The benefits of the ergonomically designed keyboards allows for a more natural positioning of your arms and hands. A keyboard with a smaller width keeps the mouse closer to the user. This reduction in distance reduces the reach necessary and places the mouse in a more ergonomic position. The benefits create a healthier and safer workplace; reduce fatigue, discomfort, and risk of injury such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This is where having the proper workplace equipment can play its role to help avoid office-related repetitive stress injuries.
Types of Ergonomic Keyboards:
Ergonomic keyboards are designed so that your wrists can remain flat. There are three types of ergonomic keyboards currently available. Split keyboards are the most common type of ergonomic keyboard in which the keyboard is split in half and separated. Tented keyboards are also split in half, but the keys are tilted up. Sloped keyboards are designed to slant toward the monitor as opposed to traditional keyboards that slant toward the user, with the intent of reducing the amount of wrist extension by sloping the way your wrists naturally slope. When purchasing an ergonomic keyboard, try it first to make sure that your hands and wrists are in the correct ergonomic position. Make sure that the position of the keys allows you to keep your wrists flat.