A retracting keyboard and monitor platform is provided. By using a lift mechanism a monitor is lifted, vertically, from the back of the desk. When a user is done the screen retracts and disappears. Installation of the device requires that an opening be cut in the back of the desk. One advantage to this concept is the increased work surface. Also, when a flat panel monitor is used a minimum of leg space is lost on the underside of the desk.
Besterfield, Glen H.; Ollman, Chris; Gabrielse, Steve; Esser, Kathy; and Riordan, Kevin, "Collapsible computer workstation" (2005). USF Patents. 711.
University of South Florida