Ergodynamics takes into account that everything about standing or walking while typing is different than when users were seated at a desk.
Keyboard Tray Ergonomics
Placing your keyboard directly on your desk causes two big issues. An ergonomic keyboard tray aims to fix these issues.
The first issue is height. Without a keyboard tray, most desktops are too high to type without strain. Essentially all under-desk keyboard trays will solve this issue.
The second issue is tilt. For your wrists to be correctly aligned, your keyboard should be at a negative tilt of around 15° when you’re sitting, up to 30° when standing, and even more when walking at a treadmill desk.
Check out these articles by our staff experts on keyboard tray ergonomics to make sure you understand what an ergonomic keyboard tray can, and should, do for you.
In this primer we cover everything you need to know about how to install a SteadyType keyboard tray on a treadmill desk.
Among trays we've tested, the SteadyType Exo is the most stable, easiest to install, and the best at achieving “negative” ergonomic angles.
WorkWhileWalking's graphic guide to the options for the Humanscale Keyboard Tray. Pick and choose mechanism, keyboard tray, mouse tray, and palm rests.
If you can’t afford a tray with tilt, then this Fellowes Keyboard Tray is a fine accessory for your workstation that helps to prevent strain on your elbows.
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iMovR’s Keyboard Tray Standing Desk Adapter Kit offers an easy workaround to incompatibility between keyboard trays and standing desks.
Instead of correcting for a bad typing angle that can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, the Lenfech keyboard riser exacerbates it.