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Laptop supports Brown Series

The new lounge-book brown series laptop support

A new finishing for Lounge-book laptop supports is now on stock.
Lounge-book Brown and Crystal Brown have the main structure with height regulation, made by Painted metal by powder coating with Ecopolifix zero emission, the color is dark brown with “Corten” rusted effect.

Il supporto completamente regolabnile per laptop e notebook. Trova la corretta postura
The fully adjustable (rotation and tilt) Laptop base, and the lateral mouse-pad, are made by a stylish and strong polycarbonate transparent (Crystal) or Wengeè effect.
Knobs are made by Plastic anthracithe, Crystal model has an height regulation knob stylish, handmade by aluminium expressly designed for lounge-tek.
This model meets design style with natural wood or industrial decorating style.

 

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Don’t keep Laptop on your lap!

Keep your laptop away from your body

Laptop Cooling and health risks

Expecially on Summer, whitout dress to stop impact of cooling airflows, you should keep your laptop away from your body.
It’s not only an health problem but also for computers! A major problems in the operation of laptop computers is overheating since it can affect the performance and stability, sometimes leading to system crash and hardware fatality. Increased height almost always translates to lower temperatures because of  enhanced airflow and because of distance from the heat radiation source.
Although most laptops tend to have holes and/or padded feet at the bottom.

Don't keep laptop on your lap

Laptops are Harmless for pregnant woman if used Correctly

Electronics give off a lot of potentially harmful rays, there are many studies with contradicting results regarding the potentially cancerous side effects of laptop use.
If you have a baby bump, don’t use it as a laptop tray while you’re lounging on the couch or in bed. This position is not recommended, for exposure to electromagnetic waves and high temperatures of the base.
In addition to high levels of heat that could harm your baby, using your laptop in such a relaxed seated position could hurt your body in the long run. Sitting for a long period of time while pregnant has been linked with blood clots, especially if the pressure is in an unusual spot. You should make sure you practice proper posture when pregnant by putting your laptop away from body, on a laptop desk or table and sitting upright in an ergonomic chair. That way, the heat won’t get to your fetus, and you’ll have less back and arm pain in the long run.

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Lounge-book: a smart solution to support a Laptop

Lounge-book  with the laptop tray and coolfit kits provides some elevation and air circulation for heat dissipation, height is  generally given less prominence. Placing a laptop over upper legscould be a very bad idea. It can cause Toasted Skin Syndrome which could lead to skin cancer in some cases.

Improve stability and Cooling of Laptops

 

 

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Back-pain using laptop at home

backpain usng laptop at home

Intensive use of laptops at home may cause backpain.

The features that make laptops very portable, such as a screen attached to the keyboard, are the same features that make it difficult for people to adopt correct posture when using them.
A common problem is perching a laptop on the legs so users stare down at the screen and put strain on their necks, spines and legs. Back specialists say as many as four in five patients have chronic nerve damage caused by intensive working on portable computers and tablet-PC

135 degrees position perfect posture to use laptop on desktop or through a laptop support

135 degree Posture, best for back!

Adopt good sitting posture with lower back support, and ensure other desk equipment is within reach. Sitting in a 135 degree thigh to torso sitting angle is best for spinal discs and recommend that as the best sitting position for office workers.
A 135 degree sitting angle is exactly half way between sitting up straight and lying flat on your back . It’s not very practical for the average office setting: with lounge-tek support you can transform your sofa, armchair, bed in a perfect laptop desk.
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A Fully adjustable laptop support that transforms any chair in ergonomic computer desktop

Lounge-tek’s ergonomic supports, allow a 135 degree perfect posture

The concept of “suspension” allow to use laptops with a perfect posture, without stress for upper back, neck and cervical muscles.
Thanks to Lounge-tek supports, always you will get an ergonomic posture:

