The World's first


Standing Computer Desk here

based on The Posture Theory

An Australian concept invented by . . .


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Some of the many ideas, experiments, and diagrams which led to the development of the world's first standing computer desk.


PostureTheory Diagram

The Posture Theory Diagram

© 1980


How the standing computer posture evolved

I experimented with many ways of solving the problems caused by poor posture and gradually, and eventually developed the standing computer posture.

The Standing Computer Posture Diagram

© 1999

Showing the skeleton of a man standing in front of a computer and looking at The Posture Theory Diagram.



Australia’s Standing Computer Inventor - Max Banfield

Developed the world’s first standing computer desk between 1980 and 1998, published under copyright, with all rights reserved.


Adelaide’s “Standing Computer Professor” - John Coveney

He knew someone who introduced him to the standing computer desk in 2005, and found it beneficial to his own health, so he now uses it, and recommends it to his students and local and international colleagues.


Australia’s “Standing Computer Prime Minister” - Malcolm Turnbull

Included a standing desk in his office after his appointment to prime minister in 2015.

as an example of the high regard he has for the latest and best in modern scientific innovation.


America’s “Standing Computer President” - Barack Obama

In the past 2 years “The Great Standing Desk Debate” has led to “a slew of articles” about the hazards of sitting for too long, so “The Executive Office of the President estimates that they will spend up to $700,000 for “height adjustable standing desktops and accessories. October 8th 2015.

Banfield's world 1st standing computer posture and desk


This desk was based on my research and theories between 1975 and 1998 and published under copyright.

It is vastly superior to any other design that existed at that time.

Anyone else who claims to have developed the standing computer posture is a liar and a fraud.


Nevertheless countless individuals or companies have since manufactured it according to my specifications and millions are now being sold to offices all around the world, whereas before they were rare.


Some people have argued that they existed in history, but nobody told me about that, and my research into those older desks shows that they were definitely not the same in many ways.

For starters there were no computers in earlier times.


I knew in the early stages that if sitting all day causes health problems, then moving to standing all day could potentially cause a different set of problems, so I used a process of regularly alternating between sitting, walking, and standing throughout the day.


Many people, such as copyright thieves, want the public to believe that I haven't invented anything new, but I obviously have, or they want them to believe that the harmful effects of standing all day is something that I didn't consider, and that they did.


Some people also want the public to believe that they developed the desk after discovering that sitting all day can cause cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, and shortened life expectancy, but they don't want you to know that I had cancer for the six years while I was writing the book, and heart disease in 1997, and that I recognised that sitting all day was likely to reduce life expectancy.


I would like all desk workers to show their gratitude to me by protecting my copyright, because I am the one and only person who developed this idea properly, and tens of millions of people are benefiting from it.


I should be getting royalties for each desk, and honest and ethical manufacturers should pay me 5% of cost price without me having to ask them for it.


While there have been ideas in the past about poor diet, lack of exercise, and environmental factors being the cause of the diseases of modern civilisation, I have identified that sitting at a desk all day is an additional factor.

Consequently I also developed the idea that the evolution of the upright human posture occurred because slumping forward compressed the chest and abdomen to impair breathing, energy, and digestion, so that those with an upright posture thrived better and became more prominent, and that the move to sitting at a desk increased those problems, and standing instead could reverse them.


See notes on copyright principles here, and my book, now an ebook here, with the illustration on the cover.

See what you can do about to stop the copyright thieves here.

See also copyright relating to The Standing Computer Posture and desks here.



The Origin of The Standing Computer Posture

The first five diagrams are from T.H.Huxley (1863), and I designed the others between 1980 and 1999 - Copyright Max Banfield



The value of copyright??

In 1975 it was universally considered that desk workers weren't doing anything physical so their health problems must be due to worry or stress, or lack of exercise, but within five years was able to explain how leaning toward a desk compressed the chest and abdomen to cause the pains etc. After another 18 years of experiments I invented the standing computer posture to prevent and treat those ailments, and published the ideas in books under copyright.


After I established the cause many other individuals claimed to have developed those ideas, and many companies began designing standing computer desks and getting them patented so that the they can manufacture them on a large scale in the safe and secure knowledge of having a monopoly on the product, and that anyone else who wanted to manufacture the same desk would need to get their permission, pay license fees, and royalties, and anyone who did so without their permission would be prosecuted.


Supposing, as a conservative estimate, there are now 100 companies selling a $1 million dollars worth of desks, to derive an income of $100 million per annum.

