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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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