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Workstation Ergonomics for Computer and Laptop Users
Workstation Ergonomics for Computer and Laptop Users

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Uses of computers & laptops are very common now a days But are we following the correct ergonomics while operating these systems . Ofcourse not Resulting in various problems like pain in neck back wrist shoulder elbow etc. Lets discuss about the ergonomics & workstation ergonomics for computer & laptop users. What is Ergonomics Ergonomics is a scientific discipline which is concerned with improving the productivity health safety and comfort of people as well as promoting effective interaction among people technology and the environment in which both must operate. It is important to arrange your workstation in Ergonomic manner to Enhance human abilities Overcome human limitations Foster user acceptance With the help of Ergonomic furniture like Ergonomic chair height adjustable key board try height adjustable monitor stand laptop stand and accessories like document holder footrest wrist rest etc Follow the following guidelines and include above diagram in the process to arrange your healthy workstation 1. Elbows Above the desk at 90-110 degree to the arm prefer your forearm should be always supported on armrest 2. Shoulders Shoulders and elbows should be in same alignment 3. Wrist In line with forearm 4. Hips knees ankle Hips should be parallel to each other and knee at 90 degrees while sitting 5. Feet Flat on ground or supported on footrest 6. Head Upright with ears aligned with shoulders 7. Eyes Looking at top third of screen in case of laptop use laptop stand to raise height 8. Seat length Should be long enough to provide support beneath thighs should be rounded at the edge water fall shape 9. Back rest Keep inclined at 90-110 degrees with adequate lumbar support in line with lower back 10. Keyboard and mouse Keyboard should be on desk or on keyboard try so that elbow angle become 90 degrees G & H of keyboard should be in alignment with nose have a loose grip on mouse 11. Laptop Use with laptop stand with extra mouse and keyboard Important basic tips Divide your workstation into three parts Usual work Occasional work Non working area Distance between you and monitor screen should be one arm distance. Keyboard mouse should be at same level Keyboard mouse pen stand water bottle should be at reach of hand In non working areas arrange files avoid keeping heavy stuff below your shoulder/ naval level Follow the Ergonomic Lifestyle and live Pain

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