Roll up your sleeves, it’s time to make your typing more ergonomic! But what does that even mean?
Whilst comfort is subjective, ergonomics is the study of people’s objective physical wellbeing and performance. Another thing you need to know about ergonomics? It’s a relative concept. That means a device is never 100% or 0% ‘ergo’, but instead simply more ergonomic, or less ergonomic, compared to another one. Lastly, ergonomics is never a ‘one size fits all’ solution. Ergonomic needs and benefits depend on individual scenarios - for example, their physiology, where they work, what they are doing, which tools they use, and for how long. So when you choose a keyboard, it’s important to make sure it’s right for your unique situation.
Here’s what to look out for, and how certain features can help you work better and eventually, feel better.
#1 SUPPORT YOUR WRISTS
Almost like a little bed for your hands, a pillowed palm rest supports you by placing your forearms slightly higher than your keyboard. This optimized ergonomic position makes typing feel extra comfy. In fact, compared to a traditional Logitech keyboard without a palm rest, Wave Keys and ERGO K860 offer over 50% more palm support.*as compared to a traditional Logitech keyboard without palm rest
#2 IMPROVE YOUR TYPING POSTURE
A curved, split keyframe places your hands, wrists and forearms in a more natural posture as you type. From the moment your hands land on the keyboard you’ll notice a sense of relaxation - and that’s because the sloping form and angled keys are reducing muscle strain on your wrists and forearms. Complemented by the effects of the cushioned palm rest, you’ve got all the ingredients you need to feel and work better.
“Research at the University of Washington has shown that keyboards with the keys curved to match the natural triangle—formed by the left and right hands—improve wrist posture. In addition, the research has shown that wrist rests can also help your hands type in a more relaxed and natural position. Health professionals often prefer ergonomic keyboards since they better match the complex geometry of our bodies and put less strain on our muscles, compared to conventional, rectangular keyboards.”
Peter Johnson, PhD
University of Washington - Professor Emeritus - Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Member of the Logi Ergo Lab Advisory Board
#3 TESTED BY USERS. APPROVED BY ERGONOMISTS.
Wave Keys and ERGO K860 have been developed and tested with The Logi Ergo Lab, and certified ergonomic, with the stamp of approval from United States Ergonomics.