ERGONOMIC POSITIONING OF YOUR COMPUTER
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Your Seat - It should be adjustable - in height, in swivel, in the armrest. You need to be able to
change your position a bit throughout your day. Your legs should rest so the bottom of your foot
rests on the floor or footrest, with the back of the knee slightly higher than the height of
the chair seat. The armrest should support the forearms comfortably, and not
interfere with movement.
Your Monitor - It should be directly in front of you, at a height that the
top line of the monitor screen is at your eye level. You should be viewing it
from at least 18-24 inches away.
Your Keyboard - It should be directly in front of you. The height should be so
the elbow is at the side of the body and comfortable, with relaxed shoulders, and
the wrist flat. Your forearm should be parallel to the floor with the elbows to the side.
For more information on ergonomic positioning of computers see
Your Mouse - It should be directly to the side with your arm close to your body,
with no reaching. Your arm should have a straight line from your hand to your
forearm. The wrist should not be elevated. A
cordless mouse may be the answer.
Your Laptop - Laptops are a poor design for comfort. Ergonomically speaking - they are awful. Your laptop
screen should be at eye level, not to have to look down at it. The wrists should be straight out along the
elbow line when typing or mousing. Don't work on your laptop while it's on your lap - not a good position. Of
course, you can plug in a keyboard and a mouse, then position your laptop screen up higher, and place the mouse and
keyboard at optimum positions - this is not practical if you carry your laptop around - only if you are sitting at
your desk using it.
To adjust the laptop to be comfortable, and to position it as close as possible to be ergonomic, you should consider
LapGenie laptop desk.
It takes the heat off your lap and puts the
laptop in a good ergonomic working position. See the LapGenie
for the best solution to make your laptop comfortable.
My LapGenie is the answer to my discomfort - and the heat is no longer a problem!
I am so pleased with my unit!
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