Reduced inclination of cervical spine in a novel notebook screen system - implications for rehabilitation

BACKGROUND: Professional working at computer notebooks is associated with high requirements on the body posture in the seated position. By the high continuous static muscle stress resulting from this position at notebook
BACKGROUND: Professional working at computer notebooks is associated with high requirements on the body posture in the seated position. By the high continuous static muscle stress resulting from this position at notebooks, professionals frequently working at notebooks for long hours are exposed to an increased risk of musculoskeletal complaints. Especially in subjects with back pain, new notebooks should be evaluated with a focus on rehabilitative issues.

METHODS: In a field study a new notebook design with adjustable screen was analyzed and compared to standard notebook position.

RESULTS: There are highly significant differences in the visual axis of individuals who are seated in the novel notebook position in comparison to the standard position. Also, differences are present between further alternative notebook positions. Testing of gender and glasses did not reveal influences.

CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates that notebooks with adjustable screen may be used to improve the posture. Future studies may focus on patients with musculoskeletal diseases.
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Author:David Quarcoo, Cristian Scutaru, Ulrich Henkel, Michael Florian Spallek, Stefanie Uibel, Karin Vitzthum, Stefanie Mache, Bianca Kusma, Jan David Alexander Groneberg
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-252042
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1186/1745-6673-6-30
ISSN:1745-6673
Pubmed Id:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=22118159
Parent Title (English):Journal of occupational medicine and toxicology
Publisher:BioMed Central
Place of publication:London
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2011/11/25
Date of first Publication:2011/11/25
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2012/06/22
Volume:6
Issue:6:30
Pagenumber:6
First Page:1
Last Page:6
Institutes:Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0

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