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ISO a 26" tall table

I need a table that's 26" tall, about 31-40" wide, with a minimum depth of 16", that I could get in Canada, ideally Toronto, ideally in a brick and mortar store, ideally tonight (or maybe tomorrow), for less than $120 CAD all in. [more inside]
posted by cotton dress sock on Nov 29, 2016 - 6 answers

Thigh pain from sitting

What I can I do to reduce thigh pain while driving long distances? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jul 25, 2016 - 15 answers

Seeking lighting hacks for tiny home office

How can I improve the lighting in my home office? Difficulty: tiny apartment. [more inside]
posted by kristi on Mar 1, 2016 - 10 answers

Why are Airbus side sticks asynchronus?

Does anyone know why Airbus designers decided not to have any tactile feedback between the pitch roll sidestick controllers? [more inside]
posted by Pembquist on Dec 4, 2015 - 6 answers

Portable Riser For A Tablet?

Looking for a small riser or contraption that will raise my Surface Pro 4 up 6-7" for ergonomics. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by christiehawk on Dec 2, 2015 - 12 answers

Got my back?

I'm experiencing a persistent dull ache on the left side of my lower back. How do I make it get better and prevent it from spreading? [more inside]
posted by glass origami robot on Nov 14, 2015 - 15 answers

What angle to ace-bandage my elbow at?

I've got some pain in my elbow from atrocious posture using a laptop on the sofa for weeks. If I were to wrap it up in an ace bandage, what angle would I want to do that at?
posted by colin_l on Sep 8, 2015 - 3 answers

Simple question, but kind of desperate: Monitor mount - supine

Is there a swing arm or some other way to mount a monitor such that I can lay down, on my back, and look straight up at it? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Sep 2, 2015 - 10 answers

Ergonomics and Shoulders

I have a new job that requires a lot of continuous, fast typing on a laptop. I'm already experiencing repetitive-strain problems with my left shoulder blade -- a chiropractor did some work on it but it's still bothering me and I don't want stuff like this to be a deterrent to my ability to do the job. It's an independent contractor gig, so I'm responsible for all ergonomics decisions and medical costs I might incur. Sort me out, MeFi. Give me some very specific actions I can take that won't cost much money. [more inside]
posted by mirepoix on Jul 24, 2015 - 20 answers

What are some alternatives to a computer chair?

My computer chair, which I once thought was magical, now causes me discomfort after a few minutes in any position - both feet on the ground, one leg folded, both legs folded. The back is not aligned with my spine and is just plain uncomfortable. It seems like I'm doing gymnastics every time I sit in it now, and I work in front of the computer. [more inside]
posted by atinna on Mar 18, 2015 - 12 answers

Tell me about your home offices!

Software tester soon to be working from home would like to hear about home office rigs and setups from the Green. What equipment did you buy? How much did it cost? How's it all working out? [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Mar 10, 2015 - 18 answers

Kotatsu Question: please recommend floor chairs

I need some floor chairs for a kotatsu. I've never used one before so I don't know what to look for. What is a good price for a floor chair that will last about 3 years? Are there particularly "ergonomic" floor chairs? [more inside]
posted by rebent on Sep 24, 2014 - 9 answers

Standing Desk filter - Desk + Adjustable height keyboard stand

I have a somewhat unusual setup - I use a 26" TV set at 1360X768 as my main monitor, and a 17" monitor as my secondary. I will be adding a third. More... [more inside]
posted by 4midori on Sep 19, 2014 - 2 answers

Sit-Stand Desk

I'd like to get a sit-stand desk for my work and I need some advice and suggestions. [more inside]
posted by chirico on Aug 22, 2014 - 16 answers

Android App to Remind Me to Stretch?

I need an Android app that will remind me to stop and stretch my hands/wrists. Bonus for an app that shows what stretches I should be doing. [more inside]
posted by MuChao on Jun 16, 2014 - 8 answers

My arms ache from constant computer usage. Any tips / recommendations?

