The Best Ergonomics Products For You


By: Animation Mentor
Nov
15
2013

Ergonomics in the workplace are critical. As an artist, you may find yourself in some unusual postures and positions throughout your creative process. Slouching. Reaching. Staring. Hours at your workspace can result in serious physical pain and long-term problems if you are not careful.

Lucky for you, we brought in a certified ergonomist, Shelby Cass, to continue cover proper ergonomics in a multiple part blog series. Shelby has worked with animators, CG artists, and creatives in offices like Pixar, Yahoo!, Mozilla and many more. She knows all too well the problems that arise as a result of long hours at a computer.

Today, Shelby reviews the most essential equipment to have in your ergo toolbox.

-The Animation Mentor Crew


Previous episodes:
Part 1: How To Setup Your Chair.
Part 2: How To Setup Your Desk.
Part 2: How To Setup A Standing Height Desk.

PART 4: The Essential Ergonomic Products.

CHAIR: Soma Ergonomics — $800 (contact Shelby Cass below for discount options)

KEYBOARD: Goldtouch — $89

PALM SUPPORT: Goldtouch Gel Filled Pad — $22

MACRO BOX: X-Keys Macro Box — $129

SMALL TABLET: Wacom Small — prices vary from $100 – $400. If you have a large tablet, just re-map yours to include a smaller area so you are not reaching.


NOTE: The most important thing Shelby covers is that ergonomic solutions vary person to person, it is not a one-size-fits-all answer. Contact a qualified experienced ergonomist like Shelby to work on your personal ergo, workspace and situation.