  • tilt the laptop base up to 35 degrees. This allow to type text with keyboard on natural position for wrists,
  • use an external mouse. The exclusive Mouse-pad is integrate on the main structure, then positioned at the same level of laptop base and keyboard. This allow a natural posture without stress of arm and wrist.
  • place the screen at eye level. Set your laptop height and screen angle so you can easily view the screen without bending or rotating your neck.
  • place the display at the right distance. The viewing range 40 cm to 70 cm (about 15 – 27 in.) provides visual comfort for majority of computer users and eliminates the risk for eyestrain. Right distance depends from the size of your monitor and your individual vision conditions.
  • let seat on your favorite place. Transform Sofa, Armchair, Bed in a perfect laptop desk, with your back on 135 degree (this not depend from laptop support but from your furniture).
  • freedom to move. Usually people hold laptops with legs or abdominal muscles this is cause of stress and other health issues. Prolonged sitting causes various health disorders, change of position and exercising regularly promotes blood circulation.

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Back-pain. Better an Ergonomics chair or a fully Adjustable Laptop support?

A support to transfor any chiar in ergonomic chair against backpain

Ergonomics for Back Pain prevention: Chair vs. Laptop Stand.

Laptop use risks without ergonomic posture

Using your Laptop for a long time in wrong posture may be dangerous for your health.ergonomics chair back pain
Sitting in a standard office chair for prolonged periods of time can definitely cause low back pain or worsen an existing back problem. The main reason behind this is that sitting, in an office chair or in general, is a static posture that increases stress in the back, shoulders, arms, and legs, and in particular, can add large amounts of pressure to the back muscles and spinal discs.
Persistently incorrect posture, faulty biomechanical stress, fluctuation between contraction and relaxation of muscles is disturbed. 90% of cervical pain is non-specific. It usually develops slowly through persistent (unilateral) incorrect biomechanical stress. Over time, the stress of poor posture can change the anatomical characteristics of the spine, leading to the possibility of constricted blood vessels and nerves, as well as problems with muscles, discs, and joints. All of these can be major contributors to back and neck pain, as well as headaches, fatigue, and possibly even concerns with major organs and breathing.

Ergonomic use of laptops at home

Mainly, People use laptop at home:
A) As a Desktop Replacement, usually by hanging it on a desk connected to an external monitor.
B) As a Mobile Device on Chairs, armchairs, sofas or bed. Usually we support laptop with body: legs, wrists, or we hold it by conventional furniture such as coffe-tables and bedside tables.

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Better an ergonomic chair

Using the Laptop on your desk, you definitely should buy an ergonomic chair and an adjustable height-adjustable external monitor to find the right posture by adjusting your chair to the best body position. An ergonomic office chair is a tool that, when used properly, can help one maximize back support and maintain good posture while sitting.

The first step in setting up an office chair is to establish the desired height of the individual’s desk or workstation. This decision is determined primarily by the type of work to be done and by the height of the person using the office chair. The height of the desk or workstation itself can vary greatly and will require different positioning of the office chair, or a different type of ergonomic chair altogether.
The first step in setting up an office ergonomic  chair is to establish the desired height of the individual’s desk or workstation. This decision is determined primarily by the type of work to be done and by the height of the person using the ergonomic chair. The height of the desk or workstation itself can vary greatly and will require different positioning of the office chair, or a different type of ergonomic chair altogether.

The best place to sit for our Back

It is confirmed by a number of studies that the most relaxing position for our back is a 135 degree angle to the legs.
A 135-degree body-thigh sitting posture was demonstrated to be the best biomechanical sitting position, as opposed to a 90-degree posture, which most people consider normal.

A support to transfor any chiar in ergonomic chair against backpain

Better an ergonomic Laptop support

With lounge-tek ergonomic supports you can use the Laptop on chairs, sofa armchairs, bed, ergonomically correct with a good posture, perhaps adding a cushion for efficient lumbar support.
The 135 degree position is easily achieved by approaching the Laptop to the view and setting it high
This reverses the paradigm for which man no longer pursues the device, but on the contrary, it is the device that follows the man in his most correct position.

ounge-tek’s supports improve laptop ergonomic features and other mobile devices as Tablet, iPad E-book Reader. With Lounge-book and Lounge-wood your sofa, armchair, even bad will be your favorite workplace to use comfortable Laptops and Tablet PCs.

