desk set up #2
To reduce injury the keyboard and mouse
should both be in the neutral zone, in gray. The
position with the
least amount of arm, shoulder and neck strain
is dead center in the neutral zone.
I recommend using the mouse with your left hand.
( I know most of you are right handed - it is not that hard!)
Not only does this give your right hand a break, it
allows you to work much closer to the center of the neutral zone.
Note the ten key number pad is to the right of the letters on
the keyboard. This forces you to place the mouse further away
from the center position when you use the mouse on the right.
When the mouse is on
the left it is closer to the center position and there by
significantly reduces strain just by it's position.
Human Scale has
keyboard trays with the most important features, including negative
tilt, easy adjustability and great mouse adaptations. They are
If they are out of you price range try
a lap desk
ergonomic supplies shown below:
For suggestions on
other ergo supplies
including pillows, cold packs, massage units, etc,
Books click here
great for: standing presentations / desktop
Best results when
you hold the mouse with two hands.
closes the chain,
distributes strain across the neck and shoulders.
(Uneven strain increases risks for computer pain
Computer Pain Syndrome risk by:
encouraging neutral hand position
held in midline position
of the index finger for left click.
switch left to right hand.
Obus Forme Backrest
This back support is firm enough provide good support
with any chair.
Great for Air Travel.
(be sure to order the 2 handle model for plane trips.
You can use the top handle to strap the support to the
Everyone who uses a standard mouse should try the
Mouse Mate from Human Scale.
Available for $15.00 or less at Ergo works
or Google "Mouse Mate"
Whale mouse works similar to the Mouse Mate but costs much more
(click on picture for details)
Adjustable Lumbar Support
This is a good size and shape.
It inflates with air so you can have as much or as little
support as you need.
It does not come with a
I recommend buying a strap.
This is very important if you do any data input.
There are document holders that stand to the side of the
computer. There are others that sit in front of
North Coast Medical
can be very helpful. The better ones have
a negative tilt, tilts down to prevent upward tilt of
North Coast Medical
Eastwinds™ Laptop Caddy
Found at :
Tip the tray downward to get a negative tilt for
the keyboard. (Negative tilt is
achieved when you turn the laptop in the picture 180◦.)
Use two gel wrist rests to pad the hard black bar at the
Provides an ergonomically
sound, custom-fit workstation wherever you need one.
The picture is not
Turn the laptop/keyboard around so the keypad tilts
downward. It works best to buy a separate
keyboard. Use the caddy when as a keyboard tray
when a keyboard tray is not feasible. The laptop
can be placed on the desk at the proper monitor height.
If you are using a laptop the laptop sits on a desk with
the screen at eye level. Put the keyboard & mouse
on the lapdesk.
Using a laptop without a
separate keyboard and mouse puts you at risk for injury. Levenger.Com
|Provides firm base for wristrest #2
||Provide soft cushion for contact with
hand held mouse
with this style keyboard tray.
When using a lap desk you
should always use a wrist rest.
Place the gel wrist
rest (#2) on top of the firm wrist rest (# !) to achieve the
This positions the wrist in a
straight line with the forearm.
The fingers dangle down slightly when typing.
Incorrect wrist alignment is the number one cause of
wrist and forearm pain.
Push the keyboard forward so you are
forearm, not your wrist, on the wrist rest.
No more tired arms and shoulders from holding a book to
No more stiff neck from looking down to read a book placed in
This is a great tool.
If you are resting your forearms on the desk
and the edge is cutting into your arm a
Soft/Flexible Edge Protector can help.