Ergonomic use of Laptop

Healthy use of laptops at home

Ergonomic use of Laptop

5 Mar, 2015
Ivan Gudov
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Ergonomic use of Laptop or Computer devices for recreation or work at home, office or school can bring you great benefits, including your children or kids, if you adopt healthy habits by using them as a correct posture, regular breaks and a proper adjustment of equipment.

Awareness of these Ergonomics basic safety tips and suggestions can help prevent or relive occupational work, classroom or home stresses or disorders such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Back / Neck Pain or vision care when using laptop devices.

Follow these basic Laptop safety tips to improve your experience:

If you use your laptop on the couch :

  • Make more frequent breaks because it is the best posture for the back.
  • Try to have your back straight and supported on a cushion.

To relieve muscle tension in the neck :

  • Use a chair that allows you to have your back straight at 90 degrees to your thigs.
  • Relax your neck and keep it aligned with your back.
  • Place the top of the screen at eye level.

To relieve muscle tension in arms :

  • Use a separate keyboard and mouse.
  • Keep arms and forearms at 90 degrees.

To relieve stress at the hearing :

  • Target your job so you are not reflections or glare.
  • Blink frequently to keep the eyes hydrated.

Children / Kids use of laptop / computers at home :

  • Try to have your back straight and supported on a cushion.
  • Try to us a cushion to have the screen at eye level.
  • Use a separate keyboard and mouse.
  • In some cases, use a box as a foot rest.
  • Limit time of computer use each day to 30 minutes.
  • Ensure your child spends more time exercising then computer time.


by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration:

  • Modifications to Existing Furniture
  • Attention to Ergonomics
  • Frequent Movement
  • Frequent Breaks
  • Varied Seating
  • Body Posture
  • Stretching

Following these leads to a healthy laptop work place, classroom or home healthy habits.


  • Fitness
  • Work Style
  • Vision Care
  • Ergonomics
  • Regeneration
  • Somatic Awareness
  • Stress Management

Source of Animation: “HEALTHY LAPTOP / COMPUTING ANIMATION” , Original Animated Video created in Spanish for Vodafone, VODAFONE GROUP PLC


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