Get through the day strain-free with a monitor arm
Many people across all industries currently work at a computer workstation. If you happen to be one of them, then you may not be working under optimum ergonomic conditions either. You are probably aware that sitting in these uncomfortable positions for too long is one of the main causes of back pain. You are probably also aware that you can also improve your working conditions with an ergonomic PC mouse and keyboard. However, there is another important measure that can improve your workplace conditions – using a flexible monitor arm for the computer monitor, which makes sense even if the equipment already has an adjustable base. A monitor arm is mainly useful for reducing strain on your cervical spine and eyes.
Flexibility for any situation
A monitor arm generally replaces a screen’s existing base and offers three crucial benefits:
1. Improved and more specific configuration tailored to the user and the task at hand
You can easily adjust the height, distance, and angle of your monitor using a monitor arm. Ideally, you want to have a slightly lowered line of sight so that you do not incline your head forward too much. As a guide, we recommend one arm’s length from the screen. Thanks to the monitor arm’s easy adjustability, you can quickly get into an ergonomic posture for any work task and prevent health issues with your eyes and neck.
2. Greater flexibility
Quickly and safely swivelling the monitor is often inconvenient, but not with a monitor arm. For instance, it can help you easily view the screen with colleagues or provide a better background in a video conference.
3. A spacious workplace
Last but not least, a flexible monitor arm gives you more working space on your desk since you can do away with cumbersome stands. You can even consider using a narrower desk, which can give you more room to move around in the office.
To achieve the aforementioned benefits, we recommend a monitor arm that is adjustable horizontally, vertically, and in terms of inclination and depth. This will give you a versatile monitor that enables an ergonomically comfortable posture and prevents that typical slouched and seated position with the associated neck pains.
Fastening it to the desk
It should be easy for you to install it on your desk. Basic requirements include a universal table attachment and a standardised attachment tool for your screen (e.g. according to the VESA standard). In this case, we recommend that you determine if it can be attached to your monitor before making a purchase. Furthermore, make sure that the monitor arm can support your monitor. We recommend that you give yourself some leeway when choosing if you wish to switch to a larger monitor at some point. Some manufacturers also offer a solution for two screens.