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ProductivityCast

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The weekly show about all things personal productivity

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Ergonomics and Your Productivity

Episode 065 | Ergonomics and Your Productivity With James Olander, The Roost Laptop Stand

For James, he found the right thing to work on by being very close to a problem that affected him personally and discovering an unsolved problem in that space.  He had been working at a laptop for years, hunched over, until it put him out of commission. RSI (repetitive stress injury), carpal tunnel, constant neck and back pain.

James started his career in aerospace engineering, worked on satellite and rockets, mainly on lightweight structures. When he came across the ergonomic crisis with his laptop, he found that no one made a compelling solution, something as portable as his laptop, that could help solve the bad posture laptops put us in.  He then decided to put his engineering background into practice and worked to develop a laptop stand that was indeed very portable. He put it on Kickstarter and they rest they say is history.

The Roost Stand is the resulting ergonomics-focused laptop stand. Today, we talk to James about his experience, his laptop stand and the future of ergonomics and your productivity.

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In this Cast | Ergonomics and Your Productivity

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

The Roost Laptop Stand

James Olander, The Roost Laptop Stand

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Voiceover Artist 0:00 Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you've come to the right place productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity. Here, your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks.

Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17 And Welcome back, everybody to productivitycast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity, I'm Ray Sidney Smith.

Augusto Pinaud 0:24 I am Augusto Pinaud.

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Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life? Then you've come to the right place, productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity. Here, your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks.

Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17 Welcome back everybody to productivity cast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity, I'm Ray Sidney Smith.

Augusto Pinaud 0:22I'm Augusto Pinaud.

Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:24And welcome to our listeners to this episode of productivitycast where we're going to be doing another interview, and this time, we have the founder of the roost. stand with us James Olander. Welcome to the show, James. Hello, thanks. Good to be here. Yeah, so a little bit about James he found the right thing to work on by being very close to a problem that affected him personally and discovering an unsolved problem in that particular space. He had been working at a laptop for years, hunched over until it put him out of commission. That is he got repetitive stress injury RSI, carpal tunnel, constant neck and back pain. James career started actually in aerospace engineering, he worked on satellites and rockets, mainly on lightweight structures. When he came across the ergonomic crisis with his laptop,

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