Our ergonomic assessment tool is the quickest way to determine the ideal height for your sit-stand desk, ergonomic chair, monitor arm, and keyboard tray. Simply enter your height into the calculator; the desk height calculator will automatically provide a set of reliable measurements to help you set up your ergonomic workstation.
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Tips for using the ergonomic calculator
- Factor in shoe height (usually 1 inch or so) and any clothing allowances
- Using bifocal lenses can require users to lower the height of monitors
- Adjust your workstation as you vary your postures throughout the day
- Standing while using the computer helps vary your posture more than sitting
- Comfort is crucial. Reposition your equipment if your body feels any strain or pain
Note: These measurements use an average of male and female body dimensions. Data is based on the 1988 Anthropometric Survey of United States Army Personnel.
Setting up your ergonomic workspace
The principle behind ergonomics is simple—fit the task to the person, don’t make the person conform to a poorly-designed task. By limiting the amount of time you spend sitting and alternating your postures throughout the day, you can reduce pain and strain while increasing your comfort levels at work. Adjustability is very important in your desk, chair, monitor arm, and keyboard tray. Make sure everything is adjustable then adjust it to fit to your body.
How to set up your sit-stand workstation
- Sit-stand desks allow you to adjust your worksurface, keyboard, and monitor to proper heights for your body. Give yourself more freedom to move; check out our stand up desks to start your ergonomic evolution today.
- An ergonomic chair is designed to fit your body and keep you comfortable throughout the day. Features such as seat depth adjustment and adjustable lumbar support allow you to support your lower back and vary your posture. View our collection of ergonomic chairs to feel how more supportive seating can improve your comfort levels and efficiency at work.
- A keyboard tray is an important yet oft-overlooked piece of any ergonomic setup. Keyboard trays give you more freedom to bring your keyboard closer to your lap height so you can let your upper arms rest comfortably at your sides and have about a 90 degree elbow angle while typing with straight wrists. Keeping the wrists straight while typing is extremely important and keyboard trays can be angled to allow this posture. Shop our collection of keyboard trays for a quick and easy way to start typing in more comfort.
- A monitor arm is a desk-mounted adjustable arm for your computer screen. It usually attaches to your desk with a clamp that mounts to the rear edge of your desktop. Once your arm is installed, you'll be able to adjust both your monitor height and the distance of your monitor from your eyes. It’s very important to position the monitor at the fingertip of your outstretched arm. Monitors that are too far away from the eyes cause users to hunch forward as they try to see the text on their screen. Move that screen closer! Your eyes control your posture. Consider getting prescription glasses made for computer use if you think that could help. Shop for monitor arms for a better way to view your monitor setup.