The Bureau of Labor states that nearly half of employees’ absence from work for up to five days is related to repetitive motion injury incurred on the job. One company is working to improve these conditions specifically for workers in the healthcare industry.
Today, GCX Corporation introduces its Variable Height Channel wall mount. With twice the height adjustability of other adjustable wall mounts, the new Variable Height Channel (VHC) from GCX gives doctors and nurses a greater level of comfort when working at shared workstations.
This is the first product on the market that allows individual users to adjust the height of the monitor and keyboard up to 18 inches. This adjustability means that the flexible workstation can easily be shifted to fit most heights at a sitting or at a standing position. This flexibility that the VHC provides allows for greater ergonomic positioning.
The VHC also expands the available work area, by allowing hospitals to mount a computer monitor and keyboard in spaces that previously had fewer uses, such as hallways or small offices or storage areas.
“Understanding the pressures our healthcare partners are under has led us to find a solution that will address current demands. Our new wall mount gives them two important advantages – more efficient and flexible use of space, and improved work conditions and ergonomics for staff. Ideally, this improvement in the work environment will increase worker productivity and reduce worker injury due to improper positioning,” said Gara Mardirossian, the Northeast Regional Sales Manager for GCX.
The Variable Height Channel was introduced today at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in New Orleans, the largest tradeshow of the year for IT professionals in healthcare.
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GCX Corp., based in Petaluma, CA, has been providing medical device and IT mounting solutions for the healthcare industry since 1971, through direct sales and working with original equipment manufacturers (OEM). Major product lines include wall mounts, roll stands, countertop mounts, pole mounts, and a variety of mounting accessories. GCX mounting solutions feature space-saving, ergonomic designs to improve both equipment and patient access. The company has offices in North America, Europe, Japan and Taiwan. It also operates warehouse and production facilities in Petaluma, California; El Paso, Texas; and New Taipei City, Taiwan. For more information, visit www.gcx.com.