Ergonomics at work

Ergonomics: correct computer and mouse position

Ergonomía: posición correcta ordenador y ratón

If you are reading this, you are probably interested in how you can work more comfortably and healthily on your computer. Well, you are in the right place! In this text I am going to explain how you can use your keyboard and mouse ergonomically to avoid pain and injuries.

Find the right height

First of all, it is important that you have a correct and ergonomic position at your desk. To do this, make sure that the height of your chair and table are adjusted so that you can sit with your feet flat on the floor and your elbows at the height of your table. In this way, you will avoid tension in your shoulders and neck. Be sure to maintain the same stance with your elbows as you raise your desk to a comfortable standing position.

Put the keyboard in a good position

Once you have the correct height, make sure your keyboard is facing you, in line with the center of your body. Also, the keyboard slope should be slightly downwards, in order to avoid strain on your wrists. Make sure your wrists are not bent up or down, but are straight.

Try different keyboard options

Another important tip is to use a keyboard that has a key layout that is comfortable for you. There are different types of layouts, such as QWERTY and Dvorak, but the most important thing is that you feel comfortable typing with them. If you're not sure which distro is right for you, try different options until you find the one that works best for you.

The mouse, very handy

As for the mouse, it is important that you place it close to the keyboard and that you can use it without having to stretch your arm. Also make sure that the mouse is the right size for your hand and that you have a firm but not tense grip on it. If you have the possibility, use an ergonomic mouse that allows you to work more comfortably and reduces the strain on your hand.

Move and rest!

Finally, it is important that you take periodic breaks during your work. Get up and walk around every once in a while, and do stretching exercises to reduce stress on your muscles and joints.

In summary, the ergonomics of the keyboard is essential to avoid pain and injury and enjoy the workday more.

Guillem Hernández

CEO Eleva

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