Ergonomic computer furniture pieces are designed to offer maximum comfort to the users even after hours of use. These furniture items reduce the chances of any pain, stress and work related injuries. Majority of organizations in today’s times are investing on ergonomic computer desks and tables in order to maximize employees’ happiness and productivity. This post brings to you top five indicators that can help you identify an ergonomic computer desk or work station.
Viewing Angle & Distance
Viewing angle and viewing distance are two most important factors determining the comfort level when sitting in front of a computer. Ergonomic computer desks guarantee perfect viewing angle and distance for users.
The desk allows computer monitors or screens to be placed such that the top of the screen is at or just below the eye level. For example, FlipIT® computer desks present the screen in semi-recessed position just below the user’s horizon line for ideal ergonomics and unobstructed sight lines.
Additionally, ergonomic smart desks allow the monitor to be placed roughly at an arm’s length away to prevent any stress on eyes.
Keyboard & Hand Placement
According to computer desk ergonomics, the height of the desk or keyboard/mouse tray must allow users to easily type or use the mouse without having to reach or be raised above the waist. The elbows should remain close to body.
Ergonomic computer desks allow users to easily slide their legs under the desktop or keyboard tray. There is enough leg room space for users of every height or built. Modern and smart desks provide space-saving hanging storage (in line with table leg) for both standard tower CPUs and small form factor CPUs) for increased leg space.
Desktop Surface Area
The tabletop is required to be a smooth surface with no bounce or unevenness. The surface area should be large enough to easily accommodate the computer monitor as well as text materials and other stationery items that we commonly use on our computer desks. This will allow users to easily work on the desktop without feeling space-crunched.
As monitor configuration may be different for different users, maximized workstation is an essential attribute of an ideal computer desk. Some desks even offer designated equipment location for enhanced level of security and protection.
Cable/ Wire Management
Cable clutter and data/power connectivity below the computer desk not only limits access for use and maintenance, but can also lead to injuries or accidental unplugging of cables. This is the reason why smart computer tables feature cable manager to handle a large bundle of power and data cables. Some even allowing users to store small components for a neat look.
These wire managers can be easily installed to vertical or horizontal surfaces of the computer tables and are available in multiple dimensions. Few computer desks go a step further as they come with wire management holes and doors to provide for extra large capacity wire channel to handle all cables from a table run.
When buying an ergonomic computer desk, make sure to go for a computer chair that offers proper body posture, lumbar support and arm rests. Without an ergonomic chair to complement your ergonomic desk, your computer work station will remain incomplete.