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The Keyboard and Mouse

February 24, 2020
The Keyboard and Mouse

The keyboard should be positioned so your upper arms hang in a neutral position from your shoulders. As a guide, line the ‘B’ on your keyboard with your belly button and ensure its approximately 100mm away from the edge of the desk.

Always try and adopt a neutral typing position where possible. Keep the wrist in a neutral position by placing the mouse alongside the keyboard.

If the wrist is out of alignment it can lead to conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Again ensure your wrist is in a neutral position.

This is where an adjustable monitor arm is key. If a person can adjust the height, distance and angle of their monitor it means they can adjust their technology to their own unique requirements. Reducing the occurrence of eye, neck and back strain.

To reduce the impact of musculoskeletal injuries and the impact of sedentary behaviour the need to deploy ergonomic furniture and wellness initiatives has never been greater. As individuals and companies start to adopt new working styles and furniture solutions, such as sit-stand desking, the connection between the person and their technology can be easily forgotten.

Stephen Packwood
Stephen Packwood

Human centred design,is at the heart of everything we do.

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