What are Monitor
Monitor Risers are simply a platform that a monitor can be
placed on which allows the user to adjust the height of
their monitor according to what is ergonomic for them.
Some use it to refer to an LCD Arm
(which ErgoPedia considers to be a distinct product
category) which allows ongoing adjustments of monitor height
as required throughout the workday.
What are the Ergonomic Benefits of a Monitor Riser?
Monitor Risers allow the user to adjust the height of their
monitor to the optimal position which is with the top of
viewing surface of the monitor at or below eye level.
Many risers are also hollow, and provide some ability to
store paperwork, envelopes, or other materials, assuming the
area is convenient and easily accessed.
What are Potential Concerns when Considering a Monitor
Monitor risers typically are an economical solution and by
design can only provide a one time, 'set it and leave it'
height adjustment. They also will take up a space on
the desktop which could be used for other items; LCD Arms do not suffer from this
drawback as they 'float' over the work surface.
For what Types of Tasks / Users are Monitor Risers
Monitor risers are well suited to users who require a
one-time height adjustment in their monitor and have no need
to reposition the monitor in any direction.
What Physical Injuries or Conditions Typically Benefit
from a Monitor Riser?
Individuals who have pain in their neck, shoulders and
lower back from 'hunching' to view a monitor will benefit
from a monitor riser.