Over exposure to the technology we depend on can cause fatigue eyestrain, back pain, neck and shoulder discomfort, exhaustion, distraction, stress, negative mood, depression, and insomnia.
MONTREAL (PRWEB) August 05, 2020
In an ongoing webinar series presented by Thought Technology Ltd., experts from various fields discuss the benefits of using biofeedback with their clients. In the next installment, Dr. Erik Peper will introduce the concept of “tech stress”, the effect it has on the body, and how to lessen its negative impact. The content of his presentation is based on his new book: TechStress: How Technology is Hijacking Our Lives, Strategies for Coping, and Pragmatic Ergonomics, co-authored with Richard Harvey, Ph.D. and Nancy Faass, MSW, MPH on sale August 25, 2020.
The recent shift in work has people sitting more at the computer, trapped in seemingly endless online meetings/Zoom calls, or just looking at a screen without breaks. Leisure time often includes screen time even if we are unwinding with a movie (on our tablet) or scrolling social media feeds on our ever-present smartphone.
Over exposure to the technology we depend on can cause fatigue eyestrain, back pain, neck and shoulder discomfort, exhaustion, distraction, stress, negative mood, depression, and insomnia. In his presentation, Dr. Peper will explore the factors that contribute to these irritations and explain why so many people still experience discomfort even after their office or home equipment (chair, desk, monitor) have been ergonomically optimized. Finally, he will provide biofeedback-based strategies that clinicians/educators can use on themselves and clients to prevent illness and optimize health at work and at home, especially while working in a digital environment.
Reduce Tech Stress by Enhancing Healthy Working at the Computer with Biofeedback
Presenter: Erik Peper, Ph.D.
Date: August 12, 2020
Time: 1:00-2:00pm EDT
Click here to register.
About Dr. Erik Peper
Erik Peper, Ph.D., is an international authority on biofeedback and self-regulation. He is Professor of Holistic Health Studies at San Francisco State University, President of the Biofeedback Federation of Europe, and past President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He is an author of numerous scientific articles and books such as Make Health Happen, Fighting Cancer-A Nontoxic Approach to Treatment, Healthy Computing with Muscle Biofeedback, and Biofeedback Mastery. His new co-authored book, TechStress: How Technology is Hijacking Our Lives, Strategies for Coping, and Pragmatic Ergonomics, will be published August 2020.
You can learn more about him on his blog, the Peper Perspective-ideas on illness, health and well-being, or his private practice at Biofeedback Health.
About Thought Technology Ltd.
Founded in 1975, Thought Technology is the world's leading biofeedback and physiological instrument manufacturer. Its products are used as an essential part of many therapeutic treatments and clinical assessment protocols in over 85 countries and are used by tens of thousands of clinicians in thousands of medical institutions.
Always supportive of new research and development ideas, Thought Technology Ltd. has encouraged a number of special interest groups and clinicians to create cutting edge applications for its instrumentation. Thought Technology Ltd. equipment is now being used in telemedicine, web-based monitoring and biofeedback, sports training, research in human-machine interface, physiology-driven multimedia environments and virtual reality. Constantly striving to improve the quality of the products and services, TTL has obtained, and maintains, ISO 13485, and CE certification for the organization and products.