Ergonomics in a changing world
Leveraging technology for the good, the bad and the ugly
By Winnie Ip
As humans, we have been able to adapt to our changing world for centuries. We have been striving constantly to improve our quality of living and have looked for ways to make our lives more efficient and productive. In the workplace, the use of devices like tablet computers and smartphones has increased dramatically in recent years, expanding opportunities for employees to work remotely, outside of a traditional office workplace. Along with the benefits of rapidly changing technology and advancing products, however, comes an increase in our exposure to various risks, including those related to safety, ergonomics and health.
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