When working with documents, the average office worker normally tends to place them flat on the desk, next to the keyboard. But this way, you have to twist and turn your neck so that you can read the documents and move your head up anytime you need to read something off the computer. If you are doing this repeatedly for long periods of time, there’s a huge chance you’re already suffering from nagging neck pain.
However, if you keep documents closely to your screen and at the same distance and level, you can decrease the amount of neck and shoulder turning. Plus, positioning your documents this way also reduces the back and forth eye motion that can cause eye strain, dizziness, and even damage to your eye sight. But don’t go stapling your sheets of paper to your computer monitor just yet! Instead, consider a truly ergonomic solution – a document holder for computer work.
Document holders are designed so that you can mount papers or books in an upright position, allowing you to effortlessly read them. Generally, there are three types of document holders: holders that can be attached to your computer screen, holders that are placed on the desk between the computer and the keyboard, and holders suitable for reading and writing tasks. Whatever type of holder you choose ultimately depends on the type of work you do and your work area.
A document holder for computer tasks that is screen mounted allows you to place sheets of paper in the same vertical plane as the screen. This kind of holder is suitable when you’re transferring data from a paper document to a computer because it allows you to have a good view of both which decreases the probability of a mistake. However, the downside is that a screen-mounted document holder can only hold a single sheet of paper or a few lightweight documents.
Another much more popular alternative is a document holder for computer desks that sits between the monitor and the keyword. This type of holder offers optimum convenience because it can be both height an angle adjustable. Some desk document holders can support very heavy books, while others only lightweight sheets of paper. Pay attention to the material a holder is made off so that it can withstand the weight you’re planning to place on it. This surface of this holder is large enough to allow you to have a good view of two separate documents or turn pages in a book, However, because of this it can take up a significant amount of desk space which means it’s only suitable for large desks.
And finally, there’s also a document holder that allows you to write on documents as well. A read + write holder is similar to a desk document holder only designed in a way that the top of the holder can slide right over the keyboard. This way get to have a more convenient position when writing things down. When you’re finished writing and need to use your keyboard, you can slide the holder up and return it to its normal position.