Ergonomic keyboard

Can anyone explain about ergonomic keyboard?

Hi Katlyn,

Ergonomic keyboards are designed for minimizing your risk for repetitive stress injury and carpal tunnel syndrome. As a result, by using such a keyboard you can touch type for more hours without worrying about wrist or finger inflammation. Of course, applying the whole spectrum of ergonomics at the office is what will ensure you stave off any office-related injuries. An ergonomic keyboard is not a cure-all.

Health professionals recommend the use of ergonomic keyboards in the workplace as they can help the user touch type faster and avoid muscle and tendon strain.

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Aidan Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Hello there, @katlynstevenson!

Ergonomic keyboards are just keyboards that have been designed for good posture / positioning when typing. They come in all different shapes and sizes, but all serve just to make the act of typing more physically comfortable.

While no one should ever be typing long enough to cause issues, there are ways to ensure you maintain proper posture even without an ergonomic keyboard. Sit with your feet flat on the floor and your back straight. Shoulders should be relaxed and elbows bent no tighter than 90°. Always check that you are holding your wrists in a neutral position, with the thumb running parallel to the forearm, the wrist bending only slightly upwards. If you feel your wrists hitting the keyboard or desk, reposition. And of course utilize healthy habits like taking typing breaks and properly stretching hands and fingers.

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)