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We often get asked by office workers, managers and those in occupational health and safety roles to recommend suitable equipment for individuals with a range of health issues and have subsequently advised many people over the years, on how to alleviate pains and improve their working routines by introducing ampler workstation set arrangements. For some chronic cases where it has been progressive over a number of years, it may be best for us to complete a specialist assessment but quite often, we are able to make some simple suggestions from a brief discussion. For those computer users with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), they know from personal experience that the more time they spend at the workstation, the more it hurts. But there is a list of magic gloves, ergonomic keyboards and other special devices that can offer some serious assistance!

Smart Glove

Smart GloveDesigned by a carpel tunnel specialist, this simple glove has a more flexible splint than some other hand braces, making it easier to carry out some tasks, yet it still keeps the wrist straight to avoid strain. The Smart Glove provides warmth while the integral microbeads also help cushion the base of the palm and promote improved circulation to the fingers.

Central Pointing Devices

002E59CA[1]For those who experience carpel tunnel in their prominent hand i.e. mousing hand, you might want to consider a central pointing device, which allows mousing to be shared between both hands. This is useful as it allows users to isolate certain areas of the hand. But unlike traditional mice, which require navigating on the desk and can effectively lead to twisting of the wrist, a Contour RollerMouse sits neatly in front of your keyboard where users can control the cursor with a simple bar.

Low-impact keyboards

Saturnus KeyboardA keyboard that requires less impact, reduces shock through the finger joints. Try the Saturnus which offers Scissor action keys with excellent tactile feedback or the Microsoft Arc which is domed to position the hands in a more neutral position.

For optimum support, you can team up all three of these recommendations but feel free to get in touch should you require any further suggestions!

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