Most preferred keyboard tilt (positive/neutral/negative) and angle. What say ye?


  • The results of our study show that positioning the keyboard with a downward slope did not lead to an increase in the muscle activity of the wrist extensors. This could reduce the pain and discomfort that some people experience while typing.
  • The narrow ranges of mean typing speeds (66.1–66.9 wpm) and 100% accuracy for all the keyboard slopes indicate to us that subjects quickly adapted to new keyboard slope angles, even after only 3 minutes of practice.
  • The assessments of ease of use and comfort show that the keyboard with a slope of −15 degrees was rated least comfortable and most difficult to use of all the keyboards tested.