Researchers have created a model showing what people who work from home could look like at the turn of the century
The model, dubbed Anna, has a hunchback, dark, swollen eyes, and claw-like hands as a result of working from home.
The team created Anna following research from the University of Leeds which found that a third of UK office workers have no dedicated workspace at home.
To visualise the effects, Furniture At Work used scientific research and worked with healthcare experts to reveal what the remote worker of the future could look like.
‘Anna displays many physical effects because of consistent use of technology, screen exposure and poor posture, as well as highlighting potential mental health issues,’ Furniture at Work said.
Working from bed has taken its toll on Anna, who has a hunched back with raised shoulders, while staring at a screen all day has given her red, swollen eyes.
Long hours with her hand curled around her mouse has caused her fingers to curl into a permanent claw.
She’s also fallen victim to weight gain, a weak immune system thanks to insufficient fresh air, anxiety and depression.
Based on the findings, health experts are urging home-workers to take measures to stay healthy while working from home. It´s recommended to take regular breaks, stretch and move your body to help avoid back and neck pain.