XOOT is targeted at professionals that use pen displays.  “Professional” implies your work on these screens affects your livelihood.


From a business point of view, how can you judge if a XOOT system is worth the investment?


Let’s start by looking at the benefits.


All the current arm systems for pen displays can hold a screen in a comfortable ergonomic position.


XOOT’s largest advantage is the ease of movement. 


The screen floats in the air, movement requires only a light push or pull action, it’s simple and fast. 


      • Changing your body’s movements and posture can help avoid repetitive stress injuries.
      • Avoiding long stretches of work in a static position can reduce fatigue.
      • The screen is held stable, in the air, within easy reach.  This helps to keep your body upright, thus, reducing strain on your back and neck.



The keyboard is easily accessed at its normal ergonomic position and remains accessible in high drawing modes

Time Saver

Quickly moving a screen to the right position for a given task:


Saves You Time



  • You’re drawing on the screen, but an important email comes in.
  • You flip the screen up to “keyboard and mouse mode” then: write the email, add attachments, schedule a meeting, ect…
  • Finally, you flip the screen down to a comfortable drawing mode again.

There’s no pivoting away to another screen or system to do “keyboard and mouse” tasks or be forced to do work in an awkward position.  


These are small task optimizations that add up throughout the day.  The more you adapt to using a XOOT system, the better it can improve your workflow.

What's Your Return On Investment for a XOOT System?

First calculate how much will a XOOT system cost you?

Sample All In Cost

Retail cost:                                       $650.00

Sample Tax (10%):                          $65.00

Sample Shipping:                            $50.00

Sample All In Cost:                         $765.00

The XOOT system is Expensive!   However:


The XOOT System is Designed as a Productivity Tool


By increasing your productivity, the high cost will be paid off.  Once paid off it transitions to saving money for the long term.

Next, How long will it take to pay off?

Based on a XOOT system’s benefits:

    • less fatigue + improved comfort = better productivity
    • fast switching between tasks = better workflow

Look over tasks for a typical workday and how a XOOT System could affect them.  Try to estimate (the number of minutes per day) the improvement to your work?

Based on your hourly wage.  The graph below shows how long it will take to pay the “Sample All In Cost” of a XOOT system (In Months).

For a quick estimate of annual salary to hourly wage: (annual_salary / 2000) = hourly rate.

Number of Months to Pay Off a XOOT System

(5 min) per day(10 min) per day(15 min) per day(20 min) per day(25 min) per day(30 min) per day(40 min) per day(50 min) per day(60 min) per day
$ 10/hr4623151198654
$ 15/hr311510865433
$ 20/hr23118654322
$ 25/hr1896543222
$ 30/hr1585433221
$ 35/hr1374332211
$ 40/hr1164322111
$ 45/hr1053322111
$ 50/hr953222111

* 5 days a week, 4 weeks per month

** Sample All In Cost: $765.00 

Anything in the RED indicates more than a year to pay off a XOOT system.

Anything in the GREEN indicates the XOOT system is paid off in less than 6 months.

Alternately, popup a calculator and use your own numbers?

Repetitive Stress Injury

XOOT is not an ergonomic magic bullet.  Good ergonomics requires you be aware of your posture and monitor yourself for aches and strains.  Then to continuously take action to correct any issues.


A XOOT system just makes it easier to continuously take action to correct some issues.

Are repetitive stress injuries a real problem?  Yes!

Since, making XOOT public we’ve been contacted by numerous people looking for a solution to help deal with their injuries.

The cost of injury.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that a repetitive motion injury on average causes a loss 23 workdays.  Most likely, the returning worker is not at 100 percent.  

The unanswered questions:

  • What’s the prevalence of repetitive motion injury in the industry?
  • How effective is a XOOT system at preventing such injuries?


At the time, we don’t have these answers.  In future we hope to sponsor studies to get some of this data.  For now, we’ve put a lot of thought into the problem and done our best to design a system that reduces the probability of people working for long periods in static postures using the same movements.