ErgoRest Forearm Supports have set the industry standard for articulating forearm supports for decades. They offer effortless flowing movement in a horizontal two-dimensional plane, enabling the user to move smoothly between the keyboard and the mouse without any interruption in support. Their unique design makes them suitable for both office and industrial applications.
The ESD model of the ErgoRest is designed to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD), making it 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. An ESD-Rated ErgoRest Forearm Support that includes extension poles is also available. The extension poles measure 10 cm and 20 cm high and can be combined to adjust the height of the arm support up to 30 cm above the worksurface or mounting point. The ErgoRest mount also permits infinite adjustment within this 30 cm range. The installation and removal of the height extensions can be performed with the ErgoRest mounted in place.
A Mousing Surface is available as an optional accessory. This surface attaches easily to a mounting post on the clamp base, and can be swiveled forward of the desk towards the user, or backwards above the worksurface. (Note that the Mousing Surface will be situated 1.5" higher than the worksurface.)
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 - By relieving the strain on the muscles of the neck and shoulders, the ErgoRest Forearm Support can contribute
to improved circulation and more effective delivery of oxygen to the tissues of the arms and hands. The result is 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 the user is 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 users 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 table top.
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 user, 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 users 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 provides users with 10 and 20 cm poles can be combined to offer an infinite range of heights up to 30 cm over the mounting surface. The fine-tuning range remains available when using either of the optional extension options.
Optional Mousing Surface with Two Mounting Options: If employing the optional Mousing Surface it can be mounted either inline with the keyboard, or off-center to allow the Mousing Surface to be swiveled closer to the user. The off-centre mount also allows users to bring the arm pad closer to the keyboard. This configuration may facilitate better access to both the keyboard and the mouse. (Note that with both options, the Mousing Surface will be 1.5" above the worksurface.) Note: The Mousing Surface does not elevate with the Extension Pole option. Only the ErgoRest Forearm Support can be elevated with the Extension Poles.
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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 Arm Pads
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.
Remember that the mousing surface is optional. Without the Mousing Surface, you can keep a keyboard and mouse at the same level. To do so, simply position the mounting clamp just to the right (or left) of the keyboard. This will enable you to easily transition from keyboard to mouse.
Remember that the optional mousing surface is slightly elevated. When considering the ErgoRest for keyboarding and mousing, keep in mind that the Mousing Surface is elevated 1.5" above the mounting (desk top) surface. You may need to adjust the height of your chair or keyboard tray for optimal ergonomic benefit.
Orient the mousing surface to match your screen dimensions. The mousing surface can be easily pivoted into a horizontal orientation which will better match the dimensions of current widescreen monitors.
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.