SlideShare a Scribd company logo
Are you using your
MacBook safely?
Originally designed for business people on the
move, over recent years laptops and MacBooks have
become increasingly popular. They are now
considered to be the most dominant form of
computer.
In 2005 they outsold desktops for the first time and
today they are ten times more commonly used than
desktop computers.
The rise of laptop use...
Sit up straight!
With the rise of laptop use we have also seen a rise in
back, neck and shoulder problems.
These injuries are believed to be associated with laptops
as they lack the reasonable ergonomic set up of a
desktop.
The Problems...
Unlike desktops, MacBooks are compact. (Their keyboards are
even more compact than traditional laptops!)
The keyboard and mouse cannot be separated from the screen
without purchasing suitable
add-ons.
This set up encourages the user to slouch forward to see the
screen, putting strain on the users neck and back.
The users arms will often adopt a misaligned position putting
strain on the wrist and shoulders. Working in these positions can
lead to repetitive strain injuries.
Why?
How to fix it
It is important to raise your screen to eye level by purchasing a
laptop stand.
This will stop you slouching down or straining your neck and
eyes to see the screen. It will also prevent your spine from
curving.
Once you have done this you will no longer be able to use the
attached keyboard or mouse.These will need to be purchased
separately.
By using a separate keyboard and mouse you will be able to
place them in a position that will reduce strain on the wrist
and shoulder.
Doing this can reduce the risk of Repetitive Strain Injuries
such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Is your screen at eye level and an arms length away?You will
need a laptop stand for this. Laptops can be less flexible
than laptops so make sure your laptop stand will help get
the right angle!
Are your arms parallel to the desk when using your
separate keyboard and mouse?
Setting up: What to
consider?
• Does the angle of the screen adjust enough for it to be
placed at the right height on a laptop stand? Remember
MacBooks are often less flexible so keep this in mind!
• How heavy is it to carry around?
• Do you need a laptop bag?The best ones are designed to be
worn as a rucksack!
• Do you need a lightweight stand for when you’re moving
around? Or a heavy duty one to be sturdy at your desk?
Buying a MacBook? Think...
For more information or to organise an
assesment please contact us at
enquiries@posturepeople.co.uk
or call on 0845 313 1503
http://www.posturepeople.co.uk

More Related Content

Similar to Macbook safety

Computer Related Injuries
Computer Related InjuriesComputer Related Injuries
Computer Related Injuries
akostyria
 
Office work station Design.pptx
Office work station Design.pptxOffice work station Design.pptx
Office work station Design.pptx
KritikaVats2
 
hci-lec-3-computer.pptx
hci-lec-3-computer.pptxhci-lec-3-computer.pptx
hci-lec-3-computer.pptx
JamaicaLintao
 
Office Ergonoimcs Initiative
Office Ergonoimcs Initiative Office Ergonoimcs Initiative
Office Ergonoimcs Initiative
Health-Fit Corporate Wellness
 
Ergo paper
Ergo paperErgo paper
Ergonomics for stay at-home employees
Ergonomics for stay at-home employeesErgonomics for stay at-home employees
Ergonomics for stay at-home employees
Myriad Solutions Pty Ltd (Laptopstand.com.au)
 
03 display screenequiptoolbox1g
03 display screenequiptoolbox1g03 display screenequiptoolbox1g
03 display screenequiptoolbox1g
Muthurv Venkatachalam
 
Computer ergonomics
Computer ergonomicsComputer ergonomics
Computer ergonomics
LidyaB84
 
Ergonomics Quick Guide
Ergonomics Quick GuideErgonomics Quick Guide
Ergonomics Quick Guide
James Higgins
 
Ergonomics Workstation Self Ergonomic Assessment
Ergonomics Workstation Self Ergonomic Assessment Ergonomics Workstation Self Ergonomic Assessment
Ergonomics Workstation Self Ergonomic Assessment
Abirami V Veeramani
 
Laptop tips and tricks
Laptop tips and tricksLaptop tips and tricks
Laptop tips and tricks
Abie Anarna
 
New computer - Desktop vs Laptop
New computer - Desktop vs LaptopNew computer - Desktop vs Laptop
New computer - Desktop vs Laptop
AnyTech365
 
Rolltop
RolltopRolltop
Rolltop
SAjawal Awan
 
Typing
TypingTyping
Ortho ob ergonomics at the keyboard by noelle austin ms pt cht02 24-11
Ortho ob ergonomics at the keyboard by noelle austin ms pt cht02 24-11Ortho ob ergonomics at the keyboard by noelle austin ms pt cht02 24-11
Ortho ob ergonomics at the keyboard by noelle austin ms pt cht02 24-11
Lisa Pilato
 
