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[FUD] iPad is dangerous: Harvard study says it is not ergonomic

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Apple's iPad could cause all sorts of long term health issues because, despite what it looks like, it is not ergonomically designed.

Boffins at the Harvard School of Public Health have been studying the postures we adopt when using tablets and the effect they can have on our joints and muscles and they have come to the conclusion that while the beauty of tablets and other mobile devices is their flexibility, the postures people are in when using a tablet can be awkward and lead to discomfort with prolonged use.

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Says the guy slumping in his Staples office chair posting on OCN. wink.gif
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tablets and other mobile devices

Not just a iPad
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Says the guy slumping in his Staples office chair posting on OCN. wink.gif

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tablets and other mobile devices
Not just a iPad

That is just how the cookie crumbles. Media folks are only interested in things that drive polarizing reactions. No one cares that another tablet does the same thing, because it is NOT Apple.
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and...who cares?
 
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Using a case can also help, as it enables the device to be propped up at what he describes as an ideal angle of 30 degrees. Of course it would be difficult to find anyone who could use a tablet for longer than five minutes before getting bored. To be fair to Apple [has someone stolen your ID and password again? Ed] they also tested the users with other tablets it is just that everyone reported it as if it was just the iPad which caused the problems.

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And no one cares

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They must be holding it wrong!

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