Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Ergonomic Nightmare of the Week: Electrical Outlets

Ergonomic solutions for all those wires and cables behind your computer ...

"Powering up your latest gadget often involves an adventure into a hard to reach crevice, maneuvering through tangles of cords and awkwardly shaped plastic squares to cram a couple of metal prongs into plastic slots.

... It’s fair to say that dealing with outlets is nothing less than an ergonomic nightmare. Fortunately designers recognize it as a problem and have addressed it in a variety of ways. Obviously the best solution would be to do away with outlets and plugs altogether but running all our gadgets on wireless power is still a ways off.

In the mean time, there are outlet stips like this one:"    (Continued via Ergonomenon)    [Ergonomics Resources]

Outlets On Side - Ergonomics

Outlets On Side

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