Ortho Ob Ergonomics At The Keyboard By Noelle Austin Ms Pt Cht02 24 11
Ortho Ob Ergonomics At The Keyboard By Noelle Austin Ms Pt Cht02 24 11Ortho Ob Ergonomics At The Keyboard By Noelle Austin Ms Pt Cht02 24 11
Ortho Ob Ergonomics At The Keyboard By Noelle Austin Ms Pt Cht02 24 11
Lisa Pilato
 
good posture on computer
good posture on computergood posture on computer
good posture on computer
sabbysamura
 
Ergonomics
ErgonomicsErgonomics
Ergonomics
Beamer
 
Digital Health & Wellness
Digital Health & WellnessDigital Health & Wellness
Digital Health & Wellness
ICCNS
 
Office Based Ergonomics by UMICH
Office Based Ergonomics by UMICHOffice Based Ergonomics by UMICH
Office Based Ergonomics by UMICH
Atlantic Training, LLC.
 

Similar to Macbook safety (20)

Computer Related Injuries
Computer Related InjuriesComputer Related Injuries
Computer Related Injuries
 
Office work station Design.pptx
Office work station Design.pptxOffice work station Design.pptx
Office work station Design.pptx
 
hci-lec-3-computer.pptx
hci-lec-3-computer.pptxhci-lec-3-computer.pptx
hci-lec-3-computer.pptx
 
Office Ergonoimcs Initiative
Office Ergonoimcs Initiative Office Ergonoimcs Initiative
Office Ergonoimcs Initiative
 
Ergo paper
Ergo paperErgo paper
Ergo paper
 
Ergonomics for stay at-home employees
Ergonomics for stay at-home employeesErgonomics for stay at-home employees
Ergonomics for stay at-home employees
 
03 display screenequiptoolbox1g
03 display screenequiptoolbox1g03 display screenequiptoolbox1g
03 display screenequiptoolbox1g
 
Computer ergonomics
Computer ergonomicsComputer ergonomics
Computer ergonomics
 
Ergonomics Quick Guide
Ergonomics Quick GuideErgonomics Quick Guide
Ergonomics Quick Guide
 
Ergonomics Workstation Self Ergonomic Assessment
Ergonomics Workstation Self Ergonomic Assessment Ergonomics Workstation Self Ergonomic Assessment
Ergonomics Workstation Self Ergonomic Assessment
 
Laptop tips and tricks
Laptop tips and tricksLaptop tips and tricks
Laptop tips and tricks
 
New computer - Desktop vs Laptop
New computer - Desktop vs LaptopNew computer - Desktop vs Laptop
New computer - Desktop vs Laptop
 
Rolltop
RolltopRolltop
Rolltop
 
Typing
TypingTyping
Typing
 
Ortho ob ergonomics at the keyboard by noelle austin ms pt cht02 24-11
Ortho ob ergonomics at the keyboard by noelle austin ms pt cht02 24-11Ortho ob ergonomics at the keyboard by noelle austin ms pt cht02 24-11
Ortho ob ergonomics at the keyboard by noelle austin ms pt cht02 24-11
 
Ortho Ob Ergonomics At The Keyboard By Noelle Austin Ms Pt Cht02 24 11
Ortho Ob Ergonomics At The Keyboard By Noelle Austin Ms Pt Cht02 24 11Ortho Ob Ergonomics At The Keyboard By Noelle Austin Ms Pt Cht02 24 11
Ortho Ob Ergonomics At The Keyboard By Noelle Austin Ms Pt Cht02 24 11
 
good posture on computer
good posture on computergood posture on computer
good posture on computer
 
Ergonomics
ErgonomicsErgonomics
Ergonomics
 
Digital Health & Wellness
Digital Health & WellnessDigital Health & Wellness
Digital Health & Wellness
 
Office Based Ergonomics by UMICH
Office Based Ergonomics by UMICHOffice Based Ergonomics by UMICH
Office Based Ergonomics by UMICH
 

Recently uploaded

DealBook of Ukraine: 2024 edition
DealBook of Ukraine: 2024 editionDealBook of Ukraine: 2024 edition
DealBook of Ukraine: 2024 edition
Yevgen Sysoyev
 
Recent Advancements in the NIST-JARVIS Infrastructure
Recent Advancements in the NIST-JARVIS InfrastructureRecent Advancements in the NIST-JARVIS Infrastructure
Recent Advancements in the NIST-JARVIS Infrastructure
KAMAL CHOUDHARY
 
How to build a generative AI solution A step-by-step guide (2).pdf
How to build a generative AI solution A step-by-step guide (2).pdfHow to build a generative AI solution A step-by-step guide (2).pdf
How to build a generative AI solution A step-by-step guide (2).pdf
ChristopherTHyatt
 
WPRiders Company Presentation Slide Deck
WPRiders Company Presentation Slide DeckWPRiders Company Presentation Slide Deck
WPRiders Company Presentation Slide Deck
Lidia A.
 
