The True Neutral Position of The Hand (In Ergonomics)

The True Neutral Position of The Hand (In Ergonomics)

Contrary to popular belief the upright position of the hand (or the handshake grip) is not a neutral position that should be adopted by the hand when carrying out activities such as manipulating a computer mouse.

The position that should be adopted is the position of the hand at rest /position of function which is shown in the picture below:

Picture 1 showing the position of the hand at rest/position of function

 

The position of the hand at rest shown above is a neutral position from a functional point […]