The weight of the forearm is supported by the arm rest. This reduces localized pressure on the wrist and eliminates the constant strain on muscles in the neck, arms and shoulders that so many computer users experience. It can be adjusted to the desired position and while the forearm is placed on top the pad locks itself in place. It allows for stability when using a mouse. When not in use it can be turned completely sideways allowing an easy access to the chair. An interesting feature of the pad is that the pad can be easily lifted and completely removed.