I have a dull, constant pain mostly around my elbows and forearms. I'm entrenched in a technology lifestyle - I work with computers full-time, enjoy gaming in my free-time, and hold my phone up to my face in bed. The pain impacts many activities I deem valuable. How can I mitigate or prevent this pain without drastically altering my lifestyle? I understand you are not my doctor. [more inside]
posted by WCF on Apr 4, 2014 - 24 answers

Work health

Should I be contacting my Occupational Health clinic for an computer-related injury? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jan 28, 2014 - 10 answers

Expectant mefite ISO cat-pee proof chair for baby noms and writing work

For the past year or so, this has been my writing/computing set-up. The chair (a used Shermag glider) was super comfortable, but also super ugly. But my cat keeps peeing on it, and crazynesting has me wanting a better-looking (and smelling) cat-pee proof replacement. Challenge: under $200. [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Sep 11, 2013 - 9 answers

where can I buy a standing desk in the UK?

I want to buy a standing desk, and I am willing to spend money on it. It doesn't seem possible to find the model I want in the UK. I'd also like to actually try the product before I buy it. Is there some kind of standing desk showroom I can actually visit (preferably, in London)? Do you have any other model recommendations? Details of search and criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by idlethink on Jul 21, 2013 - 1 answer

ergonomic keyboard/lapdesk for use on lap?

What ergonomic keyboard or lapdesk I can use on my lap, while sitting on my couch, to reduce RSI pain in my wrists and forearms? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Jul 8, 2013 - 6 answers

I need a plan for helping my sore (not painful) back.

My back has been sore for 6 weeks, probably due to sitting all day plus overdoing exercise. It was a little sore before that, but in the past 6 weeks it’s been more noticeable. I've been taking it easy on my back in terms of exercise, but it still hasn’t healed completely, and I don't want this to go from sore now to painful later. I'm overwhelmed with the advice for taking care of my back – help me come up with a plan. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jun 11, 2013 - 11 answers

New car, yay! Hip pain, uh-oh.

A couple of weeks ago, I bought a new Subaru Impreza, which I drive for 45 minutes twice a day. Now I'm developing pain in my right hip, and I suspect there's a connection, or something I'm doing wrong, posture-wise. [more inside]
posted by dywypi on May 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Elbow on fire -- is it you damn mouse?

I looked up this question, but my pain is my elbow and not my hand, arm or wrist. Googling seems to tell me it's "tennis elbow". [more inside]
posted by Lescha on Apr 24, 2013 - 14 answers

What are the physical effects of regular computer usage?

What are the physical effects of regular computer usage? I'm looking for good, recent, resources that answer this question, preferably that are empirical/science-based and understandable to someone who has a basic, non-professional understanding of anatomy. [more inside]
posted by scribbler on Mar 31, 2013 - 2 answers

What's the latest word in bluetooth keyboards?

My Mac's 10-year-old bluetooth keyboard is acting up, and I'm pretty sure that it's death is imminent. I'd like to find a replacement, but Apple long ago stopped making full-sized wireless keyboards -- what are some good alternatives that exist in 2013? [more inside]
posted by schmod on Feb 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Table. Keyboard Tray. Ergonomic.

I'm looking for a sturdy table. Rectangular. Plain. About 28" high or so. Maybe something that folds up, or with legs that unscrew. And I'm looking for a sturdy height- and tilt-adjustable keyboard tray, wide enough to fit a mouse. Cheap. Simple. Together or separate. Got any advice? [more inside]
posted by Violet Blue on Dec 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Ergo, I need help.

Looking for an ergonomics person who will come to my office and ergonomicize my deskal region. Harrisburg, PA area. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Nov 15, 2012 - 1 answer

Can you help me find a unique foot rest for under my desk?

Help me find something comfortable, functional and maybe fun or unique to rest my feet on under my desk. [more inside]
posted by geeky on Oct 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Updated keyboard tray advice?

Keyboard trays for ergonomic joy and wrist, arm and neck bliss: any new suggestions? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Aug 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me choose a mouse that won't hurt me

Help me choose a computer mouse that won't hurt me the way the one I just bought does. [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Jul 24, 2012 - 26 answers

Help me determine how high to mount a bunch of touch screen computers!

Help me determine how high to mount a bunch of touch screen computers! [more inside]
posted by aydeejones on May 25, 2012 - 13 answers

Save my vagina from the horrible maw of my bike seat.