It has been suggested to me correctly or not, that the words of an idea can be protected by copyright, and a patent can be protected by the law, but the idea in the copyright can't.

This presents a question. Why should anyone publish ideas that can be used by other people to make $100,000,000, when they as the inventor of the idea gets nothing, and the people who use the idea make all that profit.

Needless to say, if I didn't publish the idea, those manufacturers wouldn't make the desks, so for ethical, moral, and sensible reasons I would like all manufacturers to pay me an annual license fee, and royalties of 5% of the sale price of each desk.

It is worth noting that before copyright laws were developed, authors would charge large fees for their ideas and books before publication.

See my comments on the philosophy of copyright law here

See my comments on copyright thieves here


Before and After - from rare to commonplace

Note that the people who steal my ideas want me to believe that standing desks existed as far back as the nineteenth century, and some adjustable height desks had been made since, but I was not told that in 1975, and had never seen such a desk in my entire life, because they were extremely rare, but after I developed my ideas about the affect on health, companies began manufacturing them in their millions, and they can now be seen in libraries, schools, and offices everywhere, especially throughout Australia, the United States, and England. (note that I wrote my first conclusion about posture and health in 1980, and sold my books to schools and libraries between 1994 and 2000.

Note also that when profit is to be made copyright thieves will use every argument, and loophole in the law , and every devious trick in the book to get away with the crime.



Note that since I developed this idea many other researchers have gradually recognised it's value and designed different types of standing computer desks, height adjustable desks, sit/stand desks, standing workstations, and treadmill workstations which are all aimed at achieving what my research and methods have already achieved, and yet are most often reported in newspapers or TV as brand new, breakthrough discoveries by one person, professor, or organisation or another, of major importance in changing classroom and office designs and environments and public attitudes all around the world.

Those individuals also rewrite history so that my name or discoveries are never mentioned, and it is all attributed to "decades of studies by their colleagues", or that it all goes back to some sage or other of previous centuries who made some comments about the topics which nobody took seriously until after I solved the mystery of cause and effect in great detail properly.

They generally invent different reasons, or excuses for discovering the method.

For example, instead of saying the "poor posture" causes health problems they say "sitting is harmful to health", but invariable add words such as "slumped at a chair" to their text, and instead of saying it causes chest pains, breathlessness, abdominal pains and backaches etc. they say it causes heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, and always add the other symptoms in their text later.

Honest and intelligent people should easily recognise that the ideas are a copyright breeching spin off from mine and let all their friends and colleagues know the real source.


This is one of many items I have found on the internet . . .

VicHealth trials interventions and strategies to reduce workplace sitting
Promoting health and preventing illness - in 2010

VicHealth recently engaged its staff to identify and trial a number of interventions and strategies to reduce workplace sitting. These included: sit-to-stand workstations, standing meeting rooms and walking meetings. The interventions were very successful in creating a less sedentary workplace, increasing productivity and offering staff a healthier way of working.

Sit-to-stand workstation

In April 2010 we implemented a six-week intervention to reduce workplace sitting by trialing sit-to-stand equipment, which enabled staff to alternate easily between a seated and standing position at their work space. See here

Notice that they started in April 2010 and don't mention my name as the inventor of those ideas. Note also that they can, and may update their website to make changes in response to my criticism.


This is another . . .

Reducing prolonged sitting in the workplace
An evidence review: summary report - in 2012

© Copyright Victorian Health Promotion Foundation 2012

The full evidence review was prepared by Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute1 and The University of Queensland2 and special thanks are extended to the authors: Dr Genevieve N Healy1,2, Dr Sheleigh P Lawler2, Dr Alicia Thorp1, Ms Maike Neuhaus2, Ms Erin L Robson2, Professor Neville Owen1,2 and Associate Professor David W Dunstan.1,2
This summary report was prepared by Rebecca Zosel with support from the authors of the full evidence review, and VicHealth staff: Irene Verins and Samantha McCrow.

VicHealth is playing a leading role
in building the Australian knowledge base on effective workplace health interventions with our Creating Healthy Workplaces evidence review series - Jerril Rechter, CEO, VicHealth

Search strategy
A preliminary search strategy was conducted using the search terms listed in the Appendix. Given the extensive amount of articles identified (72,859 for any term; 2,135 if a term required was in a title) from a single database and because any potential grey literature was of particular interest, the authors approached this literature search using a broader strategy than would typically be employed in a systematic review of peer-reviewed research studies. Specifically, in June 2010, an extensive search was conducted using the online search engine Google. Search terms used were: sedentary, workplace sitting, healthy workplace, healthy workplace program, reduce workplace sitting, height adjustable desk, sit/stand desk, stand at work, treadmill at work, standing workstation, workplace with standing workstation.
Websites, organisational reports and policies, authors and research groups of potential relevance identified by the search were subsequently pursued through the internet and tracked down in scientific databases such as Web of Science and PubMed if available.

