Sitting in chairs all day has never been part of our genomic plan, and it is very bad for our health. Movement is a basic human right and a sheer necessity for mental performance and long-term health. Walkolution exists for one reason: to fix the problem of sitting and give people a true alternative.
Eric built his first treadmill desk as a medical student and has since walked more than 50 million steps while working. His goal is to correct a fundamental mistake of our civilization: the invention of the chair. Eric is a senior medical doctor and holds a Ph.D. in stem cell physiology from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He is the author of the bestselling book Death by Sitting - why we need a movement revolution. As a mountaineer, he enjoys movement outside of the office on the high mountains of our world.
Frank joined Walkolution in the very early days of the company. He is fully committed to the company’s mission to create the next generation of healthy workspaces. As the founder and CEO of the Ackermann GmbH, a leading company in the furniture and interior design industry, with more than 13.000 m² of production area and 135 employees, Frank has created a well-established and renowned innovation hub of international scope, with iconic installations around the globe.
Volker Nürnberg is a Partner at the consulting and auditing company BDO. Before that he was Head of Health Management at the international consulting firm Mercer. In 2010, he was appointed Professor of Strategic Management in Health Care at the University of Nuremberg. Since then, he has taught at various national and international universities. In the press he is called "the pope of corporate health" and has already advised over 300 companies and given over 500 lectures on the topic.
Shane O'Mara is Professor of Experimental Brain Research at Trinity College Dublin and was Director of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, one of Europe’s leading research centres for neuroscience. He is also a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator and a Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford (D.Phil.); and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (FAPS). His research interests explore the brain systems supporting learning, memory, and cognition, and also the brain systems affected by stress and depression. He has published approximately 140 academic papers and has edited three academic books. His latest book is 'In Praise of Walking: The new science of how we walk and why it’s good for us', an Irish Times Top Ten best-seller. He is an ardent proponent of the need to integrate walking into every aspect of our everyday lives.
Claudia Kardys is Professor of Health and Social Management at the FOM University in Essen. After her sporting career as a professional tennis player, she completed training as a nurse. She went on studying Public Health with a specialization in occupational health management and obtained her PhD on the effects of physical and mental training on the cognitive and motor performance of employees. She also holds responsibility at TÜV Rheinland in occupational health and safety.