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Tablet use and neck complaints
Neck complaints
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When using a tablet, the head is bent more downwards compared to using a laptop or computer, research shows. Looking down for a long time and bending the neck leads to an increased risk of complaints. The vertebrae in the cervical spine (neck) are no longer directly above each other in this position, but in a wedge. This results in unilateral pressure on the intervertebral discs. Moreover, in this position, the head is brought in front of the trunk, which results in leverage. Because the head is in front of the torso rather than above the torso, the muscles in the neck have to work all the harder to keep the head on the torso. After all: the head weighs 8 kg on average.

The benefits of a tablet holder
Benefits
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  • The use of a tablet holder reduces the risk of developing physical complaints
  • Easy to use, convenient to take with you and suitable for almost every type of tablet



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Risks associated with holding a tablet
Muscle tension
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In addition to the position that we adopt in the cervical spine, the fact that we must hold the tablet continuously is also a risk factor. Holding a tablet is accompanied by a static muscle tension in the arms, wrists and hands. This can lead to CANS complaints (Complaints in the Arm, Neck and Shoulder - previously RSI). Especially when the tablet is used daily for longer periods of time.

Tablet Holder
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A tablet holder ensures that the tablet can be used hands-free: the tablet no longer needs to be held. In addition, you need to look less far down to see the screen. This creates a neutral, relaxed working posture.

The ErgoProof Slate tablet holder has a palm rest. This allows the wrists to rest in a relaxed position when, for example, you want to type on the tablet. The tablet holder is ultra-light and very thin. This makes the tablet holder easy to carry. All buttons and connections remain available. The ErgoProof Slate has been awarded the Fira Ergonomic Excellence Award!

In addition to this tablet holder, we also have an innovative product on which you can not only place your tablet, but also, for example, smartphones and books: Mükava!

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