General Chat Thread, Wrist and Hand Rest in General; Has anyone got either a long gel wrist/arm rest or a mouse gel pad going spare?
One of our teachers ...
21st May 2009, 02:50 PM #1
Wrist and Hand Rest
Has anyone got either a long gel wrist/arm rest or a mouse gel pad going spare?
One of our teachers really needs one here and has been told she can't have one. I don't see why she should pay for it herself so until I can persuade them I just wondered if anyone has got one. I will pay postage!
On the same note she needs a proper computer chair and again has been refused -don't Health and Safety rules say she has to have one if she can show that she needs one? Where do I find info about it?
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21st May 2009, 03:22 PM #2
The chair is a definite. When I had my DSE training the general advice was that wrist rests aren't recommended because if you are resting your wrists while using the mouse/kb they're in the wrong position which causes strain.
21st May 2009, 03:35 PM #3
As someone who suffers from a prolapsed disc I can sympathise with the teacher. At a recent physio session I was talking to a lady in the same position as your teacher, i.e. they wouldn't buy her a proper computer chair. The physio turned round and said he'd sign her off for a month if they didn't comply. I believe it's been ordered now.
21st May 2009, 03:52 PM #4
I've got one of those Gel Wrist rests that go along the bottom of the keyboard if you still need it.
Thanks to ninjabeaver from:
21st May 2009, 05:18 PM #5
I find doing pressups helps much more than any gel wrist rest - ten or so per day is sufficient to keep any twinges away.
Variety is good too - I use a nipplemouse*, trackball and conventional mouse so my wrist is in different positions.
*xkcd - A Webcomic - Appropriate Term
21st May 2009, 07:09 PM #6
Hmmm - so your tone is drifting towards informal, is it?
Originally Posted by pete
And we haven't even been introduced!
I don't think the teacher could do press-ups - anyway, I do quite a lot of press-ups and still get wrist pain.
As for a variety of mice - having me on, presumably? Changing them would be a royal pain
22nd May 2009, 10:15 AM #7
Nope, I use a thinkpad (trackpoint) with a trackball plugged into it. The other machine on my desk uses a conventional mouse.
Originally Posted by witch
22nd May 2009, 10:24 AM #8
More than one machine - I see....
Originally Posted by pete
22nd May 2009, 10:31 AM #9
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