With more people now owning a smartphone, along with increased use of the devices for both work and leisure activities, it is not surprising to see ergonomic issues develop.
Industrial Athlete: by simple wordsmithing, a person who is trained or skilled (in) employment.
Injuries disrupt normal life routines. Research demonstrates that time away from regular life activity derails injury recovery. Vicious cycle? Indeed.
Office ergonomics is important in healthcare not only for providers using computers in the hospital or clinic, but also for addressing their patients’ work related injuries.
Much has been said and written lately about the dangers of sitting.
Stand up. That’s the first thing you should do if you’re sitting while reading this article. Then, start walking.
As more doctors retire and physician shortages loom, hospitals are looking for ways to make the job of practicing medicine less physically taxing. Not only do human-centered designs and work practices (think robotic-assisted surgical systems, easier-to-hold tools, and better stools) improve the wellbeing of practicing physicians, but evidence suggests that, by helping them avoid stress or repetitive use injuries, such designs can also lengthen their careers. An ergonomically correct medical work environment can even make it easier to attract and keep new doctors.