Students, particularly those writing dissertations or other major papers spend long hours in a chair in front of a computer typing. If this is you, no-one has to tell you those creepy old ailments you shouldn’t be feeling for another 50 years can become common. Wrist and hand pain, a sore aching back and sore eyes are all likely after hours in front of a PC or on the laptop. There is hope for your young aching bones and eyes though! More manufacturers are recognizing the need for ergonomic computer equipment and student furniture.
The range now available is actually quite comprehensive and addresses all of the problems associated with long hours typing, beginning with some very funny looking chairs. Kneeling chairs take a little getting used to but once you get the hang if it is amazing how they keep your back straight, blood flowing to your legs and they even keep your arms in a good position. Couple your kneeling chair with an ergonomic mouse, screen and keyboard and you should be problem free. An ergonomic mouse will rest your wrist and allow for varying hand movements to manoeuvre. The ergonomic keyboard also rests the wrists on a pad so your fingers do all the work on a keyboard that requires minimal movement across keys and to function keys. Function keys on the keyboard reduce the amount of mousing you have to do which also prevents wrist RSI (repetitive strain injury). Lastly, an ergonomic screen is gentle on the eyes and minimizes glare.
For those who have to write large volumes for their thesis/dissertation or essays, or even for gamers or others who spend a lot of time on the net, these ergonomic bits and pieces will really improve the way you feel after a hard out writing (or gaming) session.