Stanford University

Telecommuting & Mobile Ergonomics

Whether working at home, the local coffee shop or at another office on campus, it is imperative to set-up your workstation to allow for neutral postures. The cumulative effect of working on laptops, cell phones, and tablets may increase the risk of chronic neck/shoulder injuries and repetitive stress injuries of the hands and wrists.

When telecommuting, EH&S Ergonomics recommends:

  • Use of an external keyboard
  • External mouse
  • External monitor or laptop riser to maintain neutral, upright postures
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