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Ergonomics and Gaming: Gaming Station

Written by on December 10, 2011
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Last week I talked about ergonomics, the study of designing equipment and devices that best fit the human body. More specifically I discussed the importance of ergonomics pertaining to gamers. Many gamers are known to spend hours situated at their gaming stations pwning noobs and levelling up. What they don’t realize is that playing in the dark, or being slouched in your chair, or even the location of your mouse and keyboard could eventually lead to very serious injuries down the road.

The topic I would like to share this week revolves around your gaming station. Your desk, your lighting, the entire atmosphere that gamers essentially thrive in. Some minor tweaks here or there could safe you a lot of problems down the road.

Your Gaming Station

-Your monitor should be placed at eye level and the center of your desk, or in a position that allows you to keep your neck straight.
-Your monitor should be kept 20 inches away.
-Lighting in your room should not reflect off of your monitor or any other reflective surfaces.
-Keep anything you use frequently close to your body so that you are not always reaching over the desk.
-If your desk has sharp edges avoid resting your wrists or other body parts on them. Try adding padding to the edges.
-Take breaks! If you pulling an all nighter, take a break every now and then and get up and stretch.

Do you practice these tips already? Do you have others? Let us know below in the comments!

 

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  • Deshondat

    Nice article!

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