Title

A Dangerous Curve: The Effects Of Technology On The Cervical Vertebrae /

Author(s)

Kinsey Meggett

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

For my research project, I intend to bring awareness to the long term effects that technology has on the neck curvature. The idea of “Tech Neck’ is that technology has caused an increase in the curvature of the neck and the spine. This is due to the incorrect posture that goes a long with using these devices. Tech Neck has become an increasing problem in the past few years as increased productivity of technology continues to grow. The term Text Neck comes from the extended neck curvature that occurs when one looks down at any mobile or technical device. When the head is level, it weighs 10 pounds, at an angle of 15 degrees, it weighs 27 pounds, at an angle of 30 degrees it weighs 40 pounds, at an angle of 45 degrees, it weighs 49 pounds, and at an angle of 60 degrees, it weighs 60 pounds. The neck is the support structure of the head and when the head is tilted down at an angle, it adds weight to the neck causing a major curving of the cervical vertebrae. This is a new problem that is escalating quickly in the medical field. Because there is little known about the future of technologies course, it is important to bring awareness of the Text Neck that is present now and develop steps to decrease the issue.

Location

Owens G01

Start Date

4-16-2016 11:45 AM

COinS
 
Apr 16th, 11:45 AM

A Dangerous Curve: The Effects Of Technology On The Cervical Vertebrae /

Owens G01

For my research project, I intend to bring awareness to the long term effects that technology has on the neck curvature. The idea of “Tech Neck’ is that technology has caused an increase in the curvature of the neck and the spine. This is due to the incorrect posture that goes a long with using these devices. Tech Neck has become an increasing problem in the past few years as increased productivity of technology continues to grow. The term Text Neck comes from the extended neck curvature that occurs when one looks down at any mobile or technical device. When the head is level, it weighs 10 pounds, at an angle of 15 degrees, it weighs 27 pounds, at an angle of 30 degrees it weighs 40 pounds, at an angle of 45 degrees, it weighs 49 pounds, and at an angle of 60 degrees, it weighs 60 pounds. The neck is the support structure of the head and when the head is tilted down at an angle, it adds weight to the neck causing a major curving of the cervical vertebrae. This is a new problem that is escalating quickly in the medical field. Because there is little known about the future of technologies course, it is important to bring awareness of the Text Neck that is present now and develop steps to decrease the issue.