Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Traveling Doesn't Have to be a Pain

Tips for traveling with luggage ...

"Whether by car, boat, train, bus or airplane, most people travel these days. Business and pleasure-related travelers rarely think twice about stuffing their suitcases to the brim.

In fact, it seems to be the norm for many. But you might want to think twice about carting around overstuffed luggage.

More times than not, people pack items they never use, making the luggage cumbersome and bulky. The larger and heavier the luggage, the more susceptible a traveler is to neck, back and shoulder injuries. To avoid injury, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) urges people to use proper judgment when packing, lifting and carrying luggage.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 49,100 luggage-related injuries were treated at hospital emergency rooms, doctors' offices and clinics in 2004. Injuries to the back, neck and shoulder may be attributed to the mismanagement of heavy, over-packed luggage, which can be a common travel mistake."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards )

Too much luggage. - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Too much luggage.

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