RSI Action Interview

The Cambridge Evening News has an interview with Steve Fisher, the chairman of RSI Action, a national RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) charity based in the United Kingdom. RSI Action aims to improve the prevention and relief of sickness, hardship and distress amongst those suffering within the UK from Repetitive Strain …

Continue reading

Hand Gyroscopes for RSI?

In Powerballs – Exercise wonder or addictive toy?, Jeff Schwartz writes about using a hand gyroscope called a Powerball for arm exercises. A Powerball is a gyroscopic exercise device produced by RPM Sports. It is a “finely engineered and precision crafted gyro consisting of a rapidly spinning rotor enclosed in …

Continue reading

The Terror Known as RSI

Ivan at FreelanceSwitch, a community web site for freelancers, has posted an article entitled “The Terror Known as RSI“: I can tell your future! Are you holding a mouse while slouching in your nice office chair? Maybe you’re a coder. Resting our hands on the keyboard wrist pad, are we? …

Continue reading

RSI Home Remedies

HowStuffWorks.com offers an article titled 26 Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that provides a list of things you can do to prevent and treat hand problems. For most people, the key to beating carpal tunnel syndrome is prevention: making changes before CTS becomes a problem. If you’re already experiencing …

Continue reading

Free Desk Doctor Software

Einspine Ltd., makers of Desk Doctor software, are launching a large scale research trial of their RSI software and are looking for potential testers. Essentially you can apply online and if you are accepted, you download a 40 day trial of the software. You only need to fill out a …

Continue reading

Mouseless Browsing

In Weaning Yourself From The Mouse, we discussed two Firefox extensions, Search Keys and Hit-A-Hint, which can be used to navigate a web browser using just a keyboard. Another such program is Rudolf Noe’s Mouseless Browsing (MLB), a Firefox extension which enables you to browse the internet almost without using …

Continue reading

Blood Tests May Identify RSI

Researchers at Temple University have found early indicators of inflammation in work-related injuries caused by repetitive motion. Their findings could someday lead to early detection and prevention of debilitating conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tendonitis. The new study from senior researchers Ann Barr and Mary Barbe and their …

Continue reading

Microsoft Offers RSI Prevention Tips

An April 2007 article in Microsoft Home Magazine, Protect Your Wrists from Typing, promises to help you “learn to identify the signs of carpal tunnel syndrome from frequent computer use”. The article relates the story of Joanne Bernard, who was “diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome caused by extensive computer use”, …

Continue reading