various work environments. The results have been confirmed via third-party testing, conducted over two separate phases of our development process by the Heeluxe Lab in California. Our U.S. patented and patent-pending technology allows for optimal amounts of 3D motion in the sagittal, transverse, and coronal planes. In simpler terms, the amount of lower leg motion provided by a FluidStance deck is similar to what you would experience while walking.