Having your keyboard and mouse positioned optimally, which allows you to follow the guidelines of the MoveSafe ‘Big 3’ healthy postures and movement, is vital to preventing injury in the workplace. A keyboard and mouse that are positioned improperly may result in awkward shoulder postures, which can cause tension and discomfort in the muscles and joints of the neck, shoulders, and upper back, or may lead to awkward wrist positions resulting in tendonitis or carpal tunnel.
This three part video series that will teach you the optimal position for your keyboard and mouse as well as show you some of the alternative ergonomic products that are available on the market and when it is appropriate to use them.
Optimal Keyboard and mouse position
Learn how to determine what the optimal height for a keyboard and mouse should be.
Alternative Ergonomic Keyboards
Learn the difference between a standard, short/compact, short financial, or split keyboard and who they may work best for.
Alternative Ergonomic Mice
Learn about the unique types of mice on the market including vertical and trackball mice as well as the optimal mousing technique.
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