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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 

Microsoft's healthy computing guide



Ergonomics

When you think of Microsoft's relationship with its users, its easy to think of a money grabbing, uncaring relationship. But there are times, although not many, when they really do try to do something nice. Ahhh


Here's a pretty good simple guide to workstation ergonomics, with some pretty good tips for maintaining a healthy workstation

More of the same please Mr Gates

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/hcg/default.html

1 Comments:

  • At 12:52 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Workstation Ergonomics :

    It can be defined as a comfortable working posture with a natural alignment of all your joints from head to toes. Know about the guidelines regarding maintaining Ergonomic Seating. There are four positions, which can ensure you a perfect, Vertical sitting position, Traction position, Declined sitting position and Reclined sitting position.

    Ergonomic seating can be defined as a comfortable working posture with a natural alignment of all your joints from head to toes. Before discussing on how to set your computer workstation, let’s have a look at the concept of Ergonomic seating (neutral body positioning).This method of Ergonomic Seating helps you reduce the stress and strain on the muscles, tendons, and skeletal system thus reducing the risks of developing a Ergonomic problems.

    1.Ensure that your hands, wrists, and forearms are in a row,straight and almost parallel to the floor.

    2.Ensure that your head and torso are in-line with head slightly bent forward, facing towards the front, and balanced.

    3.Ensure that your shoulders are at ease with upper arms hanging normally at the sides of your body.

    4.Ensure that your elbows are close to your body and bent between 90 and 110 degrees.


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    Workstation Ergonomics

     

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