Home Working Solutions
Allowing your employees to work from home as productively and comfortably as they would in the office
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Homeworking Information and Advice
The benefits of using a laptop stand
Using a notebook stand in combination with an external keyboard and mouse increases productivity by 17%.
It also significantly improves sitting posture. Neck strain is reduced by 32% and comfort is improved by 21% (Lindblad, 2002). The forearms are also in a more neutral position. Physical complaints are substantially reduced (Boersma, 2002).
It is advised you work no longer than two hours a day with a laptop unless it is combined with a laptop stand with an external keyboard and mouse.
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The benefits of using a separate keyboard
A compact keyboard does not have a numeric pad. For this reason, the mouse can be placed closer to the keyboard. Research has shown that 90% of keyboard users seldom if ever use the numeric pad.
Working with a compact keyboard results in greater comfort because it reduces the reaching distance to the mouse (Cook, C., et al., 1998). This puts less strain on the shoulder and forearm. Dark letters on a light background make them easier to read (ISO 9241) and contribute to increased productivity (Snyder, 1990).
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The benefits of using an ergonomic mouse
The “handshake” position of this vertical mouse ensures that your wrist bends less from side to side, which means your lower arm rotates inwards less (Schmid et al., 2015). As a result, there is less muscle activity in the lower arm than when using a standard mouse (Quemelo & Vieira, 2013).
Research shows that using a vertical mouse allows users to heal quicker from arm, wrist and hand injuries (Aarås et al., 2001).
The benefits of using a footrest
A footrest keeps the blood vessels in your legs from becoming pinched and helps you improve your posture at work.
It is advised that you use a footrest that is at least 45 cm wide and 35 cm deep. Its adjustable range should be at least 11 cm as measured from the floor surface. The slope of the support surface must be adjustable from 5 to at least 15 degrees.
Finding the right solution
With the right solutions, you can encourage employees to achieve better wellness at work, become more productive, adopt healthy postures and alternate between them to increase movement.