Analyst firm Gartner estimated that by 2014, worldwide tablet shipments will reach 276 million, a figure that is almost on par with PC shipments (289 million units).
Without a doubt, people are spending more time on their tablet devices. Just observe people at cafes, on trains and buses, in shopping malls or your family members at home – they are glued to their gadgets!
With this increasing ‘screen time’, many industry and health experts have started to look beyond the utility of these devices, and dig deeper into the effect they have on consumers’ health. Much like how desktops pose a risk to eyesight with prolonged usage, tablets also have their risks. When used improperly or continuously for an extended duration, wrist pain, neck aches and other poor posture issues can develop.
With a design philosophy built around the concept of purposeful innovation, Lenovo investigated how people hold and use their devices with the goal of improving the ergonomic experience. As a result, the Yoga Tablet is the first ever multimode tablet that has been specifically designed with ergonomic features.
Is your tablet device uncomfortable to hold? Developing aches and pains after extended usage of your tablet? Or do you sometimes move yourself into awkward positions in order to use the tablet?
In short of going out to buy the Lenovo Yoga Tablet, here are some nifty tips on how to improve your tablet usage posture so you can keep surfing away!
How do you usually hold your tablet?
Due to the weight (0.7 kg on average), many people like to place the tablet flat, which is a bad position for the neck.
Alternatively, holding it completely perpendicular will add pressure on the shoulders, which is equally as harmful.
1. Hold it at a 30 degree angle when you're typing or using the touch screen.
2. Move around, shift your position often and take multiple breaks.
Use Yoga Tablet’s HOLD mode for reading, online shopping and social networking.
- The unique design of the battery cylinder provides a comfortable grip, by eliminating the twisting force.
- It features a unique re-balanced weight distribution, which makes it lighter and more comfortable to hold for long durations.
Many people have a tendency to tap the touch screen keyboard unnecessarily hard because they’re so used to receiving the tactile feedback from laptops/desktops. However, doing so over time will eventually strain the muscles and tendons of the forearms, wrists, and fingers, causing microscopic tears and carpal tunnel syndrome.
1. As you type or use the touch screen, be sure to keep your wrists straight, while keeping your arms and fingers loose and relaxed.
2. Invest in a Bluetooth keyboard.
In the TILT mode, the Yoga Tablet’s battery cylinder
provides the perfect angle for
web browsing, playing games and typing.
It also comes with an optional keyboard-cover, which makes typing more comfortable.
Small display characters, unclear images and screen glare are common causes of eye-related ailments such as headaches, double-vision, blurred vision and soreness/redness.
1. Sync the tablet with a computer monitor to improve neck posture and increase screen size.
2. Increase the font size of the characters displayed on your tablet.
3. Adjust the brightness settings of your tablet display.
4. Blink your eyes!
Yoga Tablet’s unique kickstand enables it to STAND, a mode which helps users enjoy the comfort of a hands-free viewing experience when watching movies, browsing music and video chatting.
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