Feb 8, 2010
We’re always on the lookout for the latest news and research in the world of ergonomics. Whether it be news on finding the best angle for viewing your laptop, or new tools for keeping your wrists and back in top shape, we want to pass it on to you, and incorporate it in all of our laptop desks.
The research team at Cornell University has been studying ergonomics for years, and have compiled a treasure trove of resources and tips for ending common ergonomic problems like wrist and back pain. Here are some of our favorite pieces of advice:
- Position the keyboard so that your forearms are parallel to your thighs when your feet are flat on the floor to decrease strain and maintain bloodflow. You also want your wrists to be in a neutral, flat position to avoid carpal tunnel.
- Keep your monitor centered in front of you to avoid eye strain and neck and back pain. You shouldn’t have to hunch down to see your monitor. If your laptop is too low on your desk, a desktop stand can adjust it to release the tension on your neck.
- Look away from your computer about once every 10 minutes, to allow your eyes to adjust to different depths and keep active.
These are just some general tips, but it’s solid advice for most work stations. If your primary work computer is a laptop, it can be difficult to put these tips into action. The experts here at LaptopDesk.net are ready to help you find the right solution for your ergonomic problems. Let us know how we can help!