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Laptop health risks: Radiation, Thermal, Wi-fi exposure

Stop EMF radiation keep your laptop away from body

Laptop Health. Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) emitted from laptops and its potential dangers.

Portable computers are often used at tight contact with the body and therefore are called “laptop”. This is  an improper site for the use of a Personal Computer, which consequently should be renamed to not induce customers towards an improper use.
About Laptop Health,an interesting study was made by Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproduction Medicine, University of Siena .
The authors measured electromagnetic fields (EMFs) laptop computers produce and estimated the induced currents in the body, to assess the safety of laptop computers.
The authors evaluated 5 commonly used laptop of different brands.
They measured EMF exposure produced and, using validated computerized models, the authors exploited the data of one of the laptop computers to estimate the magnetic flux exposure of the user and of the fetus in the womb, when the laptop is used at close contact with the woman’s womb.  In the LTCs analyzed, EMF values (range 1.8-6 μT) are considerably higher than the values recommended by 2 recent guidelines for computer monitors magnetic field emissions, MPR II (Swedish Board for Technical Accreditation) and TCO (Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees), and those considered risky for tumor development.
When close to the body, the laptop induces currents that are within 34.2% to 49.8% ICNIRP recommendations, but not negligible, to the adult’s body and to the fetus (in pregnant women). On the contrary, the power supply induces strong intracorporal electric current densities in the fetus and in the adult subject, which are respectively 182-263% and 71-483% higher than ICNIRP 98 basic restriction recommended to prevent adverse health effects. FCC report regarding safety from EMFs way back in 1996 states that a laptop needs to be placed at least 20 cm from the body.

woman on the street sitting with a computer in her lap and typing

 

Thermal dangers of laptops.

American Academy of Pediatrics, say that chronic exposure to the heat source on the underside of a laptop computer can cause an unsightly rash dubbed “laptop skin” or, laptop-induced “erythema ab igne,” a web-like, pinkish-brownish lesion. Also known as “toasted skin syndrome,” erythema ab igne can result from prolonged skin contact with any significant heat source. Laptops been identified as an agent, Heat exposures at laptop positions could also induce negative effects on spermatogenesis and fertility.

An accurate medical questioning revealed that the patients used to place the lower surface of laptop computer on the extensor side of their thighs in a cross-legged position for many hours (about 6-8 hours) every days. In particular, the patients supported the laptop computer always on the same leg. Laptop computer-induced EAI was diagnosed, The heat behind the damage all originates from three potential sources on the laptop: the optical drive, the battery and the ventilation fan, The infrared radiation from the heat causes a reticular pattern of hyper-pigmentation due to the swelling of surrounding cells the risks associated are mainly aesthetic.
Though this is indeed the case for “laptop skin,” other types of ertythema ab igne have potentially graver long-term health consequences. Just as prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation mutates skin cells and causes melanoma, exposure to severe infrared radiation can cause squamous skin-cell cancer. Simply stopping exposure to the laptop will cause the lesion to fade completely in a matter of weeks.

Unfortunately, the most convenient way of using a laptop is by putting on the lap, which in turn occludes the ventilation-fan exhaust and increases the computer’s temperature.  For protection from thermal protection, keep it off your lap and away from all your vital organs. In most of the laptop heating cases, patients are not aware of the heat resulting in delay of the patient response. This delay could be related to the intensity of the heat, the duration of contact, and the presence of clothes between the computer and the skin. Heating can be mitigated by using a laptop cleaning the thermal hole, lifting the back and changing the battery mode, so that system will automatically adjust the running speed of CPU, will help in power saving and decrease heating. The laptop should be placed on a hard surface and not on soft surfaces like a bed or couch. Switched-on laptop should not be placed to prevent overheating. Proper cleaning of the fan and sink (metal component reduces heat from the microprocessor) should be carried out. Universal Serial Bus device should be connected only when they are in use
It’s not like the computer manufacturers don’t warn us. If you take the time to look in your manual (which many of us don’t), you’ll probably find wording something to this effect: “Warning: Do not place on lap.” And actually, these days, you just need to look at the bottom of your laptop and you’ll likely find this kind of warning:  “Warning: Do not block the outlet of fan grill. Place the machine on hard surface only. Caution: This surface is hot. Avoid body contact and do not place this notebook on your lap while it is operating.”
For a good Laptop Health, it should be used in properly ventilated and air-conditioned rooms. The most effective way of preventing erythema is to use the laptop on the table or other ergonomic desk  as Lounge-tek’s Supports.

