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Adapted Computer Table Adjustment
This computer table was originally designed for a client who uses her feet to enter data into a standard keyboard, and use a standard 2 button mouse. The table had poor ergonmic design and was causing the client problems with her back, neck, and eyes. Through a 2 day assessment process the proper positioning of the client and the computer input devices was determined. It was determined that the client's existing table could be modified to fit her needs. The seat needed to be raised up several inches and tilted about 15 degrees to allow for the proper leg position, and to aliviate the stress on her lower back. A monitor stand was built to raise the level of the monitor to alivate the stress on her neck. A keyboard tray was fabricated to posititon the keyboard at the correct height and angle. Click here to see images of AutoCAD drawings made during the design of this table
When the table was delivered, we found the client's eye sight was worse that we believed, and we needed to move the monitor stand 5 inches toward the client. We also found the pad designed for the client to rest her heals on while typeing was to high, and needed to be closer to the edge of the keyboard tray. We also found that the client would need a raised surface to operate the mouse on. The surface needs to be able to be moved out of the way when the client enters and exits the table. Another thing that will be developed will be a storage area for disks and CD, so the client can access them and put them in the drive from the seated postion. The client is able to open a CD case, remove a CD and put it in the drive using only her feet. One last thing that may be developed for this client is a bookstand that she can use to hold books while she is using the computer.