Research has shown that a prolonged period of laptop usage is associated with upper limb and spinal problems.
What is the problem?
- The screen and base are hinged together; therefore it is impossible to position the screen correctly in relation to the keyboard.
- The screen is often too small and the image is not always as good. This results in people straining to see the screen and poor posture.
- The keyboard is often too small for comfortable use, and the mouse pad means reaching over to get to the keyboard.
- Using the mouse pad instead of a separate mouse puts more strain on the wrist and arm.
- The weight of carrying the laptop between locations can put strain on the back and neck, especially if carried in a bag on one shoulder.
Read our free PDF with advice on preventing back pain when using your laptop.