Navigation Links
Forearm Support for Office Desks Could Be a Boon

Recent research has proposed that office desks equipped with a simple forearm support could help to avoid pain that often comes with extended work at a computer//.

Researchers conducted a year-long study of 182 workers at a call center and found that workers who received forearm supports for their desks had lesser likelihood of suffering pain or musculoskeletal injuries in the neck, shoulders, arm, wrist or hand.

The results of the study have been published in the British Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

According to Dr. David Rempel, the lead study author and a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco the study used a padded board as forearm support, which attached to the front edge of workers' desks. The fleshy part of the forearm came directly over this support thereby positioning computer users' arms in such a way that tension was released in the shoulder muscles.

These findings could be used by employers to improve working conditions for workers who spend substantial time in front of a computer.

The study also compared results with a trackball which were found to be less effective.

In addition all employees at this call centre were also given ergonomics training to learn how to make their entire workstation more comfortable. Over the next year, it was found that workers who used a forearm support were much less likely as those who received only ergonomics training to be diagnosed with a neck or shoulder injury. Less pain in the neck, shoulders and right arm was also reported.

Rempel and his colleagues estimated the supports to be a worthwhile investment, when the potential savings in medical and workers' compensation expenses were considered..


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Forearm Support Promises Fewer on the Job Injury for Computer Professionals
2. Forearmed Against Bird Flu? Study Of Vaccine
3. Support therapy helps breast cancer patients
4. Support for patients with Leg Pain
5. WHO To Support Public Health Threats
6. Support Services found to Dramatically Impact Pediatric Health Care
7. Britney Spears Donates $50 000 To Support Cancer Patients
8. Supportive spouse help ease job strain on blood pressure
9. Biopsies Of Human Skin And Bone Marrow Support T Cell Development
10. Woodruff Foundation Grant To Support Doctorate Of Nursing Practice Program
11. Blair Offers James Support To Fight AIDS
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/22/2017)... , ... August 22, 2017 , ... “Call Of Spiritual ... is the creation of published author, C.S. Lizarde. Growing up on the streets ... trials. When Carlos began to apply the Biblical keys to his life, he ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 22, 2017 , ... ... but not without risk to health and safety. By learning and implementing best ... eliminated. , In this webinar, attendees will gain a better understanding of ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... FCPX LUT Monochromatic Volume ... can quickly and easily add washed color grades to footage. A LUT is a ... every pixel’s color to the corresponding color indicated by the table. This pack comes ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... ... taking place all over the country. , Outdoor running increases exposure to ultraviolet ... at an increased risk of melanoma, and only half may be adequately protecting ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... PIXACORE , an independent full-service agency with ... 100 agencies of the year by MM&M. , This is the first time PIXACORE ... milestone for the agency. PIXACORE’s newfound recognition reflects its steady trajectory of growth ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/11/2017)... Aug. 11, 2017 DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), ... and big data solutions, today announced that it will ... 14 and host a conference call at 9:00am ET. ... and financial results and its strategy and outlook for ... by Erez Raphael , Chief Executive Officer, and ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... Md. , Aug. 7, 2017 ... healthcare member acquisition, retention, and engagement, announced the ... of Strategy and Product Development, effective as of ... consulting and technology implementation strategy for our clients. ... of experience in consulting and business analytics within ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... DUBLIN , Aug. 7, 2017  Endo International ... has reached agreements to resolve virtually all known U.S. ... in discussions to resolve the known remaining U.S. claims ... installment payments beginning in the fourth quarter of 2017 ... part of its second quarter 2017 results, the Company ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: