Age Of The Computer: Cubicles Tracked Electronically


The use of advanced technology makes it easier than ever these days to plan efficient office space usage. There are quite a few cool tools that simply weren’t available to commercial interior designers, employers, and office furniture dealers in the days before the computer. Cubicles can now be monitored for traffic continuously with Herman Miller’s space utilization measurement devices.

These motion detecting sensors are attached to the underside of chairs, desks, or conference tables to track occupancy over a period of several weeks. The data is transmitted to a wireless receiving station. From there, the information is compiled, analyzed, and used to create detailed reports. You can see a breakdown of when each area of the office is used hour by hour and day by day. This can provide accurate insight into where space is being fully utilized and where it is being wasted.


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