The restrictive measures adopted for the Coronavirus have revolutionized our habits and family relationships, especially for those who had to work from home and study remotely. The Lockdown did appreciate the advantages of teleworking and remote communication but also highlighted some problems inherent in working from home.
Remote work and E-Learning: sometimes it creates a situation of forced coexistence.
In many families, especially in cities where the average size of houses is not high, the forced need to work and study from home has required many difficulties to optimize domestic spaces. In these days we have tried everything: tables normally used for lunch transformed into temporary desks, disputed studios, improvised workstations on sofas and armchairs, PCs and laptops in the most disparate corners, with ergonomic problems and non-functional workstations. at least not ergonomic. Forced coexistence is a source of tension, which certainly does not help in a condition of general stress, due to the restrictions imposed on normal daily activities.
Remote work: a primary need is to optimize and organize spaces in the house:
Creating new workstations suitable for study and work requires an effort of rationality and imagination that depends on the hardware device used for remote activities and other functions such as writing on paper and pen, consulting paper documents, printing, taking notes, carrying out or not videoconferencing.
The online work and communication platforms, widespread and tested.
For a long time, the largest digital companies work on productivity and online communication platforms: Google has always set up its applications on the shared Cloud and has developed specific Apps for remote teaching and workgroups such as Meet and Classroom. Microsoft has long since moved its applications to the web with Office 365 and Team, Cisco System with WebEx and a whole series of peripherals and devices dedicated to “telepresence”. Remote attendance management is no longer an excuse for companies and public bodies to manage personnel remotely. Applications such as Fluida, for example, guarantee an efficient remote physical presence control in line with privacy regulations. Another cutting-edge application field is that of CRMs, which allow you to share information about customers in a structured way, E-commerce platforms (B2B and B2C) reduce operations at the Backoffice, making physical presence in the offices superfluous.
Devices: Desktop PC, Laptop, Ultrabook, Tablet, Smartphone.
Smart-working and remote teaching work on cloud collaboration platforms that require the availability of an Internet connection, universally widespread in our homes on a wired connection or on a cellular network. Computers are classic desktops, laptops such as laptops, notebooks or ultrabooks, tablet PCs, or smartphones. Among desktop PCs, the most functional format is undoubtedly the All in One, it saves space and connection cables, and is easily transportable from one room to another with maximum order on the desk. The widespread laptops have the advantage of being able to be easily positioned anywhere but have the problem of ergonomics and ergonomically incorrect positions of use in case of prolonged use: However, a series of innovative accessories and furnishing elements are available to improve their characteristics and comfort of use. Tablet PCs such as Ipad, Galaxy Tab and other popular devices born for mobility but with greater work capacity thanks to the touch surface of the screen from 10 inches up. Even for tablets, what has been said for laptops is valid, however there are supports and bases to improve ergonomics. Smartphones with an almost universal diffusion and a practically unlimited availability of applications, are also a valid means of tele-work and distance learning. The connection with Smart TVs or Monitors equipped with TYpeC connections capable of extending video and interfaces (keyboard and touch pointing system) further amplifies the possibilities.
Accessories and furnishing elements: laptop stands, adjustable tables for notebook, laptop, ipad, e-book
Most people use tables and small tables normally dedicated to other purposes to support Desktop Computers and other paper material, trying to adapt ergonomics with dedicated stands or improvised tricks With the Lounge-tek adjustable supports it is possible to transform furnishing elements normally dedicated to relaxation, such as armchairs, sofas and even beds into workstations. In the strategy of space optimization, it can be a winning move to use an extra room or to carry out activities in better ergonomic conditions.