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Workstation Ergonomics Guidelines for Computer 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 keyboard use (right column). The main difference between the two images is the use of a tiltdown (negative slope) keyboard tray system in the ergonomic arrangement (right side images).

6th grader conventional arrangement    6th grader improved ergonomic arrangement

6th grader - conventional computer desk arrangement

6th grader : ergonomic computer desk arrangement

8th grader conventional arrangement    8th grader improved ergonomic arrangement

8th grader - conventional arrangement

   8th grader - improved ergonomic arrangement

Tall 8th grader conventional arrangement   Tall 8th grader improved ergonomic arrangement

Tall 8th grader - conventional arrangement 

Tall 8th grader - improved ergonomic arrangement

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.

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For more information about neutral posture working CLICK HERE.

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