Monday 16 January 2012


Ergonomics is defined as the science of fitting the work to the user instead of forcing the user to fit the work. 

This is how describe it. I didn't care so much about this thing not until after some months of combating with my unreasonable shoulder pains. I can't point my finger at it but after every work shift, it seems that there's that electrifying tingling shock creeping from my back to neck. Funny thing is - I don't experience it on weekends. Then I ruled it out! This has something to do with the way my laptop and posture was on my entire 5-day workweek.

You see, when using laptop - you tend to lower your head down to see the whole screen. This may cause neck and shoulder pains in the long run. Hence, the term ergonomics entered my mind. 

Solution? Buy a monitor that is designed to have an eye-level contact so you won't have to tilt your head. You can buy most monitors within any price range. It depends on the quality and brand. I picked Acer because of the following:

* I can adjust the brightness / contrast (other brands don't have this feature).
* Price is fair enough (this costs below Php 5k, since it was on sale).
* It is LED not LCD. LED (they say) is a more advanced hybrid of screen.

Anyways, going back - it's time for you to meet Blackie [with Pinky on the side].. Drum rolls please... -CMK.

"In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: 
They must be fit for it. 
They must not do too much of it.
And they must have a sense of success in it." --John Ruskin {This one rocks!)

1 comment

  1. Same thing my kuya told me the time I experienced severe neck+shoulder pain. Pero after po masira nung monitor namin, back to laptop na naman, and worse, hindi lang po yung back and neck ang nasakit, pati po yung right hand ko and arm, kasi dapat daw po leveled siya sa elbow.


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