The Health Hazards Of Tablet Use [INFOGRAPHIC]

tablet   The Health Hazards Of Tablet Use [INFOGRAPHIC]I’ve never really thought about this until now, but if you use a tablet extensively, you have to watch how you’re seated when you’re using it. Just like how you sit in front of a normal computer matters to your back and neck posture, the same rules equally apply to when you’re using your iPad, Android tablet or Kindle Fire.

Saying that though, the only time I’ve ever encountered a health hazard with my iPad was when I was holding it above me while lying down, and I suddenly fell asleep. You can guess what happened next.  Yes, I dropped it on my face.  Thankfully I have the iPad in a soft protective case so the impact was minimal.

Our infographic today doesn’t involve embarrassing accidents like mine. Instead, it focuses on the correct posture you should be adopting while using a tablet. Using a cover with a stand at the back can help, as well as leaning the tablet on a table in front of you. Doing stuff like this will hopefully prevent the neck, shoulder and back pain normally associated with staring for a long time at a PC monitor or tablet screen.

Have you had any experiences with these types of pain, due to long term use of a tablet?  Or do you think the facts on the infographic below are all overblown and exaggerated?  Let us know your experiences and opinions in the comments section below.

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Infographic Source: www.onlinedegrees.org
Image Source: Hand On Tablet Screen via Shutterstock

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NotoriousZeus

Good read Mark. Also has anyone else noticed that often when you’re watching a movie on a laptop or tablet for long and you suddenly stop and notice the room or place around you and find it weird and relaxing for eyes ??

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Lisa Santika Onggrid

Not just tablet. I notice similar condition after using my computer or phone for hours.

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Márcio Guerra

Never did… I tend to use tablet or mobile in bed, dark, lying down. Since I fall asleep after, perhaps that’s the cause for me not noticing that…

Cheers!

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Daniel Crowley

Nothing about thumb strain? I nearly crippled myself the week I got my Nexus7 by just typing and swiping away haha

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Jason Stoesz

Oh, for f**ks sake….seriously? HEALTH hazards? Let’s just wrap everything in the world in bubble wrap. This is a gag article from The Onion, right? The pussification of the world is accelerating at mach speed.

The risk of cancer from smoking is a HEALTH hazard. Getting a crick in your neck because your sitting weird in bed using your tablet is because you’re a dumbass, NOT a “health” hazard. Good Lord.

Sorry for the rant, but stupid-proofing the world and gross exaggerations both annoy the hell out of me.

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Alba Spam

Ergonomics isn’t a joke

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Rolando Islas

Tell that to Apple with their magic mouse and keyboard.

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Medicare Arkansas

Now a days by using these we are facing lot of problems!It is really a very good share and it is helpful to all the tab users!

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Douglas Mutay

Very interesting. I have a Blackberry Playbook that I use mostly for movies when I do long distance inside a taxicab and for typing message during church because I have also a bible installed with possibility to add note. Most of time it will always be in a good angle because I use the case features to help. But I don’t use it in such an intensive way that it can lead to neck or shoulder pain.

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Félix S. De Jesús

Visual Problems in long term using so much the tablet with Angle #2

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Amirul Khalis

By reading this, I’ve always remind my self. What ever I do? Be it using my tablet or PC, I always, Always take a rest. Hazard? yes it exist, can we prevent it? yes. It’s all up to a person choice of taking a break, or just break your self apart.

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Dela Jenkins

Useful article. Thanks. I gave up using a desktop (iMac) because of back problems. I now use a separate stand on my knees at a shallow angle for both iPad and Macbook Pro – with back support. No more problems.

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syed asghar

Hi,
With new Technology there are new problems arise.But, there is a catch,if it handled with care it is boon for us.So, use the new technology and be safe and healthy.

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Bernardo Delapasion

good article now this is really something i can makeuseof …

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Anonymous

Just take rest breaks. we’re so glued to our tech. lol