Ergonomic Toolbox Resources Page
This page contains links to ergonomics and technology resources that you may find useful.
With one or two exceptions, these are products that I use (or have used) extensively and recommend.
I update this page from time to time, so check back to see what’s changed. Enjoy!
If you’re sitting at a desk all day, then you need to know that your chair has got your back (pun intended).
Go for one that has a high enough back to support your shoulders and can be adjusted for height, tilt and if possible, depth.
Whether you have arms on your chair or not is down to personal preference.
Office Desks and Stands
A desk is a desk.
There’s not much you can do with it, as far as ergonomics are concerned.
Just make sure you can adjust it to the correct height and you’ll be fine.
Get the right monitor stand and you’re good to go.
These devices may look strange but your wrist and forearm will thank you for changing to one of them. Left handed versions are available.
With a comfortable “handshake” grip and extra programmable buttons, they’re easier to get used to than you might think.
The models pictured here are made by Evoluent. Yes there are cheaper options, but these are the ones I currently use and recommend.
The Logitech Trackman Marble (or Marble Mouse) is an ideal first ergonomic mouse.
While the button position is different to a standard mouse, there are more of them and they’re programmable.
The mouse stays still while you use your fingers to move the cursor (hint: good for shoulder and neck problems).
The Magic Trackpad is like a smaller graphics tablet, on steroids.
It’s operated with your fingers and is now my favourite mouse replacement. Available movements include taps, swipes and multi-touch gestures, so those familiar with smartphones and tablets will love it.
Sadly, multi-touch is restricted to Mac OS, so Windows users miss out.
These devices have come a long way and are much more accessible (and cheaper) than they were a few short years ago.
They ditch the standard mouse movement for a natural writing grip, enabling good fine control you probably couldn’t replicate with a mouse.
Great for artists and tasks involving little keyboard input.
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