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Few people think much about ergonomics in K-12 schools
ONE OF THE VEXING PROBLEMS OF WORKING WITH computers is training the human body to adapt to work it was never designed to do. Human bodies are made for large motor movements--standing, reaching, carrying, and squatting--as well as activities that require our eyes to change focus from things close to our eyes to things far in the distance. Our bodies aren't intended to sit, fixed in one position for hours, typing and clicking, with eyes focused on a screen. Those who cannot find comfort as they work with computers risk repetitive stress injuries, as well as chronic eyestrain and headaches.
Anyone who works …