Ergonomics & Wellness
Add Workstation Flexibility to Promote Healthy Computing
Ergotron products adapt technology to the physical needs of each individual. This creates a work environment that promotes wellness while improving productivity. Ergotron is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, reflecting dedication to workplace wellness while contributing to the study of ergonomics. We also recommend the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion as a resource for information.
Make your space and work-life as comfortable as possible—get more ergonomics information that’s easy to use at ComputingComfort.org.
Sitting Disease by the Numbers
The term “Sitting Disease” has been coined by the scientific community and is commonly used when referring to metabolic syndrome and the ill-effects of an overly sedentary lifestyle. However, the medical community does not recognize Sitting Disease as a diagnosable disease at this time.
Studies find a strong correlation between long periods of sitting and elevated risk of mortality. See this handy infographic (@ JustStand.org) for a quick and clear overview, or read this white paper for an in-depth analysis.
Standing periodically is becoming an ergonomic necessity for many information workers. Need more reasons to stand?
- Expend more calories
- Increase overall energy for better mental focus
- Relieve bodily stress caused by sitting
Find out more at JustStand.org.
Find Your Ergonomic Zone
The right mount will give you the maximum amount of flexibility to get into the right ergonomic zone.
What do you need to do?
- Arrange display & keyboard to support body’s neutral posture
- Result? Less strain, lower energy spend and reduced fatigue
- Incorporate movement into computing routine
- Result? Better circulation; less static loading that causes injury
- Take time for frequent breaks & recuperation
- Result? Body rejuvenates from faulty posture or static loading
Posture + Movement + Rest = Comfortable Computing. That’s the ergonomic equation and it begins with you. Find your zones by understanding the details of this simple, three-part concept.
Tools to Plan for Workplace Wellness
The Workspace Assessment tool will evaluate the basic ergonomic layout of your desk work area.
The Workspace Planner finds the right height for workstation components. Create an ergonomic workspace following three easy steps.
The Payback Calculator figures the ROI in productivity from an ergonomic workspace. It’s personalized to your situation.
The Calorie-Burn Calculator shows the difference that intermittent standing can make to promote fitness. See how many calories you burn.
The Sitting-Time Calculator lets you evaluate your risk of too much sitting, aka “sitting disease.”
Follow these Ergonomic Tips when working at a computer to improve comfort and reduce injury risk.
Ergonomic Index for Ergotron Products
||Equalize focal distance from top to bottom of screen; reduce glare/reflection; adjust keyboard angle
|5" lift, tilt/pan
||Reposition height to suit posture; accommodate average range of users at a station
|13" lift, tilt/pan
||Promote application flexibilty; reposition to suit posture; accommodate wide range (95%) of users at a station
|15"+ lift, tilt/pan
||Work sitting or standing at the same station; promote application flexibilty; reposition to suit posture
|Other ergonomic considerations dependent on application: A) Extension/retraction motion;
B) User-force requirements to initiate motion; C) Screen size relative to focal distance