RSI-Relief Books

I’ve recently added a new section to this web site, focussing on RSI Books. Included are all the currently available publications I could find, covering the following topics: Books about Repetitive Strain Injury Books about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Books about Related Conditions Books about Ergonomics The “related conditions” section includes …

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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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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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Step UI Initiative From Microsoft

Step User Interface (Step UI), an innovative technology prototype that encourages people to control their computers using their feet in addition to their hands, was among more than 150 innovative concepts featured at the sixth annual Microsoft Research TechFest. The Step UI evolved from efforts by Microsoft researchers Brian Meyers, …

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WowPen

WaaWoo Technology offers a very interesting new input device called the Wow-Pen. The Wow-Pen is a cross between a mouse and a pen. You hold it like a pen, and roll it across your desk like a mouse. It provides all the functions of a conventional optical mouse, plus may …

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