“In proper alignment, spinal stress is diminished. It is the most efficient position for the spine”
-Chief of Spine Surgery, Kenneth Hansrej
“When you use a cell phone, instead of bending your head to look down at it, raise your phone. When you are reading the screen, bring the phone up level or just a little below your face.”
-Joshua M. Ammerman, MD
“Scientists warn an entire generation is plagued by text neck”
Smart Neck Posture for Smart Phones
-Back Clinics of Canada
Mobile Phone Head and Neck Pain Syndrome: Proposal of a New Entity
-College of Dentistry
“The act of holding your head flexed and forward while looking down at your handheld device and/or laptop screen places your cervical spine in a tenuous position.”
-Stephano M. Sinicropi, MD
“Text Neck is an overuse syndrome or a repetitive stress injury to the neck caused by holding your head in a forward and downward position for extended periods of time.“
“When holding your head in this position, excessive amounts of tension are created in the deep muscles of your neck and across the shoulders causing both acute and chronic neck pain as well as chronic headaches”
The term ‘text neck’ refers to a neck posture adopted during cell phone use and is characterized by forward head posture and deep cervical neck flexion (Damasceno et al., 2018).
-2018 Report on the Performance and comfort of the iLevel Ergonomics Orthosis
“Billions of people are using cell phone devices on the planet, essentially in poor posture.”
-New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine New York, New York.
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RULA is a standard ergonomic assessment tool. Portable motion sensors (Notch™️)3-Motion capture system (Opti-track™️)
2018 Report on the Performance and comfort of the iLevel Ergonomics Orthosis
“Proven to improve cervical postures, upper extremity comfort and Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) scores.”
-Division of Kinesiology
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