Thursday, July 21, 2005

IT can cripple you

If you are on the computer all day - look out ...

"Of late, there has been an increase hike in the number of IT professionals seeking medical help with a variety of complaints", Dr Bhaktiyar Choudhary, sports medicine consultant, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad and consultant to Microsoft India, told PTI.

"We have recorded data over a period of eight years to study the relationship of posture and occupation. IT and ITEs staffers are prone to forward head posture which can lead to serious compression of cervical nerve roots", he said.

There is another threat in the form of Straight Spine Syndrome (SSS), he said adding what is alarming is these problems can begin at a young age, say three to four years after joining in a gruelling job."   continued ...   (Via Express India)

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

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