Comparison Table of DiskWarrior Alternatives.pdf
Comparison Table of DiskWarrior Alternatives.pdfComparison Table of DiskWarrior Alternatives.pdf
Comparison Table of DiskWarrior Alternatives.pdf
Andrey Yasko
 
Three New Criminal Laws in India 1 July 2024
Three New Criminal Laws in India 1 July 2024Three New Criminal Laws in India 1 July 2024
Three New Criminal Laws in India 1 July 2024
aakash malhotra
 
(CISOPlatform Summit & SACON 2024) Digital Personal Data Protection Act.pdf
(CISOPlatform Summit & SACON 2024) Digital Personal Data Protection Act.pdf(CISOPlatform Summit & SACON 2024) Digital Personal Data Protection Act.pdf
(CISOPlatform Summit & SACON 2024) Digital Personal Data Protection Act.pdf
Priyanka Aash
 
Evolution of iPaaS - simplify IT workloads to provide a unified view of data...
Evolution of iPaaS - simplify IT workloads to provide a unified view of  data...Evolution of iPaaS - simplify IT workloads to provide a unified view of  data...
Evolution of iPaaS - simplify IT workloads to provide a unified view of data...
Torry Harris
 
The Role of Technology in Payroll Statutory Compliance (1).pdf
The Role of Technology in Payroll Statutory Compliance (1).pdfThe Role of Technology in Payroll Statutory Compliance (1).pdf
The Role of Technology in Payroll Statutory Compliance (1).pdf
paysquare consultancy
 
(CISOPlatform Summit & SACON 2024) Keynote _ Power Digital Identities With AI...
(CISOPlatform Summit & SACON 2024) Keynote _ Power Digital Identities With AI...(CISOPlatform Summit & SACON 2024) Keynote _ Power Digital Identities With AI...
(CISOPlatform Summit & SACON 2024) Keynote _ Power Digital Identities With AI...
Priyanka Aash
 
“Deploying Large Language Models on a Raspberry Pi,” a Presentation from Usef...
“Deploying Large Language Models on a Raspberry Pi,” a Presentation from Usef...“Deploying Large Language Models on a Raspberry Pi,” a Presentation from Usef...
“Deploying Large Language Models on a Raspberry Pi,” a Presentation from Usef...
Edge AI and Vision Alliance
 
Litestack talk at Brighton 2024 (Unleashing the power of SQLite for Ruby apps)
Litestack talk at Brighton 2024 (Unleashing the power of SQLite for Ruby apps)Litestack talk at Brighton 2024 (Unleashing the power of SQLite for Ruby apps)
Litestack talk at Brighton 2024 (Unleashing the power of SQLite for Ruby apps)
Muhammad Ali
 
find out more about the role of autonomous vehicles in facing global challenges
find out more about the role of autonomous vehicles in facing global challengesfind out more about the role of autonomous vehicles in facing global challenges
find out more about the role of autonomous vehicles in facing global challenges
huseindihon
 
High Profile Girls Call ServiCe Hyderabad 0000000000 Tanisha Best High Class ...
High Profile Girls Call ServiCe Hyderabad 0000000000 Tanisha Best High Class ...High Profile Girls Call ServiCe Hyderabad 0000000000 Tanisha Best High Class ...
High Profile Girls Call ServiCe Hyderabad 0000000000 Tanisha Best High Class ...
aslasdfmkhan4750
 
CHAPTER-8 COMPONENTS OF COMPUTER SYSTEM CLASS 9 CBSE
CHAPTER-8 COMPONENTS OF COMPUTER SYSTEM CLASS 9 CBSECHAPTER-8 COMPONENTS OF COMPUTER SYSTEM CLASS 9 CBSE
CHAPTER-8 COMPONENTS OF COMPUTER SYSTEM CLASS 9 CBSE
kumarjarun2010
 
Understanding Insider Security Threats: Types, Examples, Effects, and Mitigat...
Understanding Insider Security Threats: Types, Examples, Effects, and Mitigat...Understanding Insider Security Threats: Types, Examples, Effects, and Mitigat...
Understanding Insider Security Threats: Types, Examples, Effects, and Mitigat...
Bert Blevins
 