They had a list of more than 40 references, none before 1988.

Note that they didn't mention my name or my website, or my essay of 1980 in which I identified sitting at a desk all day as the cause of many health problems, or my invention of the standing computer desk in 1998 as the worlds first, and the basis on which all modern research has developed.


When I checked their website on 14-10-14 they had already made changes, such as the following . . .

"Sit-to-stand workstation
In April 2010 we implemented a six-week
intervention to reduce workplace sitting
by trial ling sit-to-stand equipment, which
enabled staff to alternate easily between
a seated and standing position at their
work space.
Finding the equipment
We sourced equipment that was:
• low cost (less than $750 per person)
• easy to convert from sitting to standing
• practical (able to be used comfortably)
• portable (able to be relocated easily).
We consulted several manufacturers and
an ergonomist to support the development
of equipment that met our criteria.
Equipment had to be fixed to existing desks
and allow for the monitor and keyboard to
be adjusted.
Several height-adjustable desks were
available but they required significant
redesign of the existing office space and
exceeded our budget. (Many manufacturers
were unprepared to explore the modification
of their products. This may change as more
organisations seek similar equipment.)
The result was the production of 10
equipment sets ($650 each) that provided
staff with the option of working in a seated
or standing position. The equipment
featured a desk-mounted moveable arm
that enabled the screen to be moved up or
down, and a freestanding perspex stand
(available in three different heights) for
the keyboard and mouse." End of quote here


Note that they are making recommendations for the design which are actually the ones which I have recommended, and that the manufacturers will profit from the sales without paying me a royalty, and the Vic government will save billions of dollars in health costs by preventing illness in their workers, but they are not mentioning my name, or my theory, or my book, or my website, or paying me as a consultant.

Notes on the general principles of copyright

(Disney is notoriously litigious when it comes to copyright infringement - Shaun Micallef 24-10-14)

Song writers can write some lyrics in a few minutes and have their copyright honoured and respected by other singers, and protected by the law so that the more people who use those lyrics the more royalties they derive, often amounting to millions of dollars per year for one song, and that similar rights are applied to book scripts, movie themes, and patented inventions and medications.

However, I have lost count of the number of people who have stolen or plagiarised my ideas by misrepresenting themselves as the author, and how others use the ideas in treatments, and gain a fee without paying me.

Copyright laws exist to encourage and reward people to develop new ideas which improve society.

Without my research those ideas would not exist and those individuals would not be able to gain an income from them, and patients would not have effective treatments for their ailments.

Some of my ideas took decades to develop and their use without mentioning my name as the author or paying me a royalty is a criminal offense.)


Notes on my copyright

This concept took me 23 years of very thorough study and consideration to develop, and is my copyright, and I am the sole owner of the intellectual property according to the law.

Anyone who discusses it, or uses it in any design or product is required to acknowledge my name and concept, and to gain my permission, and pay me a royalty as appropriate.

Any individual or business who misrepresents themselves as the developer, or who uses that idea without mentioning my copyright is an intellectual property thief, and a criminal.

My reasons for asserting my rights is because it took me 23 years to develop, when nobody else could, and because I was criticised for almost all of that time and told that the ideas were nonsense, and because, in recent times, I have become aware that it is internationally regarded as a major medical concept which is being used in the redesign of school and office equipment and the re-organisation of classroom and office environments and practices, and because newspapers and TV programs are reporting it as a "modern", "new", or "recent" discovery of major importance - more important than the discovery that cigarette smoking was harmful to health etc.. They now say that the sitting posture is harmful to health, and give the credit for the discovery to scores of unnamed "world experts", or they name individual professors as "the standing computer professor", or the pioneers or "world leaders" in the study of the harmful effect of "sitting" for long hours on health.


I spent 23 years developing this method to improve my own health, and to profit if it was used to help other people with health problems.

I didn't do it so that other individuals could sit in air conditioned comfort, and read my books, or surf the net to find something to steal which would get them respect, and make them famous and wealthy

They were not prepared to do the amount of research and experimenting involved, and could steal the idea in half an hour.


