The last 30 years have seen major technological advances in computing technology. Many people now routinely carry computing power in their hands that would previously have occupied a room. But how much do we know about the health and safety aspects of working with devices such as smartphones and tablets?
The next event by the CIEHF’s Scottish Regional Group will feature a talk by Thomas Winski from the Institute of Occupational Medicine on the development and implementation of a survey and an observational tool as part of a study on health and safety issues relating to the use of smartphones and tablets amongst workers in Singapore.
The survey intends to offer an insight into patterns of usage of these devices and some self-reported physical and psychosocial health issues. The observational tool allows a quick visual posture assessment to be made of a device user. The overall project and development of these tools will be presented, followed by an open discussion on the impact of these devices and how research on this issue should continue.
The event will take place at The Keil Centre in Edinburgh on Thursday 31 August 2017, starting at 17:45 and ending around 19:00. Light refreshments will be provided.