Thursday, September 01, 2005

Ergonomics trends passing kids by

Kids are having a harder time than adults with ergonomic ailments ...

"All the ergonomically correct workstations and state-of-the-art computer gear designed to reduce the risk of repetitive strain injuries in adults may be of no use to the children of the computer age.

According to new research about the risk of these computer-related injuries among the young, children use computers so differently than do adults that they end up feeling discomfort in different trouble spots and are beginning to show alternate signs of RSI -- which usually takes years to develop -- at a much earlier stage.

A new study by a team of New York researchers found that while adults tend to experience the most discomfort in their hands, arms and fingers, children are experiencing more computer-related discomfort in their neck and head regions."   continued ...   (Via National Post)

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

Nice ergonomic working position.

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