Amul milk launches in US: Key details of its new products ...
Amul milk launches in US: Key details of its new products ...Amul milk launches in US: Key details of its new products ...
Amul milk launches in US: Key details of its new products ...
chetankumar9855
 
Advanced Techniques for Cyber Security Analysis and Anomaly Detection
Advanced Techniques for Cyber Security Analysis and Anomaly DetectionAdvanced Techniques for Cyber Security Analysis and Anomaly Detection
Advanced Techniques for Cyber Security Analysis and Anomaly Detection
Bert Blevins
 
Tirana Tech Meetup - Agentic RAG with Milvus, Llama3 and Ollama
Tirana Tech Meetup - Agentic RAG with Milvus, Llama3 and OllamaTirana Tech Meetup - Agentic RAG with Milvus, Llama3 and Ollama
Tirana Tech Meetup - Agentic RAG with Milvus, Llama3 and Ollama
Zilliz
 
Calgary MuleSoft Meetup APM and IDP .pptx
Calgary MuleSoft Meetup APM and IDP .pptxCalgary MuleSoft Meetup APM and IDP .pptx
Calgary MuleSoft Meetup APM and IDP .pptx
ishalveerrandhawa1
 

Recently uploaded (20)

DealBook of Ukraine: 2024 edition
DealBook of Ukraine: 2024 editionDealBook of Ukraine: 2024 edition
DealBook of Ukraine: 2024 edition
 
Recent Advancements in the NIST-JARVIS Infrastructure
Recent Advancements in the NIST-JARVIS InfrastructureRecent Advancements in the NIST-JARVIS Infrastructure
Recent Advancements in the NIST-JARVIS Infrastructure
 
How to build a generative AI solution A step-by-step guide (2).pdf
How to build a generative AI solution A step-by-step guide (2).pdfHow to build a generative AI solution A step-by-step guide (2).pdf
How to build a generative AI solution A step-by-step guide (2).pdf
 
WPRiders Company Presentation Slide Deck
WPRiders Company Presentation Slide DeckWPRiders Company Presentation Slide Deck
WPRiders Company Presentation Slide Deck
 
Comparison Table of DiskWarrior Alternatives.pdf
Comparison Table of DiskWarrior Alternatives.pdfComparison Table of DiskWarrior Alternatives.pdf
Comparison Table of DiskWarrior Alternatives.pdf
 
Three New Criminal Laws in India 1 July 2024
Three New Criminal Laws in India 1 July 2024Three New Criminal Laws in India 1 July 2024
Three New Criminal Laws in India 1 July 2024
 
(CISOPlatform Summit & SACON 2024) Digital Personal Data Protection Act.pdf
(CISOPlatform Summit & SACON 2024) Digital Personal Data Protection Act.pdf(CISOPlatform Summit & SACON 2024) Digital Personal Data Protection Act.pdf
(CISOPlatform Summit & SACON 2024) Digital Personal Data Protection Act.pdf
 
Evolution of iPaaS - simplify IT workloads to provide a unified view of data...
Evolution of iPaaS - simplify IT workloads to provide a unified view of  data...Evolution of iPaaS - simplify IT workloads to provide a unified view of  data...
Evolution of iPaaS - simplify IT workloads to provide a unified view of data...
 
The Role of Technology in Payroll Statutory Compliance (1).pdf
The Role of Technology in Payroll Statutory Compliance (1).pdfThe Role of Technology in Payroll Statutory Compliance (1).pdf
The Role of Technology in Payroll Statutory Compliance (1).pdf
 
(CISOPlatform Summit & SACON 2024) Keynote _ Power Digital Identities With AI...
(CISOPlatform Summit & SACON 2024) Keynote _ Power Digital Identities With AI...(CISOPlatform Summit & SACON 2024) Keynote _ Power Digital Identities With AI...
(CISOPlatform Summit & SACON 2024) Keynote _ Power Digital Identities With AI...
 
“Deploying Large Language Models on a Raspberry Pi,” a Presentation from Usef...
“Deploying Large Language Models on a Raspberry Pi,” a Presentation from Usef...“Deploying Large Language Models on a Raspberry Pi,” a Presentation from Usef...
“Deploying Large Language Models on a Raspberry Pi,” a Presentation from Usef...
 
