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Split Decision on Keyboards

How to spare your wrists from injury

(HealthDayNews) -- Split keyboards for computers are intended to reduce injuries stemming from strain on the hands and wrists.

But according to a report from the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at Marquette University in Milwaukee, the split keyboard isn't the final answer to injury prevention.

As reported in the Human Factors, while the traditional computer keyboard twists the wrists by 12 degrees from the safest position, the split keyboard twists the wrists 5 degrees.

That means the split keyboard isn't the complete solution to wrist problems. What you still need are frequent breaks to rest your wrists.

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