The study on working on the Aeris Muvmat at the University of Mainz confirms that the active standing mat has strong positive effects on mental and physical performance.
The study comes to the conclusion that one works much better on the standing mat Aeris Muvmat than on a hard, flat floor with regard to attention, concentration, heart rate variability, tension in the shoulder and neck muscles and overall well-being. The muvmat is designed in such a way that feet and joints are relieved by an elastic surface. At the same time, the different structures inside the mat encourage the user to make small movements, which have a positive effect on the entire body.
"The study results prove that with the Aeris Muvmat we have developed a unique support for people who work standing up. And not just in the office, but wherever there is a lot of standing," says Josef Glöckl, founder and managing director of Aeris GmbH, commenting on the findings of Dr Diana Henz at the Institute for Sports Science of Prof. Dr Wolfgang Schöllhorn at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz.
Based on their study results, the researchers recommend that the Aeris Muvmat "be used in everyday work to increase cognitive performance, subjective well-being as well as to promote health". Therapeutic use in cases of gait disorders, poor concentration and disorders in the synchronisation of the cerebral hemispheres is also suggested.
The results in brief. On the active standing mat Aeris Muvmat...
- ...short-term and long-term concentration improves.
- ...both sides of the brain are activated. As a result, the test persons come up with
creative solutions and work much more efficiently.
- ...the plasticity of the brain increases. Through better networking of the
brain cells with each other (synapse formation), complex thought patterns become possible
- ...the cardiovascular system is relieved.
- ...the neck musculature is stretched, the shoulder musculature has less
to compensate. Tension (and thus pain) is avoided in both muscle groups
- ...the subjective well-being improves, the test persons feel
more alert, fitter and better.
The Aeris Muvmat in detail. The comfort zone made of integral foam ensures comfortable standing. The active zone stimulates the foot reflex zones.
The study design
The test persons simulated a working day close to everyday life over two weeks on a total of 10 working days of 4 hours each at a sit-stand workstation. The test subjects performed standardized, randomized work tasks in which different areas of cognitive performance were addressed, as well as everyday office tasks (processing e-mails, checking texts, arithmetic tasks, etc.) on screen and in paper form. The EEG, ECG and EMG activity was measured before, during and after the work in the experimental and control condition.
This is already the second impressive study result for the Aeris Muvmat. A study carried out by the University of Stuttgart confirmed that the Aeris Muvmat users showed a 25% increase in muscle activity immediately after use and that their sense of balance improved.