Why is a Monitor Stand a Good Complement to an Ergonomic Workstation?

by sogrow team

Why is a Monitor Stand a Good Complement to an Ergonomic Workstation?

An ergonomic workstation improves the comfort and productivity of workers on the screen. You can easily create an ideal workstation with just a few small changes. The monitor arm/stand increases workspace and improves working posture. The screen overhang arm can also be easily adjusted in height and distance. More and more people are using multiple screens at work. And nothing is simpler than adjusting the screens to the same height, thanks to the ergonomic design of the monitor stand.

The use of a Monitor Stand is essential

Whether you use a fixed workstation or regularly change workstations, it is essential to have a good workstation where you can work without suffering physical or mental inconvenience. But how can a desktop monitor stand to contribute to this comfort?

  1. One of the main reasons for choosing a monitor or laptop stand is that it allows you to determine the right viewing distance. With your right arm, you can adjust the height, depth, and angle of your monitor to make your workstation comfortable and minimize muscle tension and pain.
  1. A monitor stand creates more flexibility.

Your colleagues can see your monitor screen more easily. When the screen is exposed to light, it can be easily rotated. This will improve your work comfort. With some arms, you can also put the screen in portrait mode.

  1. The monitor stand riser creates a tidier workspace. Since your monitor floats above your desk instead of being placed on it, there is more desk space.

How do I set my screen to the right height?

We regularly observe that company employees have a monitor support arm but do not use it properly. What should you pay attention to when setting an arm to the right height and observation distance?

  1. The height of the screen must be adjusted so that the viewing angle is 10 to 20° below eye height;
  2. The distance to the screen must be at least 60 cm (one arm length);

Which stand suits me best?

Okay, you are convinced that a monitor support arm complements your ergonomic workstation well. But you will have to make choices. Which arm is best for you? What should you pay attention to when buying a monitor arm or stand?

  1. Flexible and Solid: A good monitor riser is strong and flexible. So that you can adjust the arm in any desired position;
  2. Adjustable: We, at OzSupplyCentre, offer many adjustable monitor stands. This means that the arm is equipped with a gas spring, and you can easily adjust the arm to any desired height.
  3. 360 degrees: Smart Office and Premium Office arms also allows you to rotate your arm in an upright position.
  4. 1 or more screens: When buying a monitor stand for desk, it's a good idea to know if you need one arm for 1, 2 or more screens. You will then often have the option to buy a dual monitor arm or a beam. The beam has the advantage that both arms are fixed to 1 bracket so that the screens are always adjusted to equal height. With a dual, you need to adjust the height of each screen separately to the right height.
  5. Weight: How much weight should your monitor stands support? The bigger your monitor screen, the heavier it will be. Our data sheets always mention the maximum capacity.
  6. Fastening: The easier it is to install, the more flexible the arm will be. All our arms can be attached to the table with pliers and drilled into the tray.
  7. Clean Desk: As we have already written, a tidy desk increases the level of concentration. It is therefore also necessary to consider storing the monitor cables cleanly. Our arms have a hollow space in the arm where we can pass and hide the cables of the monitor for proper cable management.
  8. Design: Physical appearance must also be taken into account. That's why we offer a modern, elegant and compact design, available in several finishes that fit into every work environment.

Conclusion

Our behaviour in front of a screen is therefore determined by different factors such as the direction of the gaze, the angle of view, the distance from the screen and the time spent in front of it. 

But visual conditions (contrast, light intensity/luminance, colour rendering) and the possibilities of individual adjustments are also of crucial importance when it comes to optimizing our behaviour in front of a screen.

A monitor must therefore be placed in such a way that it is possible to work while adopting a neutral core position, but also by respecting a viewing distance, legibility and light conditions that sufficiently promote the execution of tasks in the office without causing disturbances. A monitor stand, therefore, makes it possible to place the monitor optimally.