Tablet usage and its impact on comfort and ergonomics is a growing industry concern. A recent collaborative study by Harvard School of Public Health and Microsoft found that tablet users may be at high risk to develop neck discomfort based on behaviors driven by the limitations of tablet designs. The report suggests that head and neck posture can be improved by establishing optimal viewing angles. This data was factored into the development of Belkin's new tablet stands so that student discomfort is minimized while device viewability and usability are optimized.
The Belkin Tablet Stand and Tablet Stand with Storage have been designed with student and teacher in mind. Both made of colorful, durable, non-slip material, the stands enable multiple ergonomic angles for viewing or typing on tablets. The Belkin Tablet Stand features a stackable design for easy, compact storing when not in use, and may also be used as a stable video recording stand. The Tablet Stand with Storage offers an integrated compartment where students can place supplies such as ear buds, device chargers, pencils and markers under a secure-latch lid - keeping necessary items handy when needed.
“As technology is increasingly adopted in the classroom, unique challenges can arise along with the benefits,” said Matthew Peskay, director of technology, KIPP LA Schools. "It's absolutely critical that students engage themselves in the learning experience. But when something like a tablet case limits viewability because it can only be held a certain way, or a display screen gets cracked because the tablet can't be stored efficiently, both student and teacher suffer the consequences."
“Today’s classroom is rapidly embracing technology because it has proven to build engaging, highly interactive educational experiences that facilitate student-centered learning,” said Jon Roepke, senior product manager, Belkin Enterprise. “At Belkin, we have spent a significant amount of time observing our education customers in the classroom and capturing valuable feedback to accurately target their needs. This allows us to effectively bridge technology gaps with innovative solutions that help educators achieve more with their technology investments. Built with features that support student learning as well as practical classroom use for teachers, Belkin's new tablet stands exemplify our customer-driven design philosophy that delivers greater value for users."
The new Belkin Tablet Stand and Belkin Tablet Stand with Storage will be generally available worldwide in September 2012 through Belkin's network of distributors and value added resellers. For more information about Belkin solutions for education, visit: Belkin Education.