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STRAIGHTEN UP

After years of slumping over a keyboard, Wency Leung says she developed the posture of a wilted parsley stalk. But while posture correction is proving to be big business, what exactly is ideal posture?<p>The other day, I caught a glimpse of myself in an office window and noticed that I wore my body …

Five Work Habits That Can Ruin Your Posture And How To Fix Them

One in four American adults went to a healthcare provider for neck and back pain, according to a 2016 Gallup study. In addition, the report found 65% of adults sought care for neck and back pain at some point in their lives. When you factor in how many adults are hunched over computer desks, …

Ergonomics

Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

At M.I.T.’s Media Lab, the digital futurist playground, David Rose is investigating swaddling, bedtime stories and hammocks, as well as lavender oil and cocoons. Mr. Rose, a researcher, an inventor-entrepreneur and the author of “Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire and the Internet of Things,” …

University of California

Study: Healthiest employees cost companies half the healthcare costs

<b>By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS</b><p>The healthiest employees of Baptist Health South Florida incurred thousands of dollars less in healthcare costs and …

The ultimate guide: How to become a UX Designer

But a formalized university education certainly doesn’t hurt. Unfortunately, you won’t find a huge selection of formal UX university programs, but you can certainly break into the field with a related degree in psychology, human-computer interaction, graphic design, visual design, UI design, and …

UX Design

Tables That Combine Walnut, Concrete, & Copper

California-design, Switzerland-manufactured furniture design company Astfrei just released their first concept, CS 1. CS 1 consists of …

Dual Plus Ergonomic Pillow

Easily communicate with your team members from anywhere with Ava…<p>Monitor your activities with the Xiaomi Amazfit Bip Sports Smartwatch.…<p>Easily …

Grip & Shoot provides an ergonomic pistol grip for iPhone photographers

Smartphones are replacing digital cameras as the go-to device for snapshots these days, but holding them sideways and using the touch screen isn't an …

Digital Cameras

Kickstarter: The Roost Elevates Your Laptop To Correct Bad Posture – MacStories

In engineering a new laptop stand to alleviate his back and neck problems, James Olander wanted to create something that could bring the laptop to your eyes, while keeping it durable and lightweight. The result is The Roost, a laptop stand that's inspired by mechanical mechanisms found in scissor …

A Tape Dispenser Designed For One-Handed Use

Clenched teeth and curse words usually accompany the act of holding an overstuffed cardboard box together with one hand while futzing around with a roll of packing tape with the other. The folks at Black + Blum–a brand that has, since 1998, brought a playful perspective to households basics–want to …