RE: New ergonomics trick

Subject: RE: New ergonomics trick
From: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:11:46 +0000

I run dual monitors at home and at work. In both places, I have an extendable keyboard arm+tray that enables me to sit or stand. At work, both monitors are on stands that put them at a nice height for sitting and enable them to tilt perfectly for standing. My monitors at home can't tilt enough, so I have them on a dual monitor arm that enables then to tilt as needed. The keyboard arm+tray at work is standard issue. At home, my setup cost me about $250 after a bit of hunting on Amazon.

If you need reminders to stand, why not just set up alerts?

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From: techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Dan Goldstein
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2012 6:05 AM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: New ergonomics trick

I discovered this one by accident, but it's working well for me. I've had a combination sitting/standing setup for a while, with two monitors at the appropriate heights and keyboard/mouse access at both positions.
Problem is, when I get busy (which is always), I don't always remember to switch from sitting to standing and back again.

As of this morning, the sitting monitor only has a keyboard for input, and the standing monitor only has a mouse. Even a well-known keyboard maniac like me uses the mouse pretty frequently, which forces me to switch positions.

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References:
New ergonomics trick: From: Dan Goldstein

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