Ergonomic Keyboards: Do They Really Offer Adequate Help?

Ergonomic Keyboards: Do They Really Offer Adequate Help?

We have written an article before on the ergonomic way of typing, and the more we type, the more we realise that comfort is imperative. Hence, how can we further boost our typing experience? The only way to do so is to boost our ergonomics further.

Seeing that we are an ergonomics specialist, we have mentioned this term many times. Ergonomics is the study of an individual’s physical performance and well-being. This means that you are able to measure the device’s ergonomic level scientifically.

However, ergonomics can also be a relative term, with some devices being more ergonomic than others. Hence, if you spend significant amounts of time typing away at your computer, you have to invest in an ergonomic keyboard. Here are three reasons why you should do so.

1. Improved posture

Ergonomic keyboards typically come with a curved keyframe to fit your natural wrist position, allowing you to place your forearms, wrists, and hands naturally, thus reducing unnecessary muscle strains. You will somehow notice a sense of relaxation the moment you place your hands on the keyboards.

Research has shown that ergonomic keyboards are designed to match the natural triangle that is formed when both our hands are relaxed, better matching the complex geometry of our bodies and putting less strain on our muscles as compared to conventional keyboards.

2. Wrist support

Most ergonomic keyboards come with a well-pillowed wrist rest that is designed to provide support for your wrists and forearms. The cushion for your hand helps to optimise the ergonomic position of your forearms, wrists, and hands, increasing comfort.

3. Reduced wrist bending

When typing on conventional, flat keyboards, our wrists are often bent at an angle to our forearms for prolonged periods, which leads to the development of carpal tunnel. Combining the pillowed wrist rest, the sloping form of the keyboard, and the split letterings, you have the perfect ingredients for an ergonomic keyboard that keeps your shoulders and hands relaxed.

Conclusion

With that being said, TakeAseat has an ergonomic keyboard to offer – the Logitech Ergo K860 Wireless Split Ergonomic Keyboard. Compared to a traditional, flat keyboard without a wrist rest, the Ergo K860 reduces wrist bending by at least 25 per cent while offering 54 per cent more wrist support.

Additionally, the keyboard also helps to reduce muscle activity by 21 per cent in the upper trapezius muscle, which is located at the centre of the upper back and helps to stabilise and facilitate neck and shoulder movement.

If you are looking to improve your typing posture while enjoying a more relaxed typing experience, then investing in an ergonomic keyboard might just be the solution you are looking for.

Here at TakeAseat, we offer more than just ergonomic solutions. Located across Singapore, our furniture shop at Woodlands, as well as our Ubi furniture shop, offers a wide range of affordably priced ergonomic products, from standing desks to chairs and even accessories, such as lamps and bags. Take charge of your ergonomics today! Contact us to find out more!