The Human Solution has an awesome ergonomic calculator designed to help you calculate the ideal height for your ergonomic desk, chair, and keyboard. The ergonomic assessment tool is a quick and easy way to determine the right height for your office equipment.
How the ergonomic assessment tool works:
Enter your height.
The ergonomic calculator will provide a set of baseline measurements to help you set up your own office for maximum comfort and ergonomic efficiency.
You’ll get measurements for all of these options:
- Standing Eye Height Range
- Standing Elbow Height Range
- Sitting Eye Height Range
- Sitting Elbow Height Range
- Seat Height Range
Tips for using the ergonomic assessment tool:
- Use your height plus 1″ for shoe height.
- Adjust your workstation to the proper height as you change from sitting to standing.
- Trust your gut – if a measurement feels uncomfortable for you then reposition equipment until it feels more comfortable.
This calculator is a great online resource for setting up an ergonomic office workstation. It’s not a substitute for a professional on-site assessment but it’s a great tool to get you started toward a better working environment without costing you a ton of money. Any improvement can be a good improvement!
Here’s what the tool assesses and calculates for you:
Sitting desks & standing desks: Both options are becoming increasingly common in workplaces. This tool assess the correct height for both options. A good sit-stand desk that can easily raise and lower to get to the proper heights is a great thing to have in an ergonomic office.
Ergonomic chairs: Ergonomic chairs are an essential part of any good office. Sitting too much is killing you and sitting too much in the wrong position is making it go faster. A good chair will keep you comfortable and in the correct posture during a normal workday.
Keyboard tray: Sometimes keyboard trays are overlooked in an ergonomic setup but they are a crucial part of the setup. Keyboard positioning helps relieve stress on the wrists over time.
Monitor arm: Monitors are super adjustable and let you adjust your monitor throughout the day based on where you move so it’s always in a good ergonomic position. This relieves stress on the neck and eyes so calculating the proper height to use with your monitor is achieved by moving the monitor arm.
If you would like to use this ergonomic assessment tool to calculate the ideal height for your desk, chair, and keyboard, please use the tool here.