Short or compact keyboards are a simple workstation change which make computer use safer, more comfortable and efficient. By removing the numeric keypad found on your standard keyboard. Compact keyboards not only give the user more desk space, it also allows the user to bring their arm closer to their body, helping reduce the risk of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) & and other musculoskeletal problems that can arise with the day to day use of a keyboard.
There is now a wide range of compact keyboards to select from with many features and options. Most models have full sized keys so feel like a normal keyboard. There is no numeric keypad but cursor control and other keys are still present. A compact keyboard is probably the most effective workstation change for people who experience right sided pain in their arm, shoulder or neck. Changing to a compact keyboard will often result in improvements in these problems.