Proper Computer Ergonomics

By: Jeremy Stone

How to sit at a computer properly

1.Hands, wrists, and forearms are straight, in-line and roughly parallel to the floor.

  • 2.You're is level, or bent slightly forward, forward facing, and balanced. Generally it is in-line with the torso.
  • 3.Shoulders are relaxed and upper arms hang normally at the side of the body.
  • 4.Elbows stay in close to the body and are bent between 90 and 120 degrees.
  • 5.Feet are fully supported by the floor or a footrest may be used if the desk height is not adjustable.
  • 6.Back is fully supported with appropriate lumbar support when sitting vertical or leaning back slightly.
  • 7.Thighs and hips are supported by a well-padded seat and generally parallel to the floor.
  • 8.Knees are about the same height as the hips with the feet slightly forward.
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    How not to sit properly

    1. Lay on the floor.

    2. Sit under the desk.

    3. Have feet up on desk with keyboard in lap.

    4. Sit like a normal person

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