An ergonomic office is no doubt beneficial for employees, and serves the company well in the long-run. But while ergonomics is always high on the wish list, there are times you find your budget unwilling to accommodate your request. We frequently find ourselves in similar situations on projects, resulting in concerned clients consulting with our team on the most effective ergonomic solution for their employees, within the given budget and timelines.
So what’s the one thing you invest in, to ensure at the very least, your team won’t be suffering any backaches or musculoskeletal disorders?
Surprised? Don’t be. According to our partner and leading ergonomics expert Humanscale, reach and vision drive posture, and an articulating keyboard system allows the user to sit in a healthy, neutral posture through bringing the keyboard and mouse to the user. A well-designed articulating keyboard system offers protection from carpal tunnel syndrome, neck and back pain and other musculoskeletal issues.
Here are 3 Reasons* why a keyboard tray is useful in more ways than imagined:
Working on a fixed height desk does not allow the user to configure the angle and position his or her arms are working at. With a keyboard tray, you can lower, slide, angle, and pivot your typing surface, thus avoiding the need to bend forward or raise or stretch your arms to reach your keyboard tray and mouse.
A keyboard tray allows the user to position a mouse and keyboard in the “neutral reach zone.” If you are seated, this is usually right above your lap. You can pull the keyboard tray to your lap, keeping your arms bent comfortably at a 90° angle.
3.Protection from pain and injury
Placing the keyboard and mouse at an uncomfortable height or angle can cause all kinds of pain and soreness issues that can stay with you for the rest of your life. Keyboard trays help stave off carpal tunnel and other pressure point injuries in your arms and hands. In addition to the adjustments mentioned above, you can also negatively tilt the tray to keep your wrists straight.
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