Did you know that you need to be careful when you are working or playing
games on a computer?
Here's some information about dealing with the risks.
Computers and game playing can injure you!
A physiotherapist examined children who regularly played
She found that 15% of them suffered thumb injuries and that almost all
of them had bad posture.
students who play computer games were surveyed.
The survey found that:
- 55% of the students played games for 2 hours
or more without a break
- 44% felt that eye strain could be a problem
- 77% thought that neck or shoulder pain could
be a problem
- Only 44% of the
students said that discomfort would stop them from playing (so 56% of
them would carry on despite the warning signs)
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
Repetitive Strain Injury is damage to the fingers,
wrists and other parts of the body, caused by repeated movements over
a long period of time.
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The science of designing safe and
comfortable machines for humans is
called ergonomics. The Ergonomics Society website has some useful
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Computers can damage your health, and not just when they crash!
You can look after yourself by thinking carefully about your posture,
your eyes and your wrists, and doing what is best for you.
Click next to find out how you can protect your health.