Working for long hours on your laptop or computer can harm your posture and also cause back pain, neck pain, etc. Many researchers agree that the design of laptops isn’t as convenient as that of desktops because there isn’t any space between the screen and the keyboard. When the laptop isn’t in the proper position for the wrist, the screen is not in the right angle, and vice versa. If a person keeps on reading or working like this, he may cause serious injury to his back or his wrists. In such situations, the use of laptop stands is highly recommended. The laptop desk or a desktop stand can not only eliminate all the ergonomic problems but also stop the heating problem of your laptops.
The laptops are not capable of providing basic ergonomic comforts to the users and instead pose a great ergonomic challenge because they have a fixed design and though their screen can be moved a little, they are not able to provide proper comfort to the wrist and the back of the person using it. No matter how convenient and mobile laptops are, they harm either the posture of our neck/back or the posture of our hand/wrist and cause a number of other musculoskeletal disorders and physical ailments. The productivity of the workers also decreases because they go through a lot of discomfort while performing different tasks.
Excessive use of laptops can cause a hunch on your back, called laptop hunch. The laptop is a great gadget for people who move from place to place but the people who have to work from 9 to 5 while sitting on a desk suffer from ergonomic problems.
The use of Ergonomic laptop stand and ergonomic computer desk has completely removed the long-term injury risks, by allowing its users to comfortably sit back in their chairs and use the laptop as they please. They can pair their laptops with an external keyboard and a mouse and work freely. Its use has also eliminated the problem of heating up of laptops. There have been instances where the laptops and notebooks got so heated due to continuous use that they burned some of the body parts of the users. But now, these ergonomic stands allow the users to adjust the laptop according to their size, height and convenience.
The laptop stand allows its users to elevate the display of their laptops to eye level while placing it at an optimum distance from their eyes. By raising the screen of their laptops, people get a better viewing angle and the use of external accessories improves their posture even more. The ancillary benefit attached with the use of laptop stands is that it facilitates airflow around the computer, facilitating cooling.
“Ergonomic standing desks” are convenient for those people who spend long hours sitting at their desks. The benefits (some even surprising) of using it are:
- More energy, more active
- More communication with co-workers
- Posture improvement
- More strength
- Longer life expectancy
- More calories burned
- Better health
Hence, the use of ergonomic products are very helpful in keeping us fit and the posture of our bodies maintained.