Computer workstation

Ergonomic computer workstation – suitable for persons with tetraplegia

Computer workstation (image )
Computer workstation (image )

Description
A small work table with a pull-out shelf for keyboard and mouse stands in a corner of the hall. The user has a wireless mouse and supports his wrist on a silicon gel cushion when he uses the mouse. He uses the mouse with his left hand.

The mouse is from Logitech.

Users comments
To avoid shoulder pain it is important for persons with tetraplegia to keep their arms close to the body and to work at a desk that is as low as possible. The user’s workplace provides a good position for his shoulders. He uses the mouse with his left hand, which means he does not have to reach across the number keys to use the mouse; his arm stays closer to his body. The keyboard and mouse sit on a pull-out shelf at knee height (as low as possible).
The gel cushion for the mouse helps protect the wrist.

Purchased from
Computer store (Mouse, gel cushion)

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

Editors comments
An alternative for controlling the mouse with the left hand is to use a keyboard without a separate number keypad.

This tip is from 2008

The user with the mouse and the gel cushion to protect the wrist
The user with the mouse and the gel cushion to protect the wrist
Gel cushion
Gel cushion
Computer workstation (image )
Computer workstation (image )

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Tipsare: Tomas

Tomas lives in an apartment together with his partner. He works part time as a photographer. He was injured in 1983 and has a low tetraplegia. He has home help one hour a day.