People whose health benefits from my methods should support my rights, and make sure that criminals cannot steal it and falsely claim to be the developers or illegally profit from it in the future.


There is a well known

Culture of academic plagiarism in the world today

which equates with corruption in sport, the stock market, and politics

Plagiarism in copyright thieving behaviour by arrogant and unscrupulous individuals.


There is a general cliche that university students become aware of which goes something like this . . .

Don't waste your time doing research because it could take years or decades, and there is no guarantee of success, so it is far easier to look for the ideas of thousands of other ordinary individuals, who mostly fail, but if one succeeds, just steal it.


When I discuss the fact that other people are stealing my ideas with friends, or at public meetings, or with the people I meet, the most common comment I get is that . . . "We understand your problem. Lot's of people with strings of letters after their name (indicating university qualifications), steal the ideas of ordinary people and get away with it, and there is nothing you can do about it.!!!

They have connections with networks of other colleagues who will protect them. and lawyers who can use the loopholes in the law to enable them to get away with it. etc. etc.

Wikipedia is one such place where the plagiarism is blatant, and where the copyright thieves are anonymous (and could be criminals and murderers), and where they have established networks of anonymous associates, and where they have many tricks available such as their "unwritten rules" and their "Major" and most important rule . . . "The Ignore All Rules Policy" which they officially call "WP:IAR", and where it is retained by consensus - or vote. (The dishonest editors who want to keep it outnumber the honest editors who want to delete it).


 Notes on legal arguments and Humpty Dumpty

I have been given some legal advice that only exact diagrams or words can be protected by copyright, but it is impossible to protect ideas, so anyone can alter the wording to use them legally.

However, I often here protests from autors about their storylines being taken off.

Da . . . Da .Dum Dum


 How and why honest people cheat

I thought that most people were honest, but have increasing awareness of how and why people lie, cheat or steal.

A good example can be seen in the set of audio CD's called "The Secret Race, Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France" by Daniel Coyle and Tyler Hamiltion".

It gives an excellent description of why almost everyone from the bottom to the top of the professional cycling world was cheating, and fooling the world into believing that they were honest.


Are you screaming in pain and begging for help and hoping that someone will care.

If so are you going to let grubby copyright thieves use devious word craft, word games, spin, and trickery to steal The Posture Theory from me?

I spent 23 years experimenting with abdominal pain which was often severe, and often persisted for months at a time when none of my doctors, specialists, world experts, or alternative therapist could explain or relieve the pain, and when it was almost universally diagnosed as imaginary or psychosomatic.

I also spent that time studying the medical literature going back all the way to the nineteenth century and beyond to find that women who wore corsets had exactly the same symptoms where the cause was inward pressure on the internal anatomy instead of downward pressure from poor posture, and found lists of illnesses which top doctors attributed to corsets and included chest and abdominal pains, faintness, dizziness, breathlessness, heart disease and cancer, where the tighter the corset the lower the life expectancy.

My experiments gradually led me from sitting with a slight forward curve in my upper spine, to sitting upright, to standing upright and writing, then typing, and then using a computer, and changing position until the pain was finally relieved

The cause and effective treatment for that pain was entirely physical, and never at any stage did it ever have anything to do with the mind or emotions.

I published my discovery, (The Standing Computer Posture), to help hundreds of millions of other people prevent, or treat those ailments effectively for the first time in 1999, with the expectation that I would get full support from extremely grateful patients who would become healthier, happier, more productive, and prosperous as a result, where there was absolutely no hope before.

What are YOU going to do!!!

Are you going to let other individuals or teams of healthy, wealthy, and organised copyright thieves steal The Posture Theory by saying "We have been doing world first ground breaking research trials (since then), in 2005, or in 2014 or 2015 etc.", and "Our teams of experts have discovered from decades of intense research that "sitting is harmful to health", and that "Our research shows that sitting is as harmful as smoking", and that sitting causes diabetes, heart disease, and cancer" and by the way we have also noticed that standing up increases blood flow to the brain and improves alertness, concentration, memory, and problem solving ability", and " We have produced the world's first guidelines for varying activities from sitting to standing and movement in 2015???".

Are you going to let those grubby copyright thieves use word games and trickery to fool you into believing that they haven't stolen my theory, and that they have done something completely new and different for the first time.


How they are trying to fool you

Instead of saying The Posture Theory they are saying "Sitting is harmful to health".

