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CIEHF re-launches Mobile Working guidance

Mobile device ergonomics and addressing the potential musculoskeletal risks is the area which we are focussed on. In order to help businesses we developed a comprehensive guidance document that includes a risk assessment check sheet. The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and...
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Choosing a stylus

Here at Mobile Office we are big fans of the stylus. There are some real ergonomic benefits to using them, like improving wrist posture, eliminating strain from repetitive finger movement and 'text claw', and for those of us with oversized digits – avoiding 'fat-finger' er...
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More and more of us are working using mobile devices that gives us great flexibility and freedom to work wherever and whenever. This flexibility comes with a tradeoff though; mobile technology often results in poor physical ergonomics, introducing a risk of pain and discomfo...
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The Superbook, ergonomics and the future

The Superbook (shown above - image from Andromium - http://getsuperbook.com) is a curious and novel device being launched on Kickstarter by Andromium. Essentially it is a laptop 'shell' which you can plug your Android phone into, and which becomes then your interface with yo...
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Youth of today - patients of tomorrow?

In any café or on any train across the country, you don't have to look far to see children peering and swiping at mobile device screens. It is hard to imagine what it must be like growing up with smartphones and tablets. They offer levels of immediate, controllable visual s...
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This infographic sets out the pros and cons of different types of mobile working arrangement, using the four main types of stand or riser currently available. It's important to choose equipment that is optimal for how you work. For example if you are doing long periods of...
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It's been said many times, so we won't labour the point, but laptops just aren't ergonomic. If you design something with the screen stuck to your keyboard, you either end up with people working with a poor neck posture – looking down at the screen, or you end up in some so...
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The benefits of using a stylus

The stylus is a much ignored but useful accessory to mobile devices. We all know they are there for us to buy and use, but most of us probably don't bother. To quote Steve Jobs's words back in 2007 "Who wants a stylus!? You have to get 'em and put'em away, and you lose 'em, ...
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Are employers legally required to manage the risks from mobile working? The simple answer is yes! – employers have a duty to manage, as far as it is reasonable to do so, any risks arising from peoples work. Use of mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones ca...
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