Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: September | Volume: 8 | Issue: 9 | Pages: 62-70
Ergonomic Awareness about Use of Electronic Devices in IT Professionals
Abhishek Goplani1, Dr. Purti Haral2
1Final year BPT, 2Associate Professor, School of Physiotherapy, D.Y. Patil University, Navi Mumbai, India
Corresponding Author: Dr. Purti Haral
Ergonomics is a very important part in today’s world leading to health problems. This survey focused on the ergonomic awareness in IT professionals to know whether they followed the ergonomic modifications while working on different electronic devices.
Method: A survey was carried out among the IT professionals using self administered questionnaire. 100 subjects were invited for the study.
Result: 32% were unaware of their postures related to upper extremity. 37% kept Monitor/screen of computer or laptop improperly with respect to eye level. 86% people experienced different MSDs which could be attributed to the faulty postures and their unawareness of ergonomic modifications.
Conclusion: Data analysis concluded that majority of the subjects were unaware of ergonomics and faced different health problems. Also they were aware that improper ergonomics led to these discomforts. Hence, it is important to become aware about the ergonomics to prevent MSDs.
Key words: Ergonomic, awareness, IT professional