The Flat Out Work Station
is a computer workstation designed for people who want to remain computer-active
during periods of post operative recovery
- who have spinal disorders or disabilities which make it difficult to sit at a normal
- lying in a relaxed position
Sore back or just dog tired?
The Flat Out Workstation (Flowstation) is an
ergonomic computer workstation designed to be used lying down.
Invented out of the need to continue working during periods of post operative recovery,
the product has been tested taking both ergonomics and user feedback into account.
"Using the Flowstation I was 'flat out' at work three days after my op... I still use
my Flowstation when I need
to rest my back, or just as a relaxed way of working", says inventor, Colin Gans.
Medical practitioners including occupational therapists and back surgeons have approved
the product for use in rehabilitative programs.
If you are a health professional wishing to
include the Flowstation in your rehabilitative program, please contact us.
Flowstation as an enabling tool, allows people who would
otherwise be unable to work, to lead more fulfilling lives. As a means of raising
self-esteem and confidence, the Flowstation offers such individuals the opportunity to access
and explore the world of computing.
Simple in concept, the Flowstation has appeal
for use in business, education and for entertainment. A patent application has been
Allows work to be performed in a very relaxed manner
Information on Flowstation
The Flowstation is an ergonomic computer workstation designed for people who have difficulty
working in a sitting position.
While lying on your back, the Flowstation enables you
to use a computer.
The keyboard is supported in a vertical plane
with a trackball mouse to one side. The computer monitor is supported above, facing
downwards, with the remainder of the computer system connected in the usual way, to one
side. The keyboard is positioned so that your forearms are almost vertical when typing,
while your upper arms are comfortably supported by the mattress upon which you lie. This
allows work to be performed in a relaxed manner. There is space on the frame for a hands
free telephone, with headset, allowing you to talk effortlessly with others while
working. The Flowstation height can be adjusted for the length of your arms. The position of the mouse
and keyboard can also be adjusted on the frame bridge.
Flowstation can be
easily transported and assembled in less than five minutes (help is required by a second
person for height adjustment during setup). Flowstation is supplied with a trackball mouse and keyboard and is available for hire in
some locations (minimum 1 month) or purchase.
- Lying position reduces stress on the spine
- Comfort of lying flat out can also reduce
mental stress and allow greater focus when performing critical tasks
- Enables people who have difficulty sitting for extended
periods to remain computer-active
- May also reduce neck pain and allow other overuse
injuries to heal
- Use of a hands free telephone allows easy communication
If you would like to order, know
more about the Flat Out Work Station, pricing in your location etc. please mail us:
To determine whether Flowstation can benefit
you, please consult your health professional first with the above information.
Flowstation Limited was established in 1998 and is
based in Auckland, New Zealand.