Thursday, June 23, 2005

Working misery

An old story worth mentioning again ...

"If you're wondering why you go home from work every evening with a knot in your neck and an ache in your wrist, the answer may be staring you in the face.

According to a Cnet.com report, doctors in the US are getting more patients who complain of aches and pains because of long hours in front of a laptop computer.

Doctors say the main problem with laptops is that, with the screen and keyboard located close to each other, users are forced to adopt bad postures for extended periods. For instance, they have to hunch to view the monitor."   continued ...   (Via The Electric New Paper)

Laptop Misery - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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