Ergonomics is a rather complex sounding word that describes something quite simple. It is the science of refining the design of products to optimize it for human use.
In monitors, for example, manufacturers try to make such things as the angle of tilt of the screen adjustable so that users are able to make adjustments according to their specific tastes, preference and work conditions.
Pivot, Tilt, Swivel and Height adjustment features
The main ergonomic freedoms available in monitors are tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment. These offer more comfort to the user along with the additional option of how to uses the monitor.
Tilt motion allows the display to vertically slop at prescribed angle forward of backward.
Swivel freedom in a monitor allow the display to turn freely around the stand in a horizontal direction. In certain monitor versions, this feature allows one to turn the display up to 180 degrees in either direction.
This feature is not common in most monitors. You are likely to find it in monitors designed for gaming, video/ photo editing and design work. Seldom will you find it in the budget category.
Monitor pivot is an element on numerous screen models which expands the quantity of viewing alternatives available to you as a user. Monitor pivot refers to a monitor’s capacity to rotate the display, changing the aspect ratio from a wide screen format to a vertically slanted long configuration.
Similar to the swivel motion, this feature is common in gaming monitors and high resolution monitors, often the preferred option for photo/ video editors and designers.
4. Height adjustment
This feature allows the user to adjust the height of the display from the stand, thus achieving more comfort when using the monitor.