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Adaptability and efficiency of equipment and devices used in working environment to eliminate discomfort and fatigue and to maximize safety and productivity.
When it comes to ergonomics, there is a science behind designing equipment, furniture, architecture, interior architecture, and tools. Human factor are taken under consideration to maximize the effectiveness of a designed piece for preventing injuries and providing comfort and enjoyment.
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Equipment and devices used in working environment must fit each individual person and their movements.
A comfortable working environment includes proper and adaptable height and scale of the furniture, as well as proper positioning and arrangements of the tools and materials that are used on a daily basis.
For example, the required height of counter top and overhead cabinets for a person that is less than 5' is different than for a person who is taller like over 6', as well as the height of the seat of a chair, sofa or a bench. Before buying furniture, you must try the furniture for a proper height and scale to make sure that is the right fit for you.
In order to eliminate potential for a long-term disability, this should be a common practice for using the computer to make sure your legs and forearms are horizontally level and not hanging or going upward, your back is straight and your neck or head is not going forward. Your monitor and TV must be at proper distance and height in relation to your eyes position and the size of the monitor or TV.
In order to eliminate repetitive strain injuries while using the computer:
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Many people lean their wrist or middle of their forearm against the edge of their desk while using the mouse and the keyboard. This can put strain on your wrist and arm.
You can purchase and use soft wrist and armrest to eliminate the strain. You can fold a soft towel or small babay blanket and place it along the edge of the desk to protect your forearm. In addition, your mouse should not be placed too far from your body, and your wrist should not be bending sideward or upward. Your mouse should be at your side where your arm is kept close to your body when using the mouse.
Your upper arm and shoulder should not be elevated or stretched forward when you are using the mouse or keyboard.
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