Monday, June 20, 2005

Poor posture at screen can be pain in the neck

A few practical tips from a user ...

"I'm old — 58 — and most of the players are young. The other night, I was playing with a group that had to stop our killing ways when a fellow warrior was told by his mom to go to bed.

I should be sitting with my feet on the floor, my neck should be straight, and the monitor should be about 18 to 30 inches away from my eyes. Ergonomic experts tell me that what seems comfortable at first — like my lazy posture — can cause pain over time. The monitor should be at eye level, especially for people who wear bifocals or trifocal lenses.

Posture is just one step to comfortable computing. Here are some others:
  • Loosen up
  • Take breaks
  • Level with me
  • Turn down the lights
  • And more ..."
   continued ...   (Via Daily Sentinel)

Good Posture - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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