Potential Dangers of Wi-Fi

Before we can really delve into the existing research and run the numbers on wifi health risks, it’s good to know exactly what wifi is.

What’s Wi-Fi?

An interesting post by Healthambition.com explane it and talks about Wi-fi Risks…. Wi-Fi is easy and convenient but many have raised doubts concerning the safety of unseen forces that permeate everything around us. Since the introduction of Wi-Fi in 1997, researchers have performed hundreds of studies to explore if the wi-fi exposure may be the reason of several diseases and issues… Insomnia, Childhood Development, Cell Growth, Brain Function, Fertility, Cardiac Stress, Cancer. This is extremely controversial but we can’t ignore that plenty of animal models indicate that exposure to electromagnetic radiation increases the risk of tumor development but at the opposite “a Wi-Fi signal is around is 100,000 times less than a microwave oven”  (The Guardian). The oven is a targeted device that operates at very high voltages and short distances. Wi-Fi routers operate at very low voltages, broadcast in all directions, and are used at relatively long distances.. At normal operating distances, Wi-Fi’s intensity is generally so low that it’s not worth worrying about: it’s just part of the “smog” that is generated by radio and TV signals, AC mains wiring, the motors in home appliances, and the universe in general. (the wavelength of Wi-Fi signals is the same as the cosmic background radiation)

There have been hundreds of attempts to find out whether Wi-Fi routers or, more importantly, mobile phones represent a health risk. . If you want to to minimise risk, the mobile phone must be the first thing to go. In use, the phone is held close to the brain, while the Wi-Fi router may well be in another room (inverse square law).  Your microwave oven should be safe enough because designs are tested to make sure they are properly shielded. If you are extremely fussy about Wi-Fi, then make sure you sit 1m (or more) away from the router, and don’t use your laptop on your lap, put it on a table or tray instead.

Lounge-tek’s supports are the perfect stand to create Wi-Fi lounges for public spaces, cafè , waiting rooms.

Limit children’s exposure to wi-fi

Laptop's ergonomic risks for childrens. using laptop

Children and adolescents are at considerable risk from devices that radiate microwaves. Children absorb a greater amount of microwave radiation than adults. Adolescent girls and women should not place cellphones in their bras or in hijabs (headscarf).
Wireless devices are radio transmitters, not toys.  Selling toys that use them should be monitored more closely… as supported by an interesting post by bestforthekids.com

A laptop support is strongly suggested for Pregnant woman

ergonomic laptop support for pregnant woman

Keep your body and laptop safe with Lounge-tek ergonomic supports.

Lounge-book is the ergonomic support that keeps away your laptop from your body . Thanks to the fully adjustable laptop-tray “suspended” by the metallic structure, you can find always the ergonomic position, to prevent pains and other postural diseases.

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Public Hot spot: Ergonomie and Dangers for Privacy

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Many Public places offer a Hot Spot to work, enjoy with Laptops. There’s something really freeing about taking your laptop or mobile device down to your local coffee shop, grabbing a cup of your favorite brewed beverage and sitting down to surf the web.
Using laptops for a prolonged time in a wrong posture, may cause several pains and other problems related to security and privacy.
When you’re using an unprotected public hotspot, whatever you do online while connected to the internet is wide open for viewing by bad guys, hackers, government agents and other various creeps. That means your messages, emails, banking and shopping information, and every login under the sun is an open book to anyone who knows how to intercept your wireless connection.

More about Privacy dangers on this interesting Post by pixelprivacy.com