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 of Sports Science headed by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schöllhorn at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz.
The researchers recommend due to their study results to use the Aeris Muvmat "in the work everyday life for the increase of the cognitive efficiency, the subjective Befindlichkeit as well as for the promotion of the health", also a therapeutic application with disturbances of the gait, concentration weakness and disturbances of the synchronization of the brain halves is suggested.
The results in short form. On the active standing mat Aeris Muvmat...
- ...the short-term and long-term concentration ability improve.
- ...both brain hemispheres are activated. Thus the test persons come on
creative solutions and work clearly more efficiently.
- ...increases the plasticity of the brain. Through better networking of the
brain cells with each other (synapse formation), complex thought patterns
- ...the cardiovascular system is relieved.
- ...the neck musculature is stretched, the shoulder musculature must be less
compensatory active. In both muscle groups,
tension (and thus pain) is avoided.
- ...subjective well-being improves, the subjects 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.