Computer Ergonomics

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“Enrique”:http://voyagercapital.com/team/team_godreau.htm reminded me how important sitting properly in front of a computer (ugh, almost said terminal, thus dating me!). His best tips are covered in “Healthycomputer.com”:http://www.healthycomputing.com/office/setup/monitor/.
h3. Position the top of your screen level with your eyes.
The ideal viewing height is to have your eyes level with an imaginary line across the screen, about 2″-3″ below the top of the monitor. This can be accomplished in one of two ways – either by either lowering your monitor or raising your chair.
h3. Make sure the height of your keyboard allows you to keep an “open angle” with your arms.
In the proper position, the keyboard should be placed just above the level of your lap. This is lower than most people normally place their keyboard, but lets your arms tilt downward while using the keyboard, leaving your elbows at a comfortable “open” angle. _This by the way is the one I often break. Most desks I use don’t have a way to get the keyboard that low._

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