Wrist Ergonomics

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When you’re more comfortable, you’re more productive, especially when it comes to typing and mousing. Our wrist ergonomics tools can make your day easier. Select an adjustable keyboard tray that accurately positions your keyboard for maximum comfort. Choose a mouse pad with wrist support to cushion your wrist and hand as you mouse to prevent wrist strain.

  • Position the keyboard and mouse closer and lower to your body. The keyboard should be flat or tilted away at a negative slope
  • Keep your forearms approximately parallel to the floor with elbows at a 90 to -110° angle
  • Your wrists should be straight with hands positioned level or below your elbow

When positioning your keyboard and mouse, you should keep in mind wrist ergonomics and that you want to reduce unnecessary strain in your fingers, wrists, arms, and shoulders, keeping them in as neutral and relaxing a position as possible. While you’re typing, your wrists should not be resting, but held up in line with the backs of your hands. This reduces strain to your wrist that may result from holding it at an unnatural angle, and allows you to move your arms to reach the keys, rather than stretching your fingers to reach them. Use our rests while you’re not typing. Because you want your arms free to move your hands around the keyboard while typing, you should only use armrests on your chair when you’re not typing. Holding your wrists up is not very tiring because most people are not actually typing continuously for long periods, so you’ll have plenty of time to rest your arms while you think about what to type next.

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