The NoHands Mouse is an interesting and innovative foot-operated mouse that consists of two separate pedals. One pedal operates the pointer, while the other is used for button clicking.
This is a review of the IMAK SmartGlove, a glove-like device with a built-in wrist rest, and a similar product called the Computer Glove. Both are highly recommended.
Create a warm ergonomic computer work area and the perfect mouse hand environment with the Mouse Hand Warmer, which is an inexpensive way to keep your mouse hand warm during chilly weather or whenever you feel your mouse hand getting cold.
The ErgoSlope is a gently-sloping and notched add-on desktop which attaches easily to your existing desk in just seconds. It provides comfortable support for your forearms and elbows and allows for wrist and arm angles which match the natural ‘rest angle’ of your joints.
In “Musings from an overworked translator”, Jill Sommer reviews WorkPace, a software utility that reminds computer users to take breaks and leads them through a series of exercises.
An “ergonomic chair” is better than a plain old chair, right? Maybe. The problem is that stores and manufacturers are starting to put the word “ergonomic” in front of every chair they sell, whether it has anything to do with ergonomics or not. There is more to ergonomics than a little added cushioning in the seat.
A user reviews the voice recognition capability included in Microsoft Vista, and was pleasantly surprised: “Training took only a few minutes, and the software’s accuracy was higher than anything I tried before.”
If you have difficulty using a standard keyboard and mouse on your computer, due to repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, or other disability, speech recognition is a viable alternative to using your hands to control your computer.
Gardeners with painful disabilities needn’t have such a tough row to hoe. A great many garden tools are marketed with the word “ergonomic” in bold type on the labels, meaning they’re intended to maximize the efficiency and quality of someone’s work.
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is now a major industrial disease affecting millions of people around the world. RSI includes conditions such as carpel tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis and tendinitis – often collectively referred to as upper limb disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, occupational overuse syndrome (OOS), computer related injuries or cumulative trauma disorders, …