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FINDING THE RIGHT PRODUCT FOR YOUR REQUIREMENTS

People are always being told all about how typing for long periods of time is bad for you, but have you ever wondered what really happens and if there is a real cause for alarm? Well, unfortunately, there is!

Poor typing posture can cause pain and other symptoms in your:

Many people spend thousands and thousands of dollars on their computers, software, and games and then completely disregard the workstation where they sit day in and day out. But that would be like buying a Ferrari and then buying the cheapest tires possible! It just won’t work in the long runand it’s the person who’s going to end up hurting, literally.

Ergonomics helps product designers to elevate user experience of their design by integrating ergonomics requirements early in product design phase. It also helps planners to eliminate many human factors risks associated with a workplace when still in the virtual world.

These days just about everything is labelled as being "ergonomically designed" and much of the time this isn't true. Unfortunately, right now there is relatively no regulation of the term “ergonomic”. Some so-called “ergonomic” products can even make things worse!

ERGOCURE® GIZMOS aims at helping users find the right product for their needs.

If you're thinking about buying an "ergonomic” product ask yourself the following 4 questions:

  • Does the product design and the manufacturer's claims make sense?

  • What research evidence can the manufacturer provide to support their claims? Be suspicious of products that haven't been studied by researchers.

  • Does it feel comfortable to use the product for a long period? Some ergonomic products may feel strange or slightly uncomfortable at first because they often produce a change in your posture that's beneficial in the long-term. If a product continues to feel uncomfortable after a reasonable trial period (say at least a week), then stop using it.

  • What do ergonomics experts say about the product? If they don't recommend it, don't use it.

Choosing the right product:

  • Ergonomic chairs: As long as the chair has at least height and back adjustment features, it will be worth your while. These chairs can range in price from a hundred dollars or less to more than a thousand dollars, and generally the more expensive ones have more adjustment features and better construction. The greater a chair’s adjustment capabilities, the greater the number of people that will be able to sit on it comfortably.

  • Armrests: The best armrests will allow you to rest the area of your forearm that lies halfway between your wrist and elbow, without compressing any part of the arm. Look for those with at least height and width adjustment features. Research studies have shown that armrests provide many benefits, such as:

  • Keyboards: Most ergonomic keyboards on the market today are split keyboards (those where the alphanumeric keys are split at an angle). These keyboards mainly address the problem of wrist ulnar deviation (side-to-side). However, wrist extension and flexion (vertical movement) are more important when preventing injury. There is no consistent research that shows that split keyboards offer any postural benefits-, and for most people a regular keyboard design works just fine if it's placed in the proper neutral position. Some people find split keyboards to be more comfortable than traditional keyboards, so if you use one, make sure that it is not causing your shoulders to abduct (raised higher than is comfortable).

  • Keyboard Trays: Height-adjustable, negative slope keyboard trays (those that height adjust down to your lap and allow you to tilt them away from your body) function best because they allow the body and hands to maintain the most neutral working position (see section on Neutral Keyboarding Posture). In order to be in the proper position, you should almost feel as if your keyboard is placed on your lap.

  • Pointing Devices: There is no conclusive research that says that one type of pointing device (mouse, trackball, stylus, touch pad, joystick, etc.) is better for you than another. Just make sure that when you use whichever one you choose, you are using it in a neutral position (arm relaxed, close to your body). A pointing device should also fit the hand of its user. Don’t use a very large mouse if you have very small hands. Young children often prefer trackballs because the traditional mouse design is sometimes too big for their small hands.

  • Mice: The mouse is the most popular type of pointing device and there are many types of “ergonomic” mice out there. Before you purchase a mouse, place your hand over it. If it causes your wrist to extend up too much, then it’s not really “ergonomic.” One recent study showed that one particular mouse design, which is flatter and broader than a traditional mouse, can reduce side-to-side wrist deviation.

  • Wrist rests: Research studies haven't demonstrated any substantial benefits for wrist rests. Some people may actually experience increased pressure in the wrist area just from using one. If you do choose to use a wrist rest, a broad, flat surface design works best. Many keyboards come with an attached or built-in plastic wrist rest, which works well if it is broad and flat. Avoid soft and squishy wrist rests (gel-filled) because these will contour to your wrist and encourage wrist twisting movements__your hands should be able to glide over the surface of a wrist rest during typing. Using a wrist rest as forearm support can be comfortable and effective.

  • Glare Screens: Glare screens can only reduce glare__a lot of people think that they can reduce or eliminate magnetic fields. This is simply not true, no matter what the packaging says. Any jargon on the packaging about “fields” usually refers to static electricity. Usually it is the higher quality glare screens that are worth getting. The lesser quality ones may reduce glare but may also accumulate a lot of dust, thereby obscuring the image. And remember that you may not even need a glare screen if you position your monitor in a way that does not encourage glare.

  • Support Braces/Gloves: There is no consistent research evidence that wearing wrist supports during computer use actually helps reduce the risk of injury. If you do like wearing a wrist support, make sure that it keeps your hand flat and straight, not bent upwards. There is some evidence that wearing wrist supports at night in bed can help relieve symptoms for those with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Browse through some ERGOCURE® GIZMOS recommendations to find the right ergonomic product for your requirements. Our recommendations are basis some of the best products available in India and having tested some of these functionalities as featured by the brands.
NB: We do not recommend a specific brand or a company. Users are free to choose other brands as per their choice & affordability.

Ergonomic chairs

Key Feature: One Touch Adjustment- The lumbar support can be pushed forward or backward as per your desired comfort and need by just rotating the Lumbar Support knob clockwise and anti-clockwise

Keyboards Rests

Key Feature: With the specially designed arm bracket of the Sit-to-Stand Keyboard Tray may be positioned at either a SEATED height or a STANDING height.

Mice

Key Feature: Ergonomically designed for right-handed users; smooth, gently curved profile fits perfectly in the palm of the hand for enhanced comfort.

Wrist Rests

Key Feature: The mouse pad features a wide pillow-like section that supports the wrist when operating a mouse, keeping the wrist in line with the hand instead of in an uncomfortable bent-back position. The raised gel-filled section instantly conforms to the contours of your wrist, creating a cushioning effect for comfort.

Support Braces/Gloves

Key Feature: The gloves are developed by medical doctors with first-hand experience in managing pain, stiffness and swelling associated with arthritis and other hand conditions.

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