The downside of using a laptop
Laptops are portable & convenient. They have made working easier but harder on the
body. Sadly the design of a laptop with an attached screen & keyboard
causes a laptop user to be in awkward body postures. Laptops were hence not
designed for long term use!
When the screen is at eye level, the keyboard position is too high creating bad hand/wrist
posture; when the keyboard is at elbow height, the screen is too low causing
you to hunch & poke your neck down. This creates an ongoing trade-off
between poor neck/head & hand/wrist postures.
These poor postures are unsustainable in the long term & many people find that out the
The commonest problems faced are:
● Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
("Repetitive Strain Injuries" (RSI))
● Neck Pain
● Tight, strained shoulder muscles
Setting Up Your Laptop the Ergonomic way
A comfortable ergonomic workstation setup promotes:
● Neutral back position with the neck in line with the rest of the the spine (NOT bent forwards)
● Back upright & supported
● Shoulders relaxed (NOT hunched or
● Elbows close to the body & bent at an angle between 90 &120 degrees
● Wrist & hands straight (NOT bent or turned)
Ergonomic Laptop set up using a Laptop Stand India
Laptop stand - A portable device that transforms your laptop into a comfortable
desktop workstation improving head-neck alignment & therefore user comfort.
Place your laptop on a laptop stand so the screen is at eye level or
slightly below. Attach an external keyboard & mouse at or slightly below
elbow height. Sit far back into your Ergonomic Office Chair. Use a footrest
to fill the gap between your feet & the floor if needed.
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