August 6, 2018
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...
September 26, 2016
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...
July 13, 2016
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...
Mobile devices, musculoskeletal risk exposure in children, and a great opportunity for Corporate Social Responsibility
May 24, 2016
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...
Bigger screens = wider keyboards = more reaching
Recently we've seen a number of one-handed keyboards for smartphones emerge into the market. Ergonomics in action maybe? We explore the pros and cons and set out our concerns about them. Increased screen size for smartphones seems to be the main driver for one-handed smartp...
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