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Ergonomics :: Is Your Work Space Hurting You?

Ergonomics is the study of designing equipment and devices that fit the human body, its movements, and its cognitive abilities.

Follow these basic Laptop safety tips to improve your experience:
√ If you use your laptop on the couch :
• Make more frequent breaks because it is the best posture for the back.
• Try to have your back straight and supported on a cushion.

√ To relieve muscle tension in the neck :
• Use a chair that allows you to have your back straight at 90 degrees
thighs.
• Relax your neck and keep it aligned with your back.
• Place the top of the screen at eye level.

√ To relieve muscle tension in arms :
• Use a separate keyboard and mouse.
• Keep arms and forearms at 90 degrees.

√ To relieve stress at the hearing :
• Target your job so you are not reflections or glare.
• Blink frequently to keep the eyes hydrated.

√ Children / Kids use of laptop / computers at home :
• Try to have your back straight and supported on a cushion.
• Try to us a cushion to have the screen at eye level.
• Use a separate keyboard and mouse.
• In some cases, use a box as a foot rest.
• Limit time of computer use each day to 30 minutes.
• Ensure your child spends more time exercising then computer time.

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