Forearm Supports  


ErgoRest Articulating Arm Support


Surf Board

Butterfly Board

R&D Ergonomics
Morency Rest

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Forearm supports typically clamp to the front edge of a desk or table.   They support the forearm, relaxing the arm, shoulder and neck muscles as well as off-loading your upper extremity weight from the back.

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Pros and Cons of Forearm Supports
by Chris Grant, PhD, CPE
http://www.ur-net.com/office-ergo/pros&.htm#Forearm Supports 



297 High Street, Dedham, MA 02026
(800) 225-2610, Fax: (800) 437-2966

See website or order a catalog for more information on these products

ErgoRest Articulating Arm Support

The highest quality Arm Support available, provides comfortable arm, shoulder and neck support with unrestricted motion. Includes 5" long cushioned arm pad. Move stress free while using keyboard, mouse or calculator. Attractively designed. Clamps to work surfaces up to 1-5/8" thick. Provides 17" of reach and 3" of vertical adjustment.

The ERGOREST was introduced in 1995 and was the winner of the Tylenol Arthritis Foundation Design Awards. Used in many different situations, this product has been approved internally for clean room use. These armrests allows you to effortlessly maintain neutral wrist position during horizontal movement across the keyboard or other work surface. This crucial position allows arms and hands to glide without ulnar deviation. Tendons controlling fingers and hands move with minimal resistance, and hands are able to maintain a free flow of activity without lifting the arms. Most often bought in pairs (one for each arm).

Standard Arm & Standard Pad
Estimated Price: $108.00
Standard Arm 3 1/2” long
Standard Pad- 5 1/8” long
Standard Clamp fits surface up to 1 5/8" thick
Standard Arm & Long Pad
Estimated Price: $110.00
Standard Arm 3 1/2” long
Long Pad- 7 7/8” long
Standard Clamp fits surface up to 1 5/8" thick
Long Arm & Standard Pad
Estimated Price: $112.95
Long Arm 5 1/8” long
Standard Pad- 5 1/8” long
Standard Clamp fits surface up to 1 5/8" thick
Long Arm & Long Pad
Estimated Price: $114.00
Long Arm 5 1/8” long
Long Pad- 7 7/8” long
Standard Clamp fits surface up to 1 5/8" thick
Extended Height
Estimated Price: $124.00
Extended height pole adjusts up to 17 3/4” high above the work surface
Standard Ergorest
Mouse Pad Attachmentpad
Ergo Mouse Pad
Estimated Price: $37.50
Optional mounting points
Platform size: 9 1/4” long x 7 3/4” wide
Tall Clamp (Optional Feature)
Estimated Price:$11.95
Tall Clamp fits work surface up to 2 1/2" thick

(see website for more manufacturer product information)


AliMed also has other forearm support devices in their catalog.

(Information last checked:  Mar'01)

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Shades Of Gray is the U.S. distributors for this 'Australian Made' product.
Contact: Paul Gray
(818) 883-8770 


(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Feb'01)

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3877 Cruzen Rd., Mikado, MI 48745
(517) 736-6634 or (800) 210-9863
Fax: (517) 736-3210


Surf Board

  • Estimated Price: $24.95 plus $4.95 shipping & handling.
  • Availability: Direct

The Surf Board is an ergonomically designed arm rest for the computer user. The Surf Board makes using the mouse more enjoyable and eliminates fatigue of the wrist, arm, shoulder, and neck.

The Surf Board can be easily installed in just seconds. The durable, high-strength aluminum clamp accepts up to a two-inch-thick desktop. To prevent damage to the desk surface, a dense foam rubber pad is adhered to the underside of the clamp.

The Surf Board's ability to swing 180 degrees allows for it to be placed parallel to the desk when not in use. While the graphics are appealing to the eye, your company logo can replace the original Surf Board graphics.

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Feb'99)

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Metamorphosis Design & Development, Inc.
1347 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA  30309
(404) 875-6731, Fax: (404) 378-8141


Retrofit Boards 

Metamorphosis is pleased to introduce a product which supports our concept for computer work at most traditional workstations. No more need to move or toss your old furniture, just attach a Butterfly (TM) Board in front of your monitor, place the keyboard and mouse on it, and get comfortable!

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Jan'00)

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Morency RestR&D Ergonomics Inc.
6 Harvey Brook Dr., Freeport, ME 04032
(207) 865-6445, Fax: (207) 353-5308

Morency Rests

  • Estimated Price:  $80.00

Our forearm supports, (Morency Rests) were initially developed to help get injured individuals back to work. They dramatically reduce the muscle activity in the neck and shoulders, increasing blood flow and dramatically reducing fatigue, discomfort, and pain.

Improved posture, neutral wrist positioning, and supported upper extremities dramatically improve comfort while reducing risk of injury. We manufacture products for varied applications and the size of the individual, making us unique in today's ergonomic market. R&D Ergonomics was established in 1991 and sells only quality products using materials from the United States.

Our Products:

  • Are uniquely designed for the user and the application
  • Provide maximum upper extremity support
  • Promote neutral arm and wrist position
  • Promote proper neck posture
  • Extend narrow work surfaces (with optional clamp)

Typical Uses:

  • Users with active CTD symptoms
  • Graphics or data entry positions
  • High duration users (over four (4) hours daily)
  • Injured employees returning to work

(see website for more manufacturer product information)

(Information last checked:  Nov'97)

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Vertebral-Soft System
SARL au capital de 50.000 FF R.C.S. MONTPELLIER 423 855 766
200 rue du Pθre PREVOST 
Tel + Fax : 04 67 72 83 60
Email : vertebral-soft@wanadoo.fr  


Vertebral-Soft System 

Vertebral-Soft is a new, innovative concept created by a team of Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Ergonomists, designed specifically to alleviate potential and existing back problems, avoiding the problems of carpal tunnel syndrome and increasing comfort while working. 

Vertebral-Soft has proven adaptable to 95% of most desks or work stations and works well with most all body types.

The principal reason for back problems in an office related environment stems from arm and shoulder weight being put on the spinal column. This typically occurs while working in front of a keyboard. This additional weight is supported by the spinal column which exerts undue tension on the vertebras. 

The Vertebral-Soft system allows the arms and elbows to support the majority of this misplaced weight, thereby taking the pressure off of the spinal column and allowing the user to work in a more comfortable and healthier position. By positioning the wrist parallel to the arm it relieves over-extension which contributes to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. 

Vertebral- Soft has already been registered and trademarked in many countries including the US, Canada and throughout Europe and has won awards in several European trade expositions.

(Information last checked:  Mar'01)

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