I am not a big believer in spending a lot of money on fancy ergonomic equipment. That said there are certain things that make my life a little easier. Here are some of my favorites:
A book stand is a great tool to have around. It can prop up books, newspapers (yes the old fashioned kind), magazines and tablet computers at a good angle so you don’t disrupt the head-spine relationship when reading. Make sure you get one that is adjustable so you can prop up your reading material at several different angles. If you read with bifocals you will probably want the reading material lower than someone who has single lenses or doesn’t wear glasses. I have had this bookchair for 15 years and can highly recommend it. I suggest the larger size. Good quality.
This portable handle hooks right into the door latch of your car and provides a stable surface to hold onto when getting in and out of the car. It is very useful if you have balance and stability issues.
Mobile Device Holder
An adjustable portable device holder props up your mobile devices at a good angle so you don’t disrupt the head-spine relationship while using them.
Slanted Writing Board
A slant board can prop up your work surface at a good angle so you don’t disrupt the head-spine relationship when writing. If you invest in one make sure it is adjustable. I own this one from Health By Design. It is well made and easy to adjust and comes in two sizes.
A commercially made wedge cushion can make active or task sitting much more comfortable. It can correct a backward sloping chair and or provide a gentle forward slope which some people will find quite comfortable. If you buy one I recommend a very firm one without a tailbone cutout.