Healthy Computing from Microsoft

Improve your comfort at work and on the road.

When you consider the fact that the average user has their hands on a mouse or keyboard for more than six hours a day, properly designed products are more important than ever. Microsoft designs tools such as ergonomic mice and keyboards that can help you spend time at your computer comfortably, for long periods of time.

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Setting Up Your Desktop

When working at your desk it is important to avoid awkward postures and to position your body correctly. This can improve your overall comfort and productivity. Here are some tips you can use to properly set up an ergonomic workstation.

Here are some other tips to remember:

  1. Take frequent breaks.
  2. Use software and hardware features like fast scrolling to work more efficiently.
  3. Avoid glare by placing your monitor away from light sources.
  4. Keep your wrists in line with your forearms.
  5. Do not use wrist rest areas while typing.

Additional resources:

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A Guide to Healthy Computing

Tips for improving workplace comfort.

Download our guide to learn how you can work more comfortably and help reduce your risk of repetitive stress injuries. Your workspace and peripherals make a difference.

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Ergonomics Whitepaper

How to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders with ergonomic input devices.

Download our whitepaper for more detailed information on how to work more comfortably. Learn about reducing the incidence and cost of repetitive stress injuries.

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An Employee’s Guide to Healthy Computing

An overview of ergonomics, the associated benefits and Microsoft products.

Quickly review the benefits and products for having a healthier work environment in this quick reference guide.

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An Employer’s Guide to Healthy Computing

Information and advice on improving employee comfort.

Review information and tips on how to create a healthier working environment.

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Get expert advice from our Certified Professional Ergonomist

Edie Adams, certified professional ergonomist, talks about health risks associated with computing and what you can do to help minimize the risk of injury.

Learn more.

Explore our Comfort products

Comfort Mouse 4500Comfort Mouse 4500

Part number: 4FD-00003



Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000

Part number: CSD-00006



Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

Part number: B2M-00008



Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000

Part number: 3TJ-00020