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Keyboard System Features:
5G Arm Mechanism Features:
Note - The 5G arm mechanism is Humanascale's strongest arm with a wider neck for more lateral support. Like the 4G arm, it also features the Dial-a-Tilt feature which makes adjusting the platform tilt very simple. Keyboard and Mouse Platform Features:
Fits the following work-surfaces:RESOURCESHumanscale Keyboard Systems BrochureClip Mouse BrochureClip Mouse Instructions4G and 5G Arm Adjustment InstructionsKeyboard System installation Instructions
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Warranty Details:This warranty is applicable to the initial purchaser only and is non-transferable. If products are procured through authorized Humanscale dealerships, the end-user customer must be registered with Humanscale for the warranty to be in effect. Humanscale warrants that, at the time of customer's receipt, the product will be in good working order and will be free from defects in material and workmanship. This warranty does not apply to normal wear and tear or damage caused by accident, neglect, misuse or improper installation or operation. Humanscale will not be responsible for damage due to service, maintenance, modifications or tampering by anyone other than a Humanscale authorized representative. In the event a product is defective and Humanscale receives written notice of the defect within the warranty period, Humanscale, at its option, will either repair or replace the defective product. Humanscale, at its option, will either repair or replace the defective product. This warranty does not cover damage caused by a carrier or transportation of the product from one location to another, or alterations made by owner.Limitation of LiabilityPurchaser's remedies set forth herein are exclusive and the liability of Humanscale with respect to the breach of this agreement or any contract entered into between the parties pursuant hereto shall not exceed the price of the product or part on which such liability is based. In no event will Humanscale be liable to purchasers for any special, collateral, incidental or consequential damages however caused, whether by Humanscale's negligence or otherwise.
What is the Neutral Reach zone?The Neutral Reach Zone is the area that can be conveniently reached with a sweep of the forearm while the upper arm hangs in a natural position at the side." (Sanders & McCormick, 1993) What is the difference between 2G, and 5G arm mechanisms?The 2G is Humanscale’s standard arm mechanism which provides height and tilt adjustment, total knee clearance, and is covered by a lifetime warranty. The 5G is considered with strongest arm on the market with a wider design for lateral stability and Dial A Tilt functionality. What is Dial-a-Tilt?Dial-a-Tilt refers to a dial on the 5G series of arm mechanisms that allows the user to easily adjust the tilt of the keyboard platform with one hand. There is also an indicator on the dial which shows the setting in degrees. Tilt is an important functionality of keyboard platforms, are more likely to adjust to proper setting due to the ease of use.. Note that the 2G series of arm mechanisms also have an adjustable tilt function, but that it requires two hands to make the adjustments, and that there is no gauge. What is a track and what length do I need?The track is the device that is screwed to the underside of the desk, and which the arm mechanism slides into. The standard length is 21.625”, but the track is also available in 16”, 18”, 25”, and 27” lengths. Note that the keyboard platform will not tuck completely under the desk with track lengths less than 21.625”. Most desk have enough depth to accommodate a standard track length. What is a negative tilt keyboard platform?Negative tilt refers to the keyboard tray sloping downward at the back. A keyboard tray sloping upward toward the back (positive tilt) results in a bent wrist. Ergonomists universally agree that using a keyboard in a negative tilt encourages a neutral wrist posture, meaning your wrist is neither bent nor flexed, which minimizes the risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other MSDs. In addition, contract stress on the inside of the wrist is minimized when keyboarding in negative tilt. Do you have to lock the arm in place when you move it up or down?No. All Humanscale’s arm mechanisms can be adjusted up or down by simply tilting the platform. Once it’s at the right height, it automatically locks in place when released. What are the Humanscale keyboard and mouse platforms made of?Humanscale’s keyboard and mouse platforms are made of phenolic, an ultra-strong composite made of wood pulp and resin that’s non-toxic, durable and easy to clean. Humanscale does not manufacture wood-based or MDF platforms, as they are inferior in strength and durability. Is there a mouse platform that stays level when the keyboard platform in angled / tilted?Yes. The Tilt Mouse and the Clip Mouse have an angle adjustment that is independent of the keyboard platform, which is ideal for users who type with a negative keyboard tilt, but prefer to mouse on a level surface.Can I move my mouse tray from one side to the other?Yes, on some models. The Clip and Swing mouse platforms can be easily moved from one side of the keyboard platform to the other. You can also get some Dual models which will have a keyboard platform on both sides. What is the purpose of a corner sleeve?The corner sleeves are designed to increase desk space and keyboard accessibility by turning a 90-degree desktop corner into a diagonal corner. Humanscale has 4 corner sleeves which are compatible with any of their keyboard platform. Does Humanscale have keyboard platform for specialized ergonomic keyboards?Yes. The Model 100 and 300 platforms are designed for the curved “Natural” keyboards. The Model 1000 and 1100 are designed for the “Split” keyboards. You can see these platforms in the Build-Your-Own keyboard platform section. What are the Above Desk arm mechanisms?The Above Desk arm mechanisms have a longer arm that provides more height adjustment. This allows the keyboard platform to be raised to as much as 8.5” above the track and 3” below the track (4GAD model). Depending on the height of your desk, this may allow you to use your keyboard both standing and sitting. Does Humanscale have a mouse platform that goes above the 10-keypad?Yes. For those that use the 10-keypad infrequently, there are several models that go over the keypad including the Clip, Upper Tilt, Palette, and the Flip Mouse tray. You can see these mouse platforms in the Build-Your-Own keyboard platform section.
