Questions tagged [ergonomics]

For questions about devices made to be easier, more efficient, or healthier for humans to use than their regular counterparts.

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What is a good ergonomic mouse that is not vertical?

I have been using a contour mouse for some time now. It is an ergonomic mouse, however it looks like this: I find the angle of my hand when using the mouse to be perfect. Vertical or horizontal mice ...
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Split keyboard with duplicated keys

Does there exist an ergonomic split keyboard, like this: But where the keys don't stop at the 'official' typing boundary. Sometimes I want to type a B with my right hand, and these kinds of keyboards ...
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Additional input device to remove workload from hands?

I spend a lot of my waking hours typing on a keyboard. Now I look for an additional input device, that would allow me to shift some work from my hands to some other part of my body, to remove strain ...
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Premium keyboard

I am a developer, and I can now afford to buy a good keyboard for work. What do you recommend for a good ergonomic keyboard preferable with media controls? It does not need to be ergonomic. Looking ...
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Deterministic keyboard

Is there a PC keyboard for Linux, that ALWAYS prints THE SAME SINGLE character that is displayed on the key being pressed? The core (the X in XY problem) problem of mine is, that after pressing 'z', ...
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Looking for a small analog pointing device, suitable for attaching to a tented split keyboard

I just purchased a tented split keyboard to alleviate some of the repetitive stress on my hands from typing, which I use with my MacBook Pro. It's working great overall, but I'm annoyed by the need to ...
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Are mechanical keyboards too high/bulky for ergonomic typing?

I'm a software developer by trade so I type a lot for extended periods. For the past 3 years i've been using the apple full sized aluminum keyboard for both work and home use. Two major positives ...
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Alternatives to wrist rest with gel

I had some wrist rest filled with gel but soon enough they started to deform and become more of a distress than something comfortable. One even leaked a lot of gel in my table and it was a bit messy ...
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Keyboard with extra keys in the bottom row (or near the spacebar)

I need a keyboard which has an extra key in the area of the left thumb. I need this extra key to bind it to the mouse left button, because I use graphic tablet a lot and it's next to impossible to ...
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What is a good mouse to use with a standing desk?

Since I have my standing desk, I wonder what the best mouse type is to use while working standing. I mostly use a vertical mouse but I am starting to doubt it now as you can't lean your elbow. That's ...
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Looking for programmable controller for linear actuators for use in a standing desk

I'm trying to build a sit-stand desk solution with motors that can be controlled by a computer. I've found some good instructions for building your own electric height adjustable desk here, however, ...
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Laptop recommendations for some heavy development

Looking for recommendations: I'm a full stack engineer. I work with visual studio, some database tools, visual studio code and lots of other tools, but none are graphic intensive. I'm passed the video ...
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What backlit ergonomic wireless keyboards options are out there?

So I've been looking for a long time and I can't seem to find a keyboard that matches what I want. Maybe I'm in the huge minority or something, but I feel like someone must want this like I do.... ...
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Vertical Mouse with Stepless Scroll Wheel

I am looking for a vertical mouse that also has a step-less or free swinging scroll where, which works similar like the ones from the Logitech G-Series mice, where you have a button to unlock the ...
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Monitor for vision impaired person

My father has about 20-25% vision impairment (with eye correction) and I would like to ask you about a monitor which could make his life easier (avoid sitting too close and straining eyes too much). ...