A major component of a healthy and sustainable ergonomic workstation
is the ergonomic keyboard. Poor wrist and hand working postures
contribute greatly to the advancement of carpal tunnel syndrome and
other musculoskeletal disorders in the workforce today.
Each type of Ergonomic Keyboard comes with its own unique
advantages. With touch-pads and numeric keypads, the natural, contoured
keyboards provide a stable and comfortable platform for the heavy
typist. The split-key Ergonomic Keyboards offer a high degree of
adjustability to the dimensions and size of your workspace. You
can adjust the keyboard split within a 30º horizontal angle to
accommodate a sustainable wrist play. They also afford a 30º vertical
tilting for wrist pronation. The split-key ergonomic keyboards allow
easy and comfortable positioning for intensive use, and can go a long
way in creating a sustainable and healthy ergonomic workstation.
When you are on the go, you could enjoy the convenience of a full
keyboard with the choice of iPad Bluetooth keyboard. This sleek and
stylish detachable keyboard is designed with a silicon material that
protects it against spills and water.
Wireless keyboards offer mobility and comfort without the
limitations of cables, and wires. Wireless keyboards offer a great deal of flexibility, allowing a
user radius of up to 30 feet.
It is important to consider the following factors when evaluating your computer workstation.
- The height and angle of your keyboard computer
- The distance and placement of your keyboard
- The design (split, natural, contoured) and style of your keyboard
- 10-Key numeric key use
Ideally your wrists and hands should be comfortably positioned parallel to your lap, with your neck and shoulders resting at ease. Your hands should be angled, or tilted slightly downward, and your elbows and wrists should enjoy support while in the typing posture.
The type and style of the ergonomic keyboard (split-key, contoured, or natural) depends on the type and intensity of your usage and work habits.