Tips for Choosing Your Workstation Keyboard
Keyboarding all day can place much stress and strain on your wrists, hands, and forearms. Choosing the best keyboard for your needs can lessen this strain and reduce your chances of carpal tunnel and other repetitive stress injuries. Using an ergonomic keyboard helps you lessen the risks of pain and injury.
There is no one perfect keyboard for everyone. But here are some things to be aware of as you choose your next keyboard.
- As you choose your keyboard pay attention to the design. Be aware of the fact that traditional keyboards may cause you to bend your sideways.
- The slant of the keyboard may cause your wrists to bend upward.
- The goal is to keep your forearms, hands, and wrists in a neutral straight position as you use your keyboard.
- You’ll find many ergonomic keyboard designs to help you reach the goal of neutral positioning. Split keyboards, keyboards with wrist rests, mini keyboards, and keyboards with ergonomic layouts are all choices that can help reduce awkward positions of your forearms, wrists, and hands.