Walking while you work
I do a lot of work while out walking, normally this takes the form of phone calls, dictating notes, listening to recorded teleconferences and listening to PODCASTS. While at home I found that I could scan my RSS feeds with my laptop resting on the handlebars of my exercise bike (which is in the living room). Finally I often watch VidCasts or TV programmes downloaded using the BBC iPlayer while on the exercise bike.
However I have never managed to do any real computer input while on the go, so I was intrigued by this new workspace design from Steelcase. I’ve seen custom designs like this before but this is the first productised walk station I’ve seen.
I’m currently re-designing my office and I don’t think it will include a Walk Station as it would take up too much room, but it’s very likely that it will include an exercise bike. I’m also seriously considering Dragon Naturally speaking to decouple me from my desk a bit more and reduce the reliance on my hands (shoulders, elbows, wrists).