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Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop
Keyboards for Children
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Click here for general information about typing considerations, such as typing style and keyboard tilt


Keyboards are a source of problems because operators repetitively use fine finger, wrist and arm movements within a confined space for prolonged periods of time. This activity is not confined to work, as most people spend some time on their home computers outside of work hours.


In a typical standard keyboard layout the following postures and movements are required:

  • To position the hands so that the fingers can type, the wrist must be held in pronation (turned so the hands face palms down).
  • To enable the fingers to reach all of the keys the wrists must be extended (backs of the hands raised).
  • In order to press and release a key the fingers must flex (bend down) and extend (raise up). Depending on the keyboarding speed, these movements are performed hundreds of times per minute.
  • In order to reach the keys on the sides of the keyboard (such as the Enter Key) the wrist must perform a movement called ulnar deviation (bending the wrist to the ulnar, or little finger side).
  • To hold the hands over the keyboard the elbows must be flexed (bent). The amount of flexion will relate to the height of the keyboard in relation to the operator.

There are many different types of ergonomic keyboards that are designed to alleviate some of the postural and movement stresses described above.