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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 the Nylon Glide, Pinnacle 2 and Pinnacle AD arm mechanisms?All of these arm mechanisms provide height adjustment, Dial-a-Tilt angle adjustment, total knee clearance, and are covered by a lifetime warranty. The Pinnacle 2 and Pinnacle AD provide unprecedented smoothness with a sleek low profile ball bearing slide; whereas the Pinnacle Budget arm uses a nylon track. The Pinnacle AD also provides Sit & Stand capability with a height range of 7.3” above the desk to 7” below. What is Dial-a-Tilt?Dial-a-Tilt is a mechanism that allows the user to easily adjust the tilt of the keyboard platform with one hand from -15 degrees to + 15 degrees. There is also a built-in tilt indicator gauge. All Workrite keyboard platforms have this functionality 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 22”, but the track is also available in 17” and 28” lengths. Note that the keyboard platform will not tuck completely under the desk with the 17” track, but this may be needed if the desk is not deep enough to support a 22” track. 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. Workrite arm mechanisms will go positive, but there is an optional “no positive" kit available. Do you have to lock the arm in place when you move it up or down?No. All Workrite arm mechanisms use a Lift-n-Lock™ feature that allow it to 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 Workrite keyboard and mouse platforms made of?Workrite manufactures platforms made of 1/4” phenolic and 5/8” melamine. We only sell the platforms made of phenolic, which is considered the gold standard in the industry. Phenolic is an ultra-strong composite made of wood pulp and resin that’s non-toxic, durable and easy to clean. Is there a mouse platform that stays level when the keyboard platform in angled / tilted?Yes. The REVO System has a mouse platform that provides independent angle adjustment from 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?Not exactly. However, the Banana Board System has a mouse platform that slides under the keyboard tray to accommodate left or right handed users. The Ergonomic Advantage System provides both a left and right mouse tray, and there are also Reversible Solo platforms which can be reversed for left or right-hand mousing. What is the purpose of a corner diagonal?The corner diagonals allow use of adjustable arm and keyboard platform where the natural corner of the work surface does not permit it. Workrite has two corner diagonals which are compatible with any of their keyboard platform. Does Workrite have keyboard platform for specialized ergonomic keyboards? Yes. They have a Banana Board keyboard platform which is specifically designed for the “Natural” style keyboards? Does Workrite have a mouse platform that goes above the 10-key pad? Yes. The REVO System has an innovative mouse tray that can be positioned over the 10-key pad, or positioned at the keyboard level in a mouse forward position.
Does Workrite have a Sit-to-Stand arm mechanism?Yes. The Pinnacle AD arm is designed for users requiring above-desk keyboard functionality, and has a height range of 7.3” above and 7” below the work surface. Depending on the height of your desk, this may allow you to use your keyboard both standing and sitting.
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!