ErgoRest Forearm Supports have set the industry standard for articulating forearm supports for decades. They provide effortless flowing movement in a horizontal two-dimensional plane while providing the necesssary weight bearing to reduce strain and fatigue. Their unique design makes them suitable for both office and industrial applications.
ErgoRest ESD models are designed to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD), making them ideal for the electronics industry or any application where ESD needs to be prevented. The standard ESD-Rated Forearm Support can be adjusted from level with the mounting surface up to three inches above. For applications where the arms must be held suspended but steady there is also an ESD-Rated model that includes extension poles. These poles measure 4" and 8" respectively and can be used to adjust the height of the arm support to any point ranging from 2.25" to 17.5" above the worksurface or mounting point. The ErgoRest permits infinite adjustment within this almost 15.25" range. The installation and removal of the height extensions can be performed with the ErgoRest mounted in place.
When the prevention of electrostatic discharge is not a requirement consideration should be given to the Standard ErgoRest Forearm Support which is available at a significantly lower cost.
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Reduces Strain on the Shoulders and Neck - Without appropriate arm support the weight of the arms and hands must be borne by the muscles of the shoulders and neck. This constant load on the smaller muscles of the upper body can lead to strain and injury. The ErgoRest supports the weight of the arms and hands to relieve the strain on these overstressed muscles.
Can Improve Blood Flow and Reduce Fatigue - Use of ErgoRest Forearm Supports can contribute to improved circulation and more effective delivery of oxygen to the tissues of the arms and hands by relieving the strain on the muscles of the neck and shoulders and reducing the muscle tension. The result can be a reduced risk of fatigue in the upper extremities.
Reduces Wrist Extension - A correctly adjusted ErgoRest Forearm Support can significantly reduce the risk of developing pain in the wrist and forearms. When the weight of the hand and forearm is borne by the ErgoRest, wrist extension is less likely to occur because individuals are less likely to drop the palm to the worksurface for support while mousing or keyboarding. Learn More About Wrist Extension.
Reduces Pressure on the Wrists - Traditional arm or palm supports tend to concentrate pressure onto a very small surface area. When these products are used correctly—with the heel of the hand bearing the pressure—this is not a concern. However, many individuals incorrectly place the support underneath the wrist instead, where sensitive tissues have very little protection. Exerting pressure against this vulnerable area can reduce circulation, and can contribute to numbness and pain. The ErgoRest Forearm Support distributes the weight of the hand and forearm over the broader surface area on the forearm, eliminating this risk to the soft tissues of the wrist.
Eliminates Pinch Points - The elevated and padded arm support ensures that the underside of the forearm makes no contact with potential pinch points at the edge of the desk or workbench.
Reduces Strain in the Upper Body - By eliminating the need for palm supports when using a keyboard, mouse, or performing fine work the ErgoRest Forearm Support allows these devices to be moved closer to the torso, reducing forward reach.
Improves Posture - Without sufficient support for the weight of the arms and hands, the shoulders can sometimes roll forward, rounding the back and causing the head to fall forward. This poor posture strains muscles from the lower back to the neck. The ErgoRest Forearm Support helps to improve posture and restore the orthopedically stable "S" curve to the spine.
Effortless, Gliding Motion: The design of the ErgoRest Forearm Support offers negligible resistance to the movement of the arm.
Lightweight Construction: The support frame is made of aluminum alloy and polyamide.
Conductive Construction: The support frame is fully conductive and the armrest pad is covered in long-lasting conductive imitation leather. Grounding is accomplished with the attached wire and clip.
Height Adjustable: A height adjustment screw enables individuals to fine-tune the height of the basic Forearm Support from level with the worksurface to 2.95" (7.5 cm) above the worksurface. The Extension Pole Model offers a minimum height of 2.25" above the mounting surface but with the included 4" and 8" extension poles can be configured to provide support up to 17.5" above the mounting point. The fine-tuning range remains available when using either of the optional extension options.
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ESD Rated Ergorest Forearm Support
ESD Rated Ergorest Forearm Support with Extension Poles
ESD Rated Ergorest Forearm Support in Industry
ESD Rated Ergorest Forearm Support Mousing Surface Accessory
ESD Rated Ergorest Forearm Support Mousing Surface Replacement Parts
ESD Rated Ergorest Forearm Support Replacement Clamps
Monitor the height of the Forearm Support. Your arms should always be lightly supported by the pads. Most people sit or stand up taller at the beginning of the work session than they do several hours into it. You may find that your shoulders are being pushed up slightly after you've been working for a period of time and have settled into your chair or even your standing workstation. Ideally, the supports should be adjusted to take a little more than half the weight of your arms so that, when you return from a break more relaxed, the supports will take all the weight.
Mount the ErgoRest as close as you can to reduce any outward flare or reach to a minimum. Keeping your elbows in close to your body reduces the risk of developing shoulder pain by reducing the outward "flare" which can put strain on the shoulders. It also ensures that you have optimum control when performing fine work.
Ensure your body remains square to the workspace. This will ensure a correct and neutral placement of the shoulders, reducing the risk of developing associated RSI.