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What Is the Easychair Workstation System?
Can also be set up for Dual Use:
Place a small desk or table on the other side of the arm and you can swing the CRT around for conventional desk style use or back to your Easy Chair for Easy use.
Monitor Jack™ base legs slide under or around your chair and table. An EasyChair Workstation™ can take up as little as 6 feet of wall space.
Placing and using the Easychair Workstation:
Logitech Marble Ergonomic Trackball
I have tried many different mice and pointing devices. The best mouse & pad combination is shown above with a Microsoft Intellimouse & the GEL Pad. I have now switched to the Logitech Trackman Marble trackball pointing device. This uses an optical system which looks at spots on the trackball to detect its movement. This completely eliminates that annoying skipping when regular trackballs or mice get dirty. Your hand rests naturally on the Trackman Marble your fingers on the buttons, and your thumb on the trackball. It is a little strange at first to get used to moving the trackball with your thumb, but just like riding a bike it becomes second nature quickly. I now have one on both my home and business computers.
What Do I do with all of the Cables?
The tangle of cables are a fact of life with computers. A few feet of a product called "loom tubing", and several assorted cable clamps an ties really helps dress things up. The loom tubing is a flexible corrugated plastic slit along its length for easy installation over cables. This lets you collect the CRT power & video, and speaker cables in a single umbilical cord. It gives the back of the monitor a much cleaner organized appearance.
What about Video extenson Cables?
Use High Performance multi coaxial VGA extension cable: Depending on how you arrange your computer and the length of your monitor's cable, you may or may not need an extension cable for your monitor. If you do, be wary of standard 15 pin extension cables. The high frequency video signals of today's SVGA monitors can have shadows and extra interference lines using "standard" cables. This product has separate individual coaxial cores for each of the color signal lines. This will give you the best display with the least amount of interference.
What About the Speakers?
While some new monitors have the speakers built in, most do not. The can be mounted on the side of the monitor with velcro, or one of the many available kits. The speakers show here are attached to a strip of DIN rail or other strip of material and suspended across the monitor. Computer speakers are all shielded so they do not affect the display. I personally like the Cambridge Soundworks speakers because first they have great sound, and they have a separate volume control which connects back the subwoofer box(placed behind the Chair). The two satellite speakers are very small and only have thin audio cables to connect to them. The speakers come with Velcro strips to mount them to the sides or top of the monitor, and Velcro to mount the remote volume control to the side of the Monitor Jack™ column.
This mouse pad is the best I have ever used for a standard mouse. It is very well suited for use as part of the EasyChair WorkStation in that it has a rigid base supporting the mouse pad area, and a GEL wrist support cushion. It is shown here on the arm of my own EasyChair. Using a mouse this way is very comfortable in the chairs arm supports you forearm and elbow, and the GEL wrist pad supports your wrist at a very natural arm position.
EasyChair WorkStation™ LINKSLinks to Reviews and News stories about EasyChair Workstation Products:
Dec'03/Jan'04 Starbase LCD Flatscreen Boom Arm
Workstation featured product of the week.
Full review of using the Starbase Laptop Boom Arm Workstation.
News item on original Monitor Jack Workstation for CRT use.
Here are some links to other ergonomic product sites. Some have products which would probably be competitors, but they all have some excellent articles on the ergonomic use of computer equipment.
EyeTech Digital Systems/ -- Produces the Quick Glance, eye gaze tracking system for entering computer data without a keyboard or mouse. Eyetech can supply a Boom Arm Starbase Workstation(TM) to go with your Quick Glance system.
Closing the Gap/ -- Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehanilitation.
VocRehab.com/ -- Internet transferable skills analysis and vocational information for the rehabilitation industry.
LATAN.com/ -- Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network. LATAN serves individuals of all ages with disabilities or functional limitations who need or use adapted equipment and services that will assist them in being as independent and productive as they choose.
bindependent.com/ -- The Net's only solutions store created for(and by)brain injury survivors & families.
ViewpointMobility.com/ -- Rear-entry Wheelchair Accessable Mini-Van Conversions and modifications.
WebWiseSeniors.com/ -- Seniors Helping Seniors Across the Nation.
We are listed in WorkSpace Resources: Your online source for information about the working environment, ergonomics, design and the contract furniture industry.
Deborah Quilter's RSIHelp.com--Information on Repetitive Strain Injury help.
http://www.ergoweb.com/ --General ergonomic resources
http://www.ctdnews.com/ --Workplace health information
http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/ --University research on ergonomics
OSHA Ergonomics Resources
The MegaMouse MousePad --Armrest and mousepad in one unit straps on chairs with narrow or short armrests.
How many hours a month do you sit at your Computer? How much is YOUR comfort worth?
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