NEW YORK — A new coffee table leg has a bulletproof coating that boosts productivity and keeps coffee cold for hours at a time.
It may sound like a gimmicky invention, but the coffee table is actually one of the most effective ways to improve productivity, according to a new study.
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, found that bulletproof coffee table arms were effective at reducing errors by up to 30 percent.
The coffee table arm is a type of chair designed to hold a coffee cup or mug, which is placed on a floor or other surface.
A coffee cup can sit on the table for a long time, causing the coffee to drip onto the coffee plate or other surfaces.
Bulletproof coffee tables are designed to prevent this from happening.
The table arms are designed with a built-in heat shield that helps prevent the coffee from getting too hot, according a news release from the UCI School of Engineering and Applied Science.
The UCI study included participants who had either a Bulletproof Coffee Table Arm (BtTAs) or a non-bulletproof coffee plate arm.
Participants were told to hold the coffee cup in their right hand and use a pencil to mark their coffee cups, then place a bullet proof plate arm in front of them.
Each participant then used a pencil mark to mark the correct cup.
The researchers found that participants who used the bulletproof plate arm were significantly more productive.
They were able to complete tasks for 3.2 minutes more than the participants who didn’t use the plate arm, the release said.
The study is the first to show that a coffee plate leg can boost productivity and reduce errors.
The study was published online on Aug. 19 in the journal PLoS ONE.
“The study provides a clear mechanism that may provide an efficient way to increase productivity, but is not well understood,” said the study’s senior author, Christopher M. Schlosser, a UCI professor of mechanical engineering and associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.
Schlosser is the study lead.
He said that while many coffee table and non-coffee arm designs use a lot of energy to create the arm, there are other options.
The BtTA is a design that has the least energy-use per unit weight, according the study.
The BtA can be made of glass, which uses less energy and provides the most strength.
The non-Bulletproof Coffee Plate Arm is an inexpensive alternative to the BtTA.
It’s made of plastic and weighs less than $40.
The University of New South Wales study found that the Bonta arms improved efficiency by 35 percent compared with the non-BtTA arm.
The findings of the UCIR study are consistent with other studies that have found a variety of benefits from using coffee table plates.
They include improving blood flow and helping reduce stress.
Schlosinger said the UCINE research is important because it supports a variety, but not all, of the claims made for coffee table headrests.
The UCIR researchers said that they believe they have found an effective method for improving coffee table performance that could be used by other industries, such as in manufacturing.
The paper was written by Schlossers research assistant, Tanya J. Koehler, a PhD candidate at the UCIS.
The authors thank the UCITA and the National Science Foundation for providing funding for the research.