Love my women's-specific road bike, hate the numbness and pain its saddle causes in my women's-specific parts. Help me fix this? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on May 24, 2012 - 19 answers

stand and deliver

I want to buy a...something that would help me convert my regular desk into a standing desk and back into a sitting desk if I choose. [more inside]
posted by elizeh on May 13, 2012 - 13 answers

Don't lean on me

Leaning on my elbow is causing my shoulder much grief. And yet I keep doing it! How do I stop? [more inside]
posted by Acheman on May 1, 2012 - 5 answers

Beam me out of here!

ErgonomicsFilter: Why do i want to lean back in my office chair so much? Is there a way to get my chair to stay tilted back so i'm not pushing with feet all day? plus bonus question! [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Apr 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Help save a life.

Building a standing desk two-parter: 1) Should I get a mini stair climber, manual treadmill, or mini elliptical? 2) What's the best way to attach legs to this "desk"? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Feb 4, 2012 - 3 answers

What bag is the best one for me?

What is the most ergonomic way to carry around a bunch of stuff for work? I'd like to avoid using a wheeled cart if possible! [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Jan 19, 2012 - 13 answers

Calling All Office Furniture Geeks!

My entire body is screaming at me that it's time for a new desk chair, and it's got some pretty specific requirements. Can you recommend an awesome ergonomic task chair that meets my needs? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Jan 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Need a crash course in ergonomics.

Advice and a crash course regarding ergonomics (and, to a lesser degree, posture) needed for a young web worker with a Macbook Pro and some signs of RSI. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Jan 16, 2012 - 13 answers

Standing-height TV tray?

We have a computer hooked up to our TV and I would love to have something like a TV tray, but taller, so I could stand up behind it with the wireless mouse and keyboard and compute for short periods of time and then put it away. Know of any tallish tv trays or folding tall card tables or even something on wheels that would allow me to do something like this? Ikea is unfortunately not really an option, and I'm looking for something pretty cheap.
posted by mgogol on Jan 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Looking for a way to bulk up an iPad

My elderly mother has and I-pad 2 for large print e-book reading, etc. She has limited mobility in her hands and is bedridden. Does anybody know of a case that makes the edges of the iphone "Bulkier"? [more inside]
posted by Megafly on Sep 16, 2011 - 17 answers

Your experience with iPad ergonomics?

iPad users - how are the ergonomics? I've found plenty of speculation about iPad ergonomics, but not a lot of discussion from actual users. How do you make the iPad comfortable for use? [more inside]
posted by brackish.line on Sep 15, 2011 - 28 answers

How can I learn to be comfortable and not so antsy, stiff, and tired while I work at my desk?

What can I do about this stiff/antsy/tired feeling I get when I'm at work? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Sep 15, 2011 - 23 answers

Laptop-style keyboard for desktop?

Recommendations for a laptop-style keyboard for desktop? [more inside]
posted by tamarack on Jul 12, 2011 - 16 answers

If it's not one limb, it's another

To save my hands, I battered my feet. So I stopped using this, salvaged my feet, and now my hands are aggressively complaining. Laptop stand advice requested. [more inside]
posted by Violet Blue on Jun 24, 2011 - 4 answers

New Home Office "HR" Policies

I'll soon be working from home full time. What are some "policies" I can enact for my home office to keep my productivity, sanity and health intact? [more inside]
posted by Diplodocus on Mar 31, 2011 - 21 answers

Yarrrrr, my spine be curved, and so be my chair?

I switched jobs about a month ago, and since then, my back has been killing me. Help me be more comfortable. [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jan 21, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me relieve shoulder and neck pain from torn rotator cuff and computer use.

Help me relieve shoulder and neck pain from torn rotator cuff and computer use. [more inside]
posted by aorkis on Jan 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Will the not-painful knot in my shoulder ever go away?

Will the not-painful knot in my shoulder ever go away? [more inside]
posted by mchorn on Dec 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Office furniture for people who sit all day and work too long.

High ergonomics to cost ratio office furniture for people who sit at their desks 12 hours a day? [more inside]
posted by snafu on Dec 13, 2010 - 17 answers

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