Smartphone Ergonomics – Safe Tips – Mobile or Smart Phone Use while Driving, Traveling on the Move

Ergonomic and Safe use of mobile or smart phones devices for recreation or work can bring you great benefits if you adopt healthy habits by using them as while Driving, Traveling or on the Move. Awareness of local laws, correct posture, regular breaks and a proper adjustment of equipment can help prevent or relive occupational work stresses or disorders such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Back / Neck Pain or vision care when using Smartphones.

Adult or Child Laptop Use at Home, Work or Classroom:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLwIP8cBaWA

Laptop Use while Traveling on Planes, Trains and in Hotels:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUzi9k9d0EI

Mobile or Smart Phone Use while Driving, Traveling or on the Move:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FBMWGGJMbY

Follow these basic Smartphone safety tips to improve your experience:
√ To help prevent accidents:
• Do not use the phone at the wheel without handsfree, and use this only
when safe.
• Turn off the phone or silence these when you are driving.
• When walking pay attention to your surroundings.

√ To relieve muscle tension in the neck:
• Avoid holding the phone between the face and shoulder.
• Use a headset microphone and auxiliary to avoid awkward postures.
• Put the phone up to your chest to get the neck in line with
back.

√ To relieve muscle tension of the fingers:
• Alternate between thumbs and other fingers to type.
• Keep wrists straight and relaxed to hold and use the device.

√ To relieve stress at the hearing:
• Adjust the brightness and size of fonts.

√ Take breaks between 2 and 3 minutes every 15 minutes and enjoy your
free time silencing your mobile device.

SUMMARY OF HEALTHY LAPTOP AND COMPUTER ERGONOMICS
by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration:
• Modifications to Existing Furniture
• Attention to Ergonomics
• Frequent Movement
• Frequent Breaks
• Varied Seating
• Body Posture
• Stretching
Leads to a healthy laptop work place, classroom or home healthy habits

7 COMPONENTS TO HEALTHY COMPUTING
• Fitness
• Work Style
• Vision Care
• Ergonomics
• Regeneration
• Somatic Awareness
• Stress Management

– – HEALTHY LAPTOP / COMPUTING ANIMATION – –
Original Animated Video created in Spanish for Vodafone

VODAFONE GROUP PLC
http://www.vodafone.com/ – A global telecommunications company headquartered in London, United Kingdom, it is the world’s largest mobile telecommunications company the world’s second-largest measured by subscribers with around 341 million subscribers as of November 2010. It has networks in over 30 countries and has partner networks in over 40 additional countries.

El uso de dispositivos móviles para ocio o trabajo puede aportarte grandes beneficios siempre que adoptes hábitos saludables al utilizarlos, como una postura correcta, descansos regulares y un correcto ajuste del equipo. Siempre que te sea posible realiza las siguientes acciones para mejorar tu
experiencia.
√ Para evitar accidentes:
• No utilices el móvil al volante sin kit manos libres, y utiliza este sólo
cuando sea seguro.
• Apaga el móvil o siléncialo cuando vas a conducir.
• Cuando camines presta atención a lo que te rodea.
√ Para aliviar la tensión muscular del cuello:
• Evita sujetar el móvil entre la cara y el hombro.
• Utiliza un micrófono y auricular auxiliar para evitar posturas incómodas.
• Coloca el móvil a la altura de tu pecho para tener el cuello alineado con
la espalda.
√ Para aliviar la tensión muscular de los dedos:
• Alterna entre los pulgares y el resto de los dedos al teclear.
• Mantén las muñecas rectas y relajadas al sostener y usar el dispositivo.
√ Para aliviar la tensión en la vista:
• Ajusta el brillo de la pantalla y el tamaño de las fuentes.
√ Haz descansos de entre 2 y 3 minutos cada 15 minutos y disfruta de tu
tiempo libre silenciando tu dispositivo móvil.
Más información en : http://bit.ly/RCUsosaludable
This video with titles in english:
Healthy use of smartphones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtvsRYksQHM

Smartphone Ergonomics – Safe Tips – Mobile or Smart Phone Use while Driving, Traveling on the Move

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