J. Multidiscip. Res. Healthcare

Formal to Casual- Usage of Laptop Among Students- An Eye Opener

S. Paul Silvian, Priyanka G, Sayeda Begum, Gemini V Joy and S. Senthil Kumar

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The number of college students using laptops is on the rise so is the musculoskeletal disorders reported. This research tries to understand whether university students in India have the same discomfort level as reported in prior studies. The study tries to evaluate the role of parameters like postural adaptation, time related parameters like duration of laptop usage, frequency of rest breaks and the predisposition of MSD among the students. And it is found that neck pain is the most common pain among Indian college students. And that MSD is caused by poor postural adaptation, time spent on the laptop as well as lack of proper ergonomic knowledge.

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ISSN Print : 2393-8536, Online : 2393-8544
DOI https://doi.org/10.15415/jmrh.2016.22010
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