Disabilities that we address on this site, including the inability to sit, the inability to bend, and the need to keyboard in bed

Automobile safety for the horizontal passenger

Computer setups for the horizontal:

The Adjustment
Remapping Keybd
The Keyboards
Stilt Keyboards
Leg & Back Rests
Building Arm Slings
Tch Typist Armrest H&P Typist Armrest
Building Stilt Keybd
Building Kbd Holder
Build Laptop Holder
Build Laptop Cover
Build Paper Holder
File Holder
Word Macros
Make Back Support
Pillow Modification
Computing on Back
Recliner Chairs
Building Foam Desk
Build a Book Holder
Recliner with Desk

Computer setups for the back-lying

Computer setups for the reclining

Sleeping and reading
accessories for the

Reading and writing
stand for the standing

Music keyboard raiser

Food holder

Tray holder and standing assistance acces- sory

Raised work trays for kitchen or workroom

Raised workbench for garage

Raised massage table

Raised sinks, faucets, and towel racks

Mattresses for TV watching and eating

Using a reacher device for dressing, picking things up, and grabbing things that are too high or low to reach without bending or straining

Toilet seat riser

Living Room Floor-Level Back-Lying Remote Holder

Living Room Back-Lying Remote Holder

Two High-Leverage Shower Knobs

Raised Shower Head

Remodeled Counter and Sink Faucet and Faucet Knobs in Bathroom and Kitchen

Left-Click Microswitch and Switch-Adapted Mouse

Xkeys for Easier Drag and Copy and Paste Functions

Bathtub Saddle Remodel for Safety

Do-It-Yourself Accessibility Wrench for Pool Filters and Valves

Accessibility Pool Steps with Reduced Riser Height

Hot Tub with Safety Rail and Safety Pole

You can use a laptop on a recliner, with or without a Styrofoam desk. But a heavy computer—a desktop machine—will not only not fit on a lap or Styrofoam desk; it's likely to break either.

If you're using a
recliner unreclined, you can use it with an office table on wheels with any kind of computer on it as long as it's not a very heavy table, but is quite sturdy, and has legs or sides that will fit on either side of your recliner's armrests. All tables will be too short to be pulled over recliner armrests. And all tables will need really good wheels in order to be easily rolled, but they're unlikely to have them. So you'll need to mount proper wheels on two 2-by-4 boards and use other boards or large, L-shaped corner braces to get the wheels attached to the table. Make sure you clear the armrests when figuring final desk height.

Also, make sure you check for pullout boards (like cutting boards that slide under kitchen counters), since these can hold keyboards or laptops and therefore may alter your overall plans. I used this recliner-and-table situation for years (before I became sitting disabled) with no pullout, then built my own pullout under my office table to hold my laptop.

Now, if you are using the Styrofoam desk so you can recline part way, you'll need a laptop, a trackball (or use MouseKeys), maybe a
book holder, and maybe a special document holder setup. For the most versatile solution, use a clipboard-type copyholder that's fastened to the end of a spring-loaded arm. For a good but limited solution, use a paper holder.
Recliners with Desks