Study of iPad Use and the Effect on Neck and Shoulders

Wally

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What a pain: The iPad neck plagues women more
Posture -- not screen time -- is biggest factor behind neck and shoulder pain
Date:
June 20, 2018
Source:
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Summary:
Gender and posture -- not screen time -- are biggest factors behind developing 'iPad neck' and shoulder pain, new study finds.
Most of my time spent reading is in a reclining position with an iPad. I am sure the position I use to read is not optimal for preventing muscle strain, but this position is used out of necessary. Perhaps some clever individual will come up with a lightweight, inexpensive gadget for iPads/tablets that could address this issue. Maybe it already exists? I imagine a smal weighted stand with a flexible hose like attachment that could bend, raise and lower the iPad to a perfect viewing angle for your eyes, neck and shoulders wherever this portable device may be used. It would be great if it could also be used with a cell phone.

Edit - So far I have found tablet stands that can clip onto a desk or headboard or other pieces of furniture, but I am thinking of a weighed stand that can sit on top of a bed, on a couch or low on the floor (weighted bottom of stand would be short and compact). Maybe the stand could have two options that could screw off and on - weighted bottom or a clip. I imagine that the gooseneck flexible hose would be retractable to allow maximum flexibility for height and angle adjustments and make it easy to transport or store.
 
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