Live OS by Herman Miller
Herman Miller has launched Live OS, a new digital platform designed to personalize and optimize the office for the people who use it. More than sticking sensors on furniture, Live OS offers people and their organizations unprecedented insight into what actually goes on in the office, and a chance to use real data to drive smarter decisions. People will suddenly have the ability to personalize their workspaces, book rooms on the fly, and digitally connect to chairs and tables for a more ergonomic day at the office. The term of art for this brand of user control is “consumerization,” and the market is moving toward this type of intuitive tech solution you don’t need an hour on the phone with IT to use and understand.
An early example of how Live OS technology will benefit people and their companies is offered by the Renew Live Table which uses built-in sensors and a digital platform to optimize the sit-to-stand experience for the smartphone set. People can personalize their sit and stand settings on the app, which will travel with them to any desk in the office they so choose. They can also opt in for wellness features and set personal activity goals. The product is a subtle enhancement to Herman Miller’s existing Renew Table, and upgrades to products like the Aeron Chair are currently in the works as well.