Workrave Earns Raves

At InternetNews.com, Sean Michael Kerner writes about Workrave (How Open Source Saved My Neck), the free break reminder program from developer Raymond Penners. Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and …

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Top 10 Weirdest Keyboards Ever

If, like I do, you have a soft spot in your heart (and perhaps an empty spot in your wallet) for unusual input devices, you’ll enjoy reading Mikael Svärdh’s article at Fosfor Gadgets, The Top 10 Weirdest Keyboards Ever. Here’s the list: Roll-up Keyboard The Wrist Keyboard Maltron 3D Ergonomic …

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How To Switch Mouse Hands

In How To Mouse Goofy, Meg Hourihan offers an interesting story about how she learned to use the mouse with her left hand (she’s a natural righty). The “goofy” in the title is a skateboarding reference. Most skateboarders ride with their left foot on the front of the board; this …

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Avoiding RSI at Google

Dr. Taraneh Razavi, a staff doctor at Google, has posted an article on the Google Blog (Avoiding RSI) about dealing with repetitive stress injury in the workplace. The article rightly points out the best way to avoid RSI: The key to treatment is prevention. Research shows that injuries decrease and …

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Don't Ignore RSI Pain

There’s a good article on the IT Analysis web site, about the dangers of repetitive strain injury (RSI) for IT (Information Technology) workers. In Warning! Computers Can Cripple You, Peter Abrahams of Bloor Research relates the interesting stories of two people who’ve suffered from the devastating effects of RSI. In …

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A Better Video Game Controller?

Let’s face it, typical video game controllers are not an RSI sufferer’s best friend. The button-mashing and thumbstick-twirling that are typical of many video games can bring on Repetitive Strain Injury all by themselves. Personally, I’ve largely had to give up on video game consoles. I can only play for …

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