Laptop Ergonomics

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Informatics Lab 8

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Laptop Ergonomics: 3 Steps to Better Computing:

Laptop Ergonomics: 3 Steps to Better Computing By, Hannah Zoellner Note: Please ignore the awkward smiles depicted in the pictures. I wasn’t sure what to do with my face.

Uh Oh #1: Horrible Desk Posture:

Uh Oh #1: Horrible Desk Posture Why it’s wrong: -puts pressure on lower back -strains neck -poor wrist posture

The Fix: Up Right Posture :

The Fix: Up Right Posture Why it’s right: -relieves pressure on back -better head/neck posture -elbows at sides -wrists straight -computer screen raised

Uh Oh #2: Couch Posture:

Uh Oh #2: Couch Posture Why it’s wrong: -Bad posture -Laptops should not be placed on soft materials

The Fix: Stay Comfy AND Ergonomically Sound:

The Fix: Stay Comfy AND Ergonomically Sound Why it’s right: -pillow for back support -straight wrists -comfortable location isn’t compromised

Uh Oh #3: Hours of Laptop Use Without Stretch Breaks:

Uh Oh #3: Hours of Laptop Use Without Stretch Breaks Why it’s wrong: -pressure/stress on body is not relieved -it can worsen stress/pain

The Fix: Take Frequent Stretch Breaks (q 30-45 min):

The Fix: Take Frequent Stretch Breaks (q 30-45 min) Why it works: -relaxes muscles -decreases stress

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Remember: Happy Body = Happy Student And you can’t have a fully happy body without implementing Ergonomics into your laptop use!

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