Category Archives: Ergonomics

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Protect Your Eyes from Computer Screens

See on Scoop.it – OT @ Work See on http://www.freetech4teachers.com Richard Byrne, blogger of Free Technology for Teachers, provides information on digital eye strain. Very similar to prior posts on ergonomics and the use of mobile devices, Richard Byrne shares a report … Continue reading

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Traveling Eileen Stand

Look at the new and improved Traveling Eileen stand invented by Dr. Therese Willkomm from AT in New Hampshire. ATinNH is an assistive technology resource from the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability. If you are interested in McGyvering AT stands, mounts … Continue reading

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Keyboarding Practice on Your iPad or Android – Apps and Other Equipment

Considering the need to practice keyboarding on your iPad or Android Tablet? Following an earlier comment asking about the possibilities of iPad keyboarding practice apps and considering the needs of a student who will be producing word processing  on his iPad during his school … Continue reading

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“Text Neck” Syndrome and Mobile Device Use – Basic Ergonomic Tips #2

What is “Text Neck” Syndrome?  Do you frequently use a handheld mobile device (smart phone, iPad, Android tablet) for emails/texting/Internet searching/gaming? Do you have symptoms of tightness across your shoulders, chronic head aches or soreness in your neck? A syndrome called “Text Neck” coined … Continue reading

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Ergonomics and iPad Use #1

As iPad use expands for students and staff the need for accessories and equipment to support their use emerge. One of the areas needing rethinking with their expanded use is positioning and equipment to make them more efficient and safely used. Ergonomics needs to be considered with the … Continue reading

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