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We are often asked: What is ergonomics?
According to The International Ergonomics Association, ergonomics is defined as:
‘Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.’
Put simply, the science of designing and arranging products and the local environment to minimize the risk of injury and maximize productivity.
Poor ergonomics (or understanding of ergonomics) could lead to a Repetitive Strain Injury, which can be incredibly painful for the sufferer and can lead to loss of productivity to employers, it is therefore big business!
The Goldtouch Adjustable Keyboard is an ergonomic keyboard designed to alleviate the strain placed on the hands and upper limbs often associated caused by continued keyboard use. This ergonomic keyboard has an impressive range of movement which should ensure a comfortable typing position for users of all sizes.
The ‘butterfly’ open format of keyboard can be split into two separate keyboards up to 30 degrees apart, allowing for a more natural alignment of the wrists with forearms while typing.
The Fujitsu Siemens split keyboard features independent, adjustable wrist supports and the ‘tent height’ – the height of the keyboard when split – is also adjustable.
The Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 has been designed to allow the hands and wrists to operate in a more natural alignment.
The ‘gull wing’ design features a 14-degree gable, a natural arc and a curved key bed, bringing the keys closer to the fingers to reduce reach and unnecessary movement, while encouraging a more natural typing position.
The Goldtouch Ergonomic Split Keyboard has been designed to help sufferers of repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel syndrome.
This adjustable ergonomic keyboard can be split both horizontally and vertically (allowing adjustment of 0°-30° in either direction) to achieve the most comfortable position possible for the user.
Posturite has introduced a new compact keyboard with an integrated number pad that slides out sideways from underneath the arched keyboard.
The fully functioning number pad, which remains attached to the keyboard, saves the need to have an extra number pad as with other compact keyboards.
A range of function keys along with quick push paddle keys makes this an ideal all round compact keyboard for the office or multimedia environments where space is a premium.
Laptop computers have become central to many people’s lives, but they can also pose health and safety problems, including carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injury, and musculoskeletal disorders.
Mylaptop has compiled a list of 10 accessories to help you get the best out of laptops, and at the same time, improve the ergonomics of using them.
Read on to find out the accessories that every laptop owner should have to ensure safe computer use.
An ergonomic office is increasingly essential for a safe workplace. Long hours at office and computer-centred jobs mean people are finding ergonomics to be a necessity rather than an option.
Ergonomic office products manufacturer Kare has published a list of 10 tips for improving the ergonomics of your office, and improving workplace health and safety.
1. One of the most important features of an office is the chair. Every office should have ergonomic office chairs so that every person will be able to make the necessary adjustments in order to get comfortable. The workers can then sit with their feet on the floor, helping to avoid strain to the back and legs.
This simple video demonstrates the thinking behind ergonomic keyboards which have been split in half, to reduce pressure on the wrist, and prevent problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injury.
The video explains how a split keyboard means the user no longer needs to twist the wrists to type. It has been produced by ergonomic office product supplier Keytools, and includes a subtle plug for the Goldtouch ergonomic keyboard. The video is short and effective.