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In a comparison of a seated work station, a standing work station, a treadmill desk, and an Active Motion Sitting work station (LifeBalance Station) a team of Dutch and German government researchers found that Active Motion Sitting lead to significant increases in energy expenditures over sitting and standing work stations. In comparison with the treadmill desk, Active Motion Sitting had the added advantage of not unsteadying the body thus better permitting desk work. Also, the highest energy expenditures were measured with Active Motion Sitting compared to the Treadmill Desk.

Reference: Juliane Botter, Eva-Maria Burford, Dianne Commissaris, Reinier Könemann, Suzanne Hiemstra-van Mastrigt, Rolf Peter Ellegast. "The Biomechanical and Physiological Effect of Two Dynamic Workstations," in: Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics, and Risk Management. Human Body Modeling and Ergonomics Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Volume 8026, 2013, pp 196-204; New York: Springer.