Sep 10


September 10, 2014, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT

Presented by: Dr. Dan Odell, founder, Comfortable Creation

Since the iPad's debut in 2010, the use of tablets has seen explosive growth. As of January 2014, 50 percent of American adults owned either a tablet or an e-book reader. Tablets offer convenience in portability, battery life, and responsiveness, but the user interaction is very different from that of traditional PCs — resulting in different ergonomic risk factors. While people have become more aware of good computing habits in recent years, ergonomic data has not kept pace with the rapid change in PC form factors. Dr. Odell will highlight the impact tablets have on the following areas, as well as strategies to improve them:

  • Head and neck posture
  • Wrist posture while holding the tablet
  • Wrist posture and muscle load while typing on the tablet
  • Typing productivity and the effects of tablet size and keyboard type