So did you ditch the cologne, socks or tie gifts and get dad a tablet personal computer for father’s day? As increasingly more tablets are now being purchased (Apple sold 11.8 million iPads in the second quarter of 2012, doubling sales from your same period this past year) it’s estimated that worldwide shipments for tablets are estimated to develop to more than 46 million units in 2014 in accordance with International Data Corporation (IDC).
As tablet pc’s evolve, they’re quickly eliminating the necessity for other mobile devices including laptops. So what jobs are being performed on tablets, everything from watching videos, reading books, playing on-line games, listening to music and computing.
Unfortunately these technological advances produce a host of several medical injury and illness. Please set aside a second to review these studies from Harvard University on iPad & tablet usage:
Poor Neck Posture
Constantly looking down with a screen is very very challenging to our bodies. This term is called forward head posture. For each and every inch your mind moves forward, your face gains 10 pounds in weight. Leaning the top inside the forward direction by 2-3 inches means the load on the neck raises. This inadequate posture may result in yet another 30-40 pounds in your spine. So reading, watching a film, playing angry birds or addressing emails on your tablet may be strenuous to the muscles coupled to the occipital bone, eventually giving rise to neck pain on the bottom of the skull.
Other Health-related Issues
Health care professionals believe when neck is poor placement, vital lung capacity may be reduced up to 30%. Your gastrointestinal system could be compromised as well as the rotation of the head & neck could be troubled. Constant pressure on the upper thoracic vertebra can essentially cause headaches, TMJ and neck pain.
Addressing the requirements to provide valuable ergonomic equipment for iPads & other tablets
We are very excited about the iTARM (Articulating iPad & Tablet Arm). The iTArm conveniently mounts to your desktop and offers a handsfree computing by positioning your iPad/Tablet within the perfect eye level eliminating slouching and all sorts of the stress you apply to the body while having to check down at your device. The iTArm works with any tablet or e-book reader that is as small as 5.5” to 10” tall provided that your tablet are at least 5.7” wide. All three iPads fit perfectly vertically along with horizontally about the iTArm. The tablet sits firmly in a adjustable cradle that may be tilted in about any position or angle you would like. The iTArm’s reach is 37.4” long which can be ideal in order to stand when using the tablet.
Bring the iPad or tablet inside a proper viewing level. There are numerous of inexpensive iPad stands in the marketplace. There are a few that standout one is known as the iPad SpinStand that is a hard plastic shell lined with soft rubber – provides a case for the iPad. Handle/stand snaps on and off – offers more flexibility of use than just a case or simply a stand. Smoothly spins for vertical or horizontal viewing, Anti-slip handhold for any secure hold much more your hands. Hang your iPad from the partition, the back of your automobile seat, or a hook around the wall for simple viewing of media. It is lightweight for simple portability.
To use on an airplane, coffee house or college lecture hall classes the iPad Case with Built-in Bluetooth® Keyboard works together with all 3 generations of iPads. Having a silicone, Spill-Proof and Dust-Proof Bluetooth® Keyboard. Allows to get a modifiable angle viewing having an adjustable stand. This product is ergonomic; since the tablet is going to be elevated to some more proper eye viewing level in a more proper view, and also the external keyboard (having its great tactile feel) the hands are more likely to maintain a far more neutral position. From a pleasing prospective it’s offered in Red, Pink, White, Black and Brown.