Ergonomics for Parents and Children
Ergonomics is for every body and children are no exception. Children can grasp the concepts of ergonomics from ages 4-6. A higher percentage of children from 8-18 use computers and the internet than any other age group. They frequently carry backpacks weighing more than 10 percent of their body weight to and from school. In schools children often sit in furniture that is mismatched in terms of fitting comfortably.
Children may not complain about discomfort but when questioned or examined by researchers around the world, 28-50% of adolescents report back pains as well as significant levels of neck, shoulder, and arm discomfort.