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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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Travelling time is valuable time

Working while we are travelling is valuable time for many of us. Often it's a bonus because we can get things done without 'losing' the time, but it comes with its own challenges, one of the main ones being trying to concentrate when the person next to you is crunching on an...
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It's a hassle, we understand that. Hauling additional bits of equipment all over the place - keyboards, mice, stands and risers. Its the 'straw that snaps the briefcases strap' or the 'waffeur thin mint' to squeeze into an already bulging rucksack. But is it really? Our A4 ...
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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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Is the detachable or 'hybrid' the future for business IT? This blog takes a closer look at their ergonomic advantages.

For a long time now, we've wrestled with the conundrum of the laptop which offers technically very capable computing, in an unfortunately un-ergonomic form. With the screen and keyboard joined, it's been a case of neck-ache, or wrist-ache, and in the long term - computer hun...
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The CIEHF annual conference is a great place to exchange ideas about ergonomics issues. Mobile Office held a workshop to give delegates an opportunity to discuss their views on mobile working, and to allow us to identify the concerns of the UK ergonomics community. It was i...
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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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