The Ergonomics Society is appealing to parents to slip a safe usage pamphlet, by ergonomist Rachel Benedyk, into their son or daughter’s laptop case before they leave for university. The Society is also mailing out posters to universities to highlight the issue once the students are back on campus.
Research carried out by Rachel and her team at UCL (University College London) discovered that 57% of respondents to their survey had experienced aches & pains as a result of their laptop use, with 7% having pain a lot of the time. However, “an overwhelming majority were unaware of ergonomic guidance on using laptops”.
Link: Laptops -- a pain in the neck?
(Via Usability News.)