Finding The Right Ergonomic Keyboard
When you’re in the process of making the perfect ergonomic desk, you need to be aware on finding the right ergonomic equipment to buy for you or your employees. What’s the difference between a regular keyboard and an ergonomic keyboard? The ergonomic keyboards are usually split keyboards. These special keyboards usually solve the problems that are related to wrist ulnar deviation, which is hand deformity, which is seen, in chronic arthritis, in which the swelling of the joints causes the fingers to become displaced and deformed.
There is no actual evidence that the split keyboard can solve this problem. For most individuals, a regular keyboard will work perfectly as long as the keyboard is placed in the proper position. But for some people, the split ergonomic keyboards are much better than a standard keyboard. Be sure to try a split keyboard out to see if this improves any problems.
When designing your computer workplace, always remember several key elements, such as the height of the keyboard, the distance from the individual, and the usage. When choosing a ergonomic keyboard, be sure to find the perfect place for it that will match with other things like the mouse, where the wrist and palms rest, etc.
Be sure that the keyboard is directly in front of the individual. Also make sure that the elbows are close to the body and the shoulders are relaxed. Make sure that the wrists are straight and aligned with the forearms.
If an ergonomic keyboard is used straight out of the box without any adjustments, there is a tendency of keeping the shoulders, arms, and wrists in an awkward position if the keyboard is placed too high. The wrists are bent up when the ergonomic keyboard is placed too low. Awkward posture leads to discomfort of the hand, wrist, and shoulders.
Be sure that the height of the chair and workstation is adjusted properly. The elbows need to be comfortable on the side of the body with the height almost the same height as the keyboard.
It may be a good idea to also invest in an adjustable keyboard tray with an adjustable height and tilt, while giving enough space for the legs and feet.