Ever since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, the working from home culture has become immensely prominent. Yes, it’s true that one can work while sitting on the sofa, dining table or even floor. But in such cases, the health of oneself is compromised. Such is not the scenario in the office wherein; utmost attention is given to the Ergonomics in the workspace.
However, ergonomics while Working From Home is equally important hence one should pay special attention to it.
But first of all What is Ergonomics,
What Is Ergonomics
Ergonomics is defined as an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely.
How to Set Up An Ergonomic Workspace at Home
The desk should be such that you should be able to sit and work comfortably. Your legs or knees should not bang against the desk. In addition to that, it is important that the height of the desk should be such that the center of the screen should be in front of your eyes. And also the placement of the keyboard and mouse should be such that the elbow remains straight while working.
Ergonomic Screen Placement
The laptops are the most common forms of the screen these days, owing to their ease of portability. However, as the keyboard is attached to the screen in the laptop, the ergonomic placement of the laptop becomes difficult. But there is a solution to it as well. You can always use a laptop stand that will adjust the height at which the laptop screen is placed.
Ergonomic Keyboard Placement
The keyboard as well as the mouse should be placed such that both are at your elbow height. Preferably the keyboard and mouse should be flat or having a negative tilt so that it doesn’t put strain onto your wrist.
Ergonomic Office Chair
Owning an office chair, to be specific, a leather executive chair is a dream in itself. But buying an office chair is tricky to the large extent. The office chair should be made of breathable material and should be ergonomic, thereby keeping your spine in a neutral position.
Ergonomic Foot Rest
Keeping your feet at rest while working is equally important, for which having a footrest should not be ignored. Either you can have the footrest incorporated into the desk design itself or buy it individually.
Working while sitting on a couch or lazing around in bed seems to be a dream come true, however in the long term, it may take a toll on your physical well-being. Therefore it is necessary that ergonomics while working from home be given importance to. Visit HCD DREAM Interior Solutions for Home Office Interior Design.