3. Two Monitors? If you have two monitors, set them up side by side (no gap), and place the secondary monitor off-centre. Those who use both monitors equally should centre them both.
4. Screen Glare. Try to avoid reflection from lighting and sunlight. You should also adjust your screen’s brightness and contrast to see if this makes using the screen more comfortable for your eyes. Try tilting the monitor(s) down a tiny bit to avoid reflections.
5. Keyboard. Your keyboard should be directly in front of you, with a gap of 10cm – 15cm from the front of the desk or table, so you can rest your wrists between typing. Use a wrist rest if necessary – this helps to support your wrists and keep them at the same level as your keyboard. Your keyboard should ideally be positioned with a negative tilt — down and away from you, so that your arms and hand follow the downward slope of your thighs.
6. Mouse. Position and use the mouse as close to you as possible. A mouse mat with a wrist pad may help keep your wrist straight and avoid awkward bending. Always keep your elbows bent when reaching for the mouse – and try using your mouse with the other hand.
Take a Break
We have one more pointer for you: move! Take a break at least once an hour to walk around the office or stretch. If it helps, set an hourly alarm as a reminder. No matter how ergonomic your workstation is, stretching your body is the only thing that can combat the health issues that arise from prolonged sitting.
If you want to ensure that your technology helps to create a more productive, comfortable workspace, talk to EMH Technology about the IT equipment available that will best suit your workplaces.
(Sources: Cnet, BackCare, NHS, Comfy, Ofcom)