Dual screens are typically used to view different documents or applications at the same time, for example comparing different versions of the same document, working with a document on one screen and a mailbox open on the other, or having a remote meeting app open on one screen and the item being discussed on the other.
While dual screens might make work easier, not using them correctly could create musculoskeletal risks.
Here are our top 5 tips:
Position the top of each screen at your eye height to help maintain a good head, neck, and upper back posture.
Keep both screens close together, side by side, and swivel in your chair when looking between the screens, rather than twisting.
If you use both screens equally, sit central to them both. Tilt the screens so the outside edge of each screen is angled toward you (a slight V shape). This will help minimise head and neck twisting when looking between them.
If you use one screen more than the other, position the primary screen directly in front of you, with the secondary screen, positioned to the side, angled inwards slightly.
Have both screens around an arm’s length away. This is typically the most comfortable viewing distance for most people.
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