I’ve been looking at upgrading my work-from-home environment to make it more ergonomic. The department of labor has some information and a checklist that is quite handy to evaluate your current work setup, and see where improvements can be made. In my case, on quite a few of their points.
So I’ve been dreaming up an ideal setup, after some input from Justin:
- Chair: Herman Miller Aeron
- Desk: Anthro Bench, probably the 48″ wide model. Not sure yet how high it should be, they have different models.
- Keyboard tray: Anthro Deluxe keyboard and mouse tray
- Keyboard: Kinesis Advantage USB, the QD model
I said I was dreaming – the total cost of this setup is currently about $2200, before shipping or tax. That’s pretty steep. On the other hand, if it avoids future medical problems, it’s not a bad investment. I’d expect to spend a similar amount on a new laptop, and these puppies last about 2 years for me. One could expect the ergonomic work environment to last much longer; so as a business expense its probably not so bad…