RSI Hurts

There’s a new blog called RSI Hurts about the author’s firsthand experiences with RSI. The first posts discuss RSI symptoms, RSI coping strategies, and the delicate subject of telling your employer about your RSI problems and asking for workplace accomodations. Though only a couple weeks old, this blog looks promising.

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Evoluent Vertical Mouse 2 Review

LIVEdigitally.com offers a review of the Evoluent Vertical Mouse 2, an unusual but potentially useful pointing device. As the name indicates, this mouse is used in a vertical, rather than horizontal, position that supports your hand in a relaxed “handshake” position that eliminates forearm twisting. This can help people suffering …

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Carpal Tunnel Laser Therapy

The May-June 2005 issue of Arthritis Today reports on a noninvasive laser stimulation, which uses low-level (cold) laser beams focussed on pain points inthe wrist and hand. The technique is said to promote cell repair and reduce inflammation related to carpal tunnel syndrome. This technique is called “Low-Level Laser Therapy” …

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Dragon In Action

This is a bit of an old link, but I just found it so it’s new to me. Jon Udell, a comumnist for InfoWorld magazine provides a demonstration of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8 in action. He captured a short screen video of himself actually using Dragon to dictate a column. It’s …

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Questing for Comfort

Andrew Savikas has written an excellent article on RSI (A Quest for Comfort). In it he details his search for information on RSI, first on the Internet, then in a book (It’s not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: RSI Theory and Therapy for Computer Professionals). I’ve seen that book mentioned on numerous …

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RSI Makes Musicians Face The Music

An article in the Miami Herald (When Sonatas Strike Back) discusses Repetitive Strain Injuries that can affect classical musicians, listing some pieces that are especially stressful on the players. These “killer tunes” include Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, Ravel’s Bolero, Handel’s Messiah, and works by Tchaikovsky and John Adams. The article includes …

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ViaVoice vs. Dragon Naturally-Speaking

Naomi Aoki, a writer for the Boston Globe, in search of relief for her carpal-tunnel syndrome, recently tested two voice-recognition programs and posted her results at boston.com. She reports numerous problems with IBM’s ViaVoice 9.1 Pro, but was pleasantly surprised with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8 Preferred. “I picked up a Boston …

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Mouse Mounds?

A company called ChestRest has come up with an interesting twist on the standard mouse pad. Featuring anime-inspired artwork and two strategically-placed wrist-rests, this ergonomic mouse pad “supports the wrist by the valley between two gelatin mounds”. Until inventory runs out, 100% of the profit from these products will be …

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