Office work: Comfortable head position

In cooperation with the vision-oriented research group,  electromyographic studies of neck muscle activation during the pursuit of an optical target object were accomplished when moving the head, in particular. It was examined whether a convenient head tilt with minimal muscle activation can be identified which should then be aimed for office work with a computer screen. For some of the muscles involved in the movement of the head (M. sternocleidomastoideus) this hypothesis was confirmed whereas for other muscles (M. splenius) it was not. A vertically positioned head is recognized as most comfortable.