The Primary Benefits of a Good Monitor Arm
Allows Users to Lean Back in Their Chairs with Correct Posture While Accessing Workspace
By raising your monitors over the desktop and extending them toward the user as required based on eyesight (near or far-sighted), the user no longer has to lean forward to comfortably focus on the monitors and can sit back in their chairs with full back support. With the monitors floating above the desk, all workspace in front of the employees opens up completely and provides plentiful space for writing and referencing documents while leaning back with proper posture.
Instantly Position the Monitors Where Most Comfortable
It is also crucial to our health, well-being and performance to view the monitors at the most comfortable body position for our height and eyesight to prevent upper body (neck, back, shoulders) and/or eye strain (near-sighted/far-sighted). Not only is it uncomfortable, but straining can take quite a toll on our bodies including headaches, backaches and blurred vision over the long-term. This is especially vital when desks are shared (hot-desking, agile work environments, etc.) as the monitors could likely be left in an awkward position for the next user.
We are all so busy that we just get to work and can’t afford the time to adjust unless it can be done easily and instantly. Only with a monitor handle and ease of dynamic adjustment can we provide the degree of intuitive and simple adjustment that will actually get adjusted and used properly to offer the healthiest and most comfortable work environment.
Eliminate Cable Clutter and Clean Up the Desktop
With computer monitors having a 6’ – 8’ power and data (video) cable, a dual monitor setup (over ½ of all stations) will have 24’ to 32’ of cables mostly laying on the rear half of the desktop. Not only does this create an unsightly workstation that clutters the back half the desk, but often the cables creep closer to the user taking up valuable, usable workspace.
By routing the cables through a monitor arm, all cables are neatly hidden. And by integrating a USB docking station into the base of the monitor arm, power cables can go straight down behind the desk to an outlet and data cables can plug into the rear of the docking station (for notebooks). This completely eliminates any cables from the desktop so they are unseen; providing a cleaner, more spacious and far more productive work environment.
And, ultimately, who doesn’t perform better with their monitors floating over a completely empty desktop with the ability to easily move them anywhere they need to be most comfortable?