Ergonomic use of Laptop at home

Something you should know about an ergonomic use of Laptop at home.

Lounge-tek’s supports improve laptop ergonomic features and other mobile devices as Tablet, iPad E-book Reader. With Lounge-book and Lounge-wood your sofa, armchair, even bad will be your favorite workplace to use comfortable Laptops and Tablet PCs.
Here you can find Suggestions, Tips, Links to scientific articles. Learn more about the ergonomic use of Laptop and Tablet PC. Laptop computers are lightweight, portable and convenient. Unfortunately, the laptop’s compact design, with attached screen and keyboard, forces laptop users into awkward postures. When the screen is at the right height, the keyboard position is too high; when the keyboard is at the right height, the screen is too low. This creates an ongoing trade-off between poor neck or head and hand or wrist postures.

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Lounge-book: a Smart solution to prevent poor posture using Notebook and Tablet at home.
Certified by Italian Posturologists Association

“Lounge-book is More than a laptop ergonomic accessories, it’s an aid to prevent postural defects. The incorrect position of those sitting at the PC is the enemy of our spine, expecially for who’s forced to stand still in a wrong posture for many hours.

Laptop-related injuries

The Laptop causes the most issues of ergonomics, it does not allow easy adjustment of keyboard and screen, because these two elements are indivisible. 
This is unfortunately characteristic of these devices: if the screen is at eye level means that your wrists are facing up and after some time, may comes articulation disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome. If your wrists are parallel to the floor, means that the gaze is directed downward, pressing for the neck and causing disorders of the cervical spine as:

  • cervical tension
  • cervical brachalgia
  • cervical disc arthrosis
  • herniated cervical disc

What determines a pain in the spine, is the incorrect sitting POSTURE. A fixed chair with no adjustable elements is the cause of the alteration (reduction or enhancement) of the physiological curves of the spine and this favoring :

  • dorsalgia
  • lumbar sciatica
  • lumbar disc herniation
  • sacroiliitis
  • coccydynia

Improve ergonomic features of laptops

Lounge-book was designed after research in ergonomics in order to reduce the risk of these diseases of the skeletal muscle. This simple and versatile accessory lets you use your PC in any area of your home or workplace, where, thanks to its structure, it is possible to adapt it to each location: in an armchair , sofa, on a chaise-longue and also on the bed. We can say as experts in posturology , that this device meets all the ergonomic features, in order to make the computer, less stressful and therefore more comfortable under physical and psychological factors”

Laptop or desktop, what’s better for your spine health?

Laptops have replaced desktops in almost every office and home. Consider it a style statement or the convenience to carry it from one place to another, laptops are a rage. There are others who still like the desktops for a variety of technical reasons. Whichever you use, both laptops and desktops have their set of cons and can affect your back and spine.

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Laptops, Radiation and Thermal Risks

Laptops, Tablet PC, Smartphones are the most significant sources of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) radiation, which are declared toxic by the World Health organization.
Laptops are kept in direct contact with our lap. Its undersides emit 40- 100 milliGauss EMF, which is 40X to 100X higher than the standard limit of EMF exposure. The EMF exposure on a limited part of the body makes it more hazardous.
To reduce the impact of radiation exposure on our body, the Federal Communication Commission (a scientific legislative body of the US government) has recommended maintaining a minimum distance of 20 cm between the laptop and the user. The proximity of laptop to human body while in use causes harmful impact on fertility, sleep, body tissues, etc

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Using a laptop on the lap concentrates EMF radiation on the lower abdominal area, which is especially harmful for the reproductive organs in both males and females. However, in pregnant females, the laptop usage is harmful for the development of the foetus that can be seen post-birth of the child. We get insights of this topics, in a special post at this LINK

 

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