It is important to consider how the design of a mobile device will impact productivity, performance and employee safety. An ergonomic design provides a comfortable form-factor that is designed for all-day use and reduces the risk of RSI’s (Repetitive Stress Injuries). Some key considerations for selecting an ergonomic design include:
- Device weight
- Comfortable shape for scan-intensive applications
- Keypad design that maximizes efficiency
- Easy-to-read display-inside or outside
- Visual/Audio cues after bar code reads
As you can see, there are many factors that should be considered and there are also multiple choices for different environments and applications.