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Friday, September 11 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
iHurt, uHurt, wii All Hurt … The Toll Of Technology

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Topic Overview: From Blackberries to iPads to Windows-based tablets, mobile technology is an ever more common feature in America’s homes and offices. We see them everywhere, from planes to trains to preschool classrooms. In our modern world, the quest for interconnectedness through mobile technology is at an all-time high, but at what personal price? Texting thumb? iPad neck? Cell phone shoulder? Instant communication by text message, whether through iPhones, iPads, Xboxes or laptops, has changed our culture and expectations while creating a civilization that screams iHurt! This session will discuss the ergonomics around the use of modern technology to avoid the personal toll that technology takes on our body. 


  1. Describe the toll technology takes on the human body and the trade- offs from technology use.
  2. Describe hearing concerns from iPods and earbuds, as well as dangers of excessive sitting.
  3. Discuss focus issues, compulsive checking of devices and addiction to technology.

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Kathy Espinoza

Assistant Vice President, Ergonomics and Safety, AP Keenan
Kathy Espinoza is a board certified Professional Ergonomist with dual master’s degrees; one in Work Science/Physiology and the other in Business Administration. She has worked at Keenan for over 15 years, providing ergonomic assessments and injury prevention training to healthcare... Read More →

Friday September 11, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
Pacific Concourse F&G

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