Litestack talk at Brighton 2024 (Unleashing the power of SQLite for Ruby apps)
Litestack talk at Brighton 2024 (Unleashing the power of SQLite for Ruby apps)Litestack talk at Brighton 2024 (Unleashing the power of SQLite for Ruby apps)
Litestack talk at Brighton 2024 (Unleashing the power of SQLite for Ruby apps)
 
find out more about the role of autonomous vehicles in facing global challenges
find out more about the role of autonomous vehicles in facing global challengesfind out more about the role of autonomous vehicles in facing global challenges
find out more about the role of autonomous vehicles in facing global challenges
 
High Profile Girls Call ServiCe Hyderabad 0000000000 Tanisha Best High Class ...
High Profile Girls Call ServiCe Hyderabad 0000000000 Tanisha Best High Class ...High Profile Girls Call ServiCe Hyderabad 0000000000 Tanisha Best High Class ...
High Profile Girls Call ServiCe Hyderabad 0000000000 Tanisha Best High Class ...
 
CHAPTER-8 COMPONENTS OF COMPUTER SYSTEM CLASS 9 CBSE
CHAPTER-8 COMPONENTS OF COMPUTER SYSTEM CLASS 9 CBSECHAPTER-8 COMPONENTS OF COMPUTER SYSTEM CLASS 9 CBSE
CHAPTER-8 COMPONENTS OF COMPUTER SYSTEM CLASS 9 CBSE
 
Understanding Insider Security Threats: Types, Examples, Effects, and Mitigat...
Understanding Insider Security Threats: Types, Examples, Effects, and Mitigat...Understanding Insider Security Threats: Types, Examples, Effects, and Mitigat...
Understanding Insider Security Threats: Types, Examples, Effects, and Mitigat...
 
Amul milk launches in US: Key details of its new products ...
Amul milk launches in US: Key details of its new products ...Amul milk launches in US: Key details of its new products ...
Amul milk launches in US: Key details of its new products ...
 
Advanced Techniques for Cyber Security Analysis and Anomaly Detection
Advanced Techniques for Cyber Security Analysis and Anomaly DetectionAdvanced Techniques for Cyber Security Analysis and Anomaly Detection
Advanced Techniques for Cyber Security Analysis and Anomaly Detection
 
Tirana Tech Meetup - Agentic RAG with Milvus, Llama3 and Ollama
Tirana Tech Meetup - Agentic RAG with Milvus, Llama3 and OllamaTirana Tech Meetup - Agentic RAG with Milvus, Llama3 and Ollama
Tirana Tech Meetup - Agentic RAG with Milvus, Llama3 and Ollama
 
Calgary MuleSoft Meetup APM and IDP .pptx
Calgary MuleSoft Meetup APM and IDP .pptxCalgary MuleSoft Meetup APM and IDP .pptx
Calgary MuleSoft Meetup APM and IDP .pptx
 

Macbook safety

  • 1. Are you using your MacBook safely?
  • 2. Originally designed for business people on the move, over recent years laptops and MacBooks have become increasingly popular. They are now considered to be the most dominant form of computer. In 2005 they outsold desktops for the first time and today they are ten times more commonly used than desktop computers. The rise of laptop use...
  • 3. Sit up straight! With the rise of laptop use we have also seen a rise in back, neck and shoulder problems. These injuries are believed to be associated with laptops as they lack the reasonable ergonomic set up of a desktop.
  • 5. Unlike desktops, MacBooks are compact. (Their keyboards are even more compact than traditional laptops!) The keyboard and mouse cannot be separated from the screen without purchasing suitable add-ons. This set up encourages the user to slouch forward to see the screen, putting strain on the users neck and back. The users arms will often adopt a misaligned position putting strain on the wrist and shoulders. Working in these positions can lead to repetitive strain injuries. Why?
  • 7. It is important to raise your screen to eye level by purchasing a laptop stand. This will stop you slouching down or straining your neck and eyes to see the screen. It will also prevent your spine from curving.
  • 8. Once you have done this you will no longer be able to use the attached keyboard or mouse.These will need to be purchased separately. By using a separate keyboard and mouse you will be able to place them in a position that will reduce strain on the wrist and shoulder. Doing this can reduce the risk of Repetitive Strain Injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  • 9. Is your screen at eye level and an arms length away?You will need a laptop stand for this. Laptops can be less flexible than laptops so make sure your laptop stand will help get the right angle! Are your arms parallel to the desk when using your separate keyboard and mouse? Setting up: What to consider?
  • 10. • Does the angle of the screen adjust enough for it to be placed at the right height on a laptop stand? Remember MacBooks are often less flexible so keep this in mind! • How heavy is it to carry around? • Do you need a laptop bag?The best ones are designed to be worn as a rucksack! • Do you need a lightweight stand for when you’re moving around? Or a heavy duty one to be sturdy at your desk? Buying a MacBook? Think...
  • 11. For more information or to organise an assesment please contact us at enquiries@posturepeople.co.uk or call on 0845 313 1503 http://www.posturepeople.co.uk