The Science Behind It
We put the FluidStance® deck through rigorous testing in two separate phases of our development process to optimize design functionality and benefits. Research was conducted via the Heeluxe Testing Lab, a private science center for footwear research and innovation, and Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit medical practice and medical research group.
The Level increases energy expenditure by 19.2% compared to sitting—well over the 10% threshold that qualifies a product for NEAT™ certification (NEAT™ stands for the science of Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, developed by Mayo Clinic). When using your Level, you’re actively burning calories by allowing for more movement throughout the day.SEE THE MAYO CLINIC RESEARCH
On average, we saw a 15% increase in heart rate 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 WHITE PAPER
Range of Motion (ROM)
The body is meant to move in three dimensions, and a FluidStance deck enables that movement in any environment. On the FluidStance deck, we see an average range of motion of 23.98 degrees—a clear increase over what we experience while standing in place.SEE THE WHITE PAPER
We designed our decks for natural, continual use. 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 WHITE PAPER
When developing our products, our goal was to ensure that nothing would detract from your focus on the task at hand. There is no statistical difference in the amount of typing errors that someone makes standing on a FluidStance deck compared to the same person in a seated environment.SEE THE WHITE PAPER
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.