Modern tablet devices can be bad for your body if used for long periods, according to medical personnel.
The UK’s Daily Mail Online reports the number of repetitive strain injuries being treated by doctors is on the increase. The cause is believed to be the rise in popularity of gadgets such as the iPad and other tablet computers due to peoples’ adopted posture for using them.
IPad users have reported pain in fingers from typing and in the neck and shoulders due to sitting with the tablet in their laps.
Ergonomics specialist Cyndi Davis told the Daily Mail that, “They are not suitable for long-term tasks. A posture that does not cause injuries is almost impossible to maintain.
The Norwegian Physiotherapist Association’s Rikke Richardsen believes it important to take frequent breaks.
Stein Knardahl at the National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI) supports Richardsen’s recommendations.
“Finding a good working position, taking frequent small breaks and moving often can help. Small fonts on small screens strains the eyes, so looking in another direction at something else regularly can help,” he said to Aftenposten.
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