HANDHELD DEVICE USE

Here are some example of how to improve posture during hand held device use.  Although these are great positions to use a device, one single position should NOT be maintained for longer than 20-30 minutes.

Simply putting a large pillow under the device can raise the screen height and improve the head-neck angle.

Simply putting a large pillow under the device can raise the screen height and improve the head-neck angle.

I saw this position from one of my students.  It's has good spinal alignment and low loads on the spine.  A nice temporary change from the upright postures.

I saw this position from one of my students.  It's has good spinal alignment and low loads on the spine.  A nice temporary change from the upright postures.

Don't have a pillow, use a knee.  Notice how her back is still well supported.

Don't have a pillow, use a knee.  Notice how her back is still well supported.

The arm crossed under supports the device hand.  Can also be utilized standing.

The arm crossed under supports the device hand.  Can also be utilized standing.

One of my favourite positions.  Kids can use stools, adults can use counters and shelves. 

One of my favourite positions.  Kids can use stools, adults can use counters and shelves. 

Science has supported this position to have one of the best head-neck angles.  Great for video watching.

Science has supported this position to have one of the best head-neck angles.  Great for video watching.

Sometimes doing the reverse of the typical head down position can be the break the body is looking for.

Sometimes doing the reverse of the typical head down position can be the break the body is looking for.