Instead of saying "Max Banfield discovered that poor posture compresses the chest and abdomen to cause chest pains, faintness, breathlessness, fatigue, and countless other ailments including heart disease and cancer" they are saying "We have discovered that sitting for too long causes diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, and shortens life expectancy."

Instead of saying "We are using every devious trick in the book to steal Max Banfield's Posture Theory" they are saying "Our teams of experts are the first in the world to have discovered that sitting is harmful to health.

You can do something

The only way that those copyright thieves can claim world first discovery is by deliberately not mentioning my name, or linking to my letters, essays, books or websites, and you can stop that by telling everyone you know where the ideas came from.

Give credit where credit is due

When I started I also expected support from some respectable doctors, specialists, health authorities, and honest academics and lawyers, and honest journalists and other members of the media.

See also a list of my publications here

and one of my reports on copyright thieves here

A YouTube video breeching my copyright (from



On 10-5-15 I found a YouTube video by which is BLATANT BREECH OF MY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

I invented the idea that just sitting at a desk with poor posture could cause illness, not just the lack of exercise, and I invented the Standing Computer Posture as a prevention and treatment method for backache, chest and abdominal pains, and breathing problems and fatigue. have copied that idea, but to disguise the theft they have devised a different reason (excuse) by saying that the sedentary posture causes cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

Even if they came up with that idea independently the fact that they have done it since my research means that they are still in breech of my copyright.

It is obvious that my ideas are the best and most useful medical theories of the 20th and 21st centuries, and are helping more people than any other ideas, so I think that patients and the general public should give me their fullest support in stopping other people from taking the credit, and ensuring that I gain the financial benefits from that discovery,

My You Tube videos can be seen . . .


and here

and here can be seen here

I suppose they may try to hide the theft by deleting their video, or by altering it, but for the moment it is obvious theft of my idea.

(When I was in Wikipedia several anonymous editors described my ideas as nonsennse and rubbish, and deleted all information about The Posture Theory, and my other research and all links to my websites and books, so that other people would be free to claim world first status. The public should be aware of that).

The origin of the Standing Computer Posture and

Banfield's standing computer desk here


In 1975 I had a lot of health problems which my doctor was unable to explain, and were not being relieved by any form of medication or treatment so I decided to study them myself.
Within the next few years I found that they all had one thing in common, namely that, at one time or another, leaning forward aggravated them all.

I wrote specific essays on some of the symptoms which were published in the Australasian Nurses Journal between 1978 and 1983.

The easiest ones to explain are my discovery that leaning forward compressed the chest to cause chest pain, the lungs to cause breathlessness, and the stomach to cause stomach pain.

I determined those causes, but couldn't understand how it could cause faintness or fatigue until 1979 when I found out about a procedure called Valsalva's Maneuver which involves pinching the nose and holding the mouth shut, and then breathing out forcefully, which increases the air pressure in the chest and slows the flow of blood from the feet to the brain.

I then knew that leaning forward was closing my throat and compressing the air in my chest to cause the faintness.

I also concluded that in the longer term the repeated strain of that type was causing other problems and ultimately causing general weakness of blood flow to produce chronic fatigue.

I then wrote an essay called The Matter of Framework, in which I put all of those ideas together, and it was published in the June 1980 edition of the Australasian Nurses Journal.

It included a diagram which I drew myself, and have since had it more neatly drawn by an artist.

I later sent summaries of that idea to other publications where I referred to it as The Posture Theory.


I also looked at myself in a mirror, but couldn't see anything in particular which could explain why I had those symptoms and healthy people didn't until I turned sideways and could see that I had a significant stoop in my upper spine.

As the years went by I also noticed that I had one shoulder higher than the other, indicating sideways curvature of the spine, and that my sternum was slightly inclined backwards, instead of forwards, and was tilted several degrees sideways, which meant that when I leaned forwards it went further backwards and compressed my chest and drove the lower tip into my stomach.

I also concluded that it was in contrast to healthy people who had straight spines and forward angled sternums which gave them deep chests which retained their shape when they leaned forward, and hence didn't compress the internal anatomy.


I also tried to prevent symptoms by sitting up straight, but the problem wasn't that simple or so easily solved.

However, about 14 years later I started writing a small book called The Posture Theory which eventually continued to be plublished in 11 editions for the next six or seven years until it amounted to 1000 pages.

At the outset I would get various health problems after a few minutes of writing so I wrote one small sentence or paragraph at a time and the rested and wrote other sentence and later put them together with sticky tape and had a typist to type them into groups which I called sections in my book (instead of chapters). I.e. for example, all the notes on sideways curvature of the spine were put together).




