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Workstation Ergonomics Guidelines for Mouse Use by Children
The following images should help you to see the differences between a poor, deviated posture (left column) and a more neutral, more ergonomic posture for mouse use (right column). The main difference between the two images is the use of a movable mouse platform system in the ergonomic arrangement (right side images).
|8th grader – conventional mouse arrangement||8th grader – improved ergonomic arrangement|
When using the mouse, make sure that the arm is as close to the body as possible, not stretched forwards to a desk or out sideways to reach the mouse, and that the arm is relaxed
Observe how you child uses the computer and then adjust the workstation arrangement so that s/he is working in the most neutral posture that you can achieve when using the mouse.
For more information about neutral posture working CLICK HERE.
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