PODCAST | Watch Your Posture: Another Problem of Extended Computer and Device Use by Kids
With so many children currently attending school virtually on laptops, tablets and other smart devices, there is concern about how the extended use of these devices affects them. While much attention has been given to the cognitive effects of extended device usage, Dr. Regina Pope-Ford has instead investigated the physical effects. In this episode, Dr. Pope-Ford, an expert in human factors and ergonomics, discusses her study of children’s comfort while using smart devices. She also discussed signs of bad posture that could lead to enduring pain, ways to correct the posture, and some things that parents and educators can keep in mind as schools continue to educate virtually. You can read her paper here (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20497-6_20).
Host: Philip Ko, Ph.D., 2019-21 Executive Branch Fellow, National Science Foundation
Guest: Regina Pope-Ford, Ph.D., 2019-21 Executive Branch Fellow, National Science Foundation
Producer & Executive Producer: Philip Ko, Ph.D., 2019-21 Executive Branch Fellow, National Science Foundation
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