Natural Wrist Position (in Ergonomics)

Explanation of the Natural Wrist Position in Ergonomics

The Natural Wrist Position
The Natural Wrist Position. 2006, Chris Adams, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Definition: The Natural Wrist Position, in the field of ergonomics, is the posture the wrist and hand hand assume when at rest.

The Natural Wrist Position is characterized by:

  • a straight, unbroken wrist
  • the hand rotated to a relaxed position (30-60 degrees)
  • the fingers curled and at rest
  • the thumb straight and relaxed

 

Also Known As: Neutral Wrist Position, Natural Wrist Posture