Stressful days always lie ahead of us. Whether you work in the office or at home, the proper working environment is hard to achieve. Many office tools have integrated ergonomic designs to address this issue, but how about remote workers? An ergonomic work environment is out of the question. This leads to many injuries to remote workers.
However, technology provides the solution to your needs. Modern gadgets have stepped up and considered your own safety. Ergonomics is now a huge factor in product development. Here are some of the ergonomic gadgets in 2017 that can help you in your work.
Embody Chair by Herman Miller
We are going to start off with a bang. The Embody Chair is the latest incarnation of ergonomic office chairs from Herman Miller (who famously started the ergonomic chair craze with the “Aeron” chair several years ago), it’s a real pleasure to sit in. Ranked #1 by Safe Computing Tips and always on the top of any evaluation of ergonomic chairs, this is definitely a luxurious choice.
However, it’s also very pricey, and might not fit in the budget for everyone. For that, there might be a better, and much, much cheaper option, see below…
“Better Back” claims to “make every chair ergonomic”. I don’t know whether that’s true or not, but it’s certainly doesn’t cost much to give it a try. Incorrect sitting posture is one of the main reasons for your back pain. Even if it is comfortable, working in your comfy sofa is not ideal and may bring harm to your body. A correct sitting position is sitting upright with your gaze, knees, and hands at a right angle to your body. This is hard to achieve, and many chairs do not permit you to do so.
“Better Back” is an ergonomic tool which you can use to have a great sitting posture. It is a gadget that you will wrap around your lower back and body. Better Back is an effective harness that can turn every chair into an ergonomic chair. It is also foldable so you can take it wherever you go.
Roost Stand Laptop
If you are working on a laptop and the desk is slightly lower, then chances are that your gaze will not reach a right angle. This can result in neck problems later on. Roost Stand is an ergonomic equipment that can lift your laptop up to a foot above. You can use this ingenious piece of engineering to raise the monitor of your laptop to eye level. This will enable you to work on the right head posture.
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard
For those who type a lot at work, ergonomic keyboards are the way to go. It provides support and comfort for the wrist. Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard provides a new standard in handling your wrist pain. This product is a split-keyboard that layout in an arc shape in order to keep the hands and arms in a relaxed position. Using this, your risk of repetitive stress injuries will be lower. However, it may take the time to get used to this type of keyboard. But if you do, you will definitely recommend this product.
Logitech MX Master
Your own ergonomic work environment won’t be completed unless you have a mouse. Ergonomic mouse solves three problems: wrist pain, elbow pain, and forearm pain. If you work on computers that much, you know how much pain a mouse can give to your wrist.
Logitech MX Master is a wireless desktop mouse that has a sculpted design. It offers support to your hand and wrist and places them in a comfortable position. This can help in your wrist and elbow problems. This product also has a speed-adaptive scroll that can help you scroll through long documents easily. This mouse does not only help you ergonomically, it also helps you work faster.