I wrote The Posture Theory in 1980.

The photo above shows my computer layout.

In 1994 I added a platform to the top of the desk.

In 1998 I learned to type and added another platform on top of the first, and then added a keyboard tray to bring the computer screen higher.

The keyboard is at elbow height, and the screen just below eye height.

I have been standing to type ever since.


I also concluded that if I added a six inch high platform on top of my desk, I wouldn't need to lean forward as much, and it did have a slight beneficial effect. Some months, or perhaps a year later I added another one on top of it, and then placed the writing paper

on a high platform and drew a diagram to that effect for the cover of the fourth edition of the book in 1995. I later added an angled platform to it, and then one day I was walking through the library when I saw a "learn to type" program on one of their computers, and sat down to try it out. I continued to do that for fifteen minutes each day, twice a week for several weeks, and then brought a typewriter with a small 2 inch by 4 inch computer screen on it. I later brought a computer which was a tall box shape with the screen built into the top third of the unit, and experimented by placing the box on top of the desk at different heights.

I then purchased another computer which had the screen as a seperate item connected to the box by a cord.

One day I was standing in front of the computer to type, and then placed the screen at just below eye height, and the keyboard at elbow height, and for the first time in many decades I was able to type without getting any symptoms, particularly abdominal pain.


I then drew a diagram of that position and it appeared for the first time as the main diagram in the next edition of my book (the 10th edition), in August 1999.


In recent years I have found that many people are now talking about or teaching the merits of standing at computers to avoid the health problems associated with sitting all day, and are manufacturing adjustable height desks, and some are even calling them "Standing Computer Stations".


I have also noticed that many people are writing the posture theory without calling it "The Posture Theory", and they are acting as if they thought of it, or as if the idea is just common sense, or came about through general knowledge.


In their devious attempt to appear to be different they have replaced the term "posture", with the word "sitting". so instead of saying that "Independent researcher, Max Banfield, was the first to discover that sitting in the sedentary posture is harmful to your health", they are carefully choosing the word "sitting", and saying "We are world first leaders in the discovery that "sitting is harmful to your health".


However, before I started it had been argued that the only thing connecting all of the parts of the body was the nervous system and that the cause of the symptoms in desk workers, was worry or psychological stress which affected the brain, and in turn affected the nervous system which then caused aches and pains everywhere.

It was also argued that the symptoms were a feature of sedentary workers rather than manual labourers because desk work caused mental strain whereas manual work caused physical strain.

I determined the real cause, which was poor posture related to the shape of the spine and chest, in combination with the sedentary posture which involves leaning forward repeatedly to read or write.


I solved my own health problems by identifying that the sitting posture was the cause of my health problems, without intending to prove that the world experts were wrong, but now there are some would be world experts who are seething with academic jealously and resentment, and out of spite and revenge are hiding my existance so that they can steal my ideas to get the credit, and create the false impression that they are, and have always been correct..

Max Banfield's standing computer theory ©

My theory on the value of the standing computer position which took me 23 years of dedicated research to develop between 1975 and 1998 has now become widely used throughout the world and is now common knowledge, but very few people know that I invented it.

The idea is my copyright and the use of it should carry my brand "Max Banfield's standing computer position".

Honest and ethical manufacturers should not make it, or sell the desks for profit without mentioning my brand.

Too many people have been taking my ideas for granted for too many years, and those who benefit from my inventions should protect my brand.

See the following information provided by Twitter identity kareproducts, of an example of how widely used the idea and invention has become here.

See also here, and from

Professor Alan Hedge, September 18, 2004
Cornell University Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Laboratory Technical Report 0904, Report prepared by Professor Alan Hedge Cornell University, Design & Environmental Analysis, Ithaca, NY 14853. September 18, 2004 here.

and from an article in BloombergBusinessweek Magazine in April 29t 2010 here,


The importance of the Max Banfield Brand

It needs to be clearly understood that dozens of doctors and specialists were unable to understand, diagnose, or treat my often severe recurring abdominal pain for 23 years until I identified the cause, so everyone who benefits from my method should give me the utmost gratitude, because without it they would have the same lifetime of pain and suffering.

Nobody knew the real cause or how to treat it at all until I invented the method.

The fact that such a position prevents and relieves many other chronic symptoms and illnesses is part of the theory and should not be misrepresented as something different or new.

People whose health benefits from my theory should be aware of the brand.