FROM UCLA ERGONOMICS WEB SITE http://www.ergonomics.ucla.edu/Howto_Workstation.html Reprinted with permission with our thanks to the UC Regents.An articulating keyboard tray can provide optimal positioning of input devices. However, it should accommodate the mouse, provide leg clearance, and have an adjustable height and tilt mechanism. The tray should not push you too far away from other work materials such as your telephone. Maintain good posture when working.Sit all the way back in the chair against the backrest. Keep your knees equal to, or lower, than your hips with your feet supported.Pull up close to your keyboard.Position the keyboard directly in front of your body.Determine what section of the board you use most frequently, and readjust the keyboard so that section is centered with your body. Adjust the keyboard heightso that your shoulders are relaxed, your elbows are in a slightly open position (100° to 110°), and your wrists and hands are straight. The tilt of your keyboard is dependent upon your sitting position.Use the keyboard tray mechanism, or keyboard feet, to adjust the tilt. If you sit in a forward or upright position, try tilting your keyboard away from you at a negative angle. If you are reclined, a slight positive tilt will help maintain a straight wrist position. Wristrests can help to maintain neutral postures and pad hard surfaces.However, the wristrest should only be used to rest the palms of the hands between keystrokes. Resting on the wristrest while typing is not recommended. Avoid using excessively wide wristrests, or wristrests that are higher than the space bar of your keyboard. Place the pointer as close as possible to the keyboard.Your pointing device should be positioned within easy reach. Over-reaching can result in shoulder and/or arm discomfort. If you are reaching out to use your pointer, elevate it on a mouse bridge, platform or small book to bring it within closer reach. Keep your wrists straight and hands relaxed when using your pointer.Don't hold the pointer with a tight grip or extend fingers above the activation buttons. Avoid moving the pointer with your thumb or wrist. Movement should originate at your shoulder and elbow. Keep your elbows in a slightly open angle (100° to 110°) with your wrists in a straight position.If you sit in an upright position, your keyboard should be placed in a slight negative tilt so that the wrists can be placed in an aligned or neutral position. Your hands should be slightly lower than your elbows with your fingers pointing toward the floor. (Note: If you recline back in your chair, you might not need to tilt the keyboard. Check the alignment of your wrist, and then set the angle of the keyboard as needed. Your sitting posture will affect how you adjust your keyboard and pointing device.) Work at a reasonable pace and take frequent stretch breaks.Take 1 or 2 minute breaks every 20-30 minutes, and 5 minute breaks every hour. Every few hours, try to get up and move around. Use good typing technique.Float your arms above the keyboard and keep your wrist straight when keying. If you use a wristrest, use it to support your palms when pausing, not while keying. Hit the keyboard keys with light force.The average user keys four times harder than necessary. Limit repetitive motions.Reduce keystrokes with macros and software programs such as voice recognition. Reduce pointing device movement with scroll locks and keystroke combinations. Use of non-prescribed medications, or wrist splints, can often be more harmful than helpful.If you begin to develop symptoms, seek help. Early intervention can prevent future problems. Your life style and physical fitness affect how you feel at work.Stay in shape by stretching and exercising regularly. For additional Workstation tips, please visit our ERGOresources center!