It’s not even on sale yet, but the iPad has become everything to everybody. To the geeks the iPad is a big yawn. To the fan boys the iPad is better than antibiotics. To the medical profession the iPad may prove to be a double barreled savior. Doctors can use the iPad in their practice, and the iPad may promote bad posture, leading to poor health, leading to more visits to the doctor.
Dr. David Rempel in TechNewsDaily. The iPad…
…creates a wonderful opportunity in terms of mobility and ease of interaction… [it] poses a similar type of musculoskeletal problems as the laptop. Working on a laptop for long periods of time puts a heavy load on a user’s neck and upper back, causing fatigue and pain. Large U.S.-based companies that shifted their workforce away from desktops to laptops to increase productivity found their workers suffered from more neck and back problems.
In other words, the iPad is bad for your posture.