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Posture Monitoring and Improvement for Laptop Use

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  • Carrie Demmans
  • Sriram Subramanian
  • Jon Titus
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2357-2362
JournalCHI '07: CHI '07 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems
DatePublished - 2007


Both Repetitive Stress Injuries and laptop use have increased. The poor ergonomic design of laptops has the potential to create or exacerbate existing RSI. We propose a persuasive Attentive User Interface which provides feedback in order to improve user neck posture. This system measures the angle of the user.s neck and determines the quality of his/her neck posture. We then provide exercises to strengthen the neck and improve the user.s posture. We performed a study which showed an increase in neck comfort among our system.s users. The study demonstrated the potential of our system, which should be further tested.

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ISBN: 9781595936424 Publisher: ACM Name and Venue of Conference: CHI '07: CHI '07 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems Other identifier: 2000787

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