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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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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Healing The Hands Video

A piece by “Healthy Living” anchor Shauna Lake, from KUTV in Salt Lake City, discusses hand injuries and available treatments. “It’s one of the leading causes of lost productivity and accounts for 10% of all emergency room visits. Treatments include exercises and stimulation along with preventative measures such as lifestyle …

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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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Winter Workaholic

This is my first winter working full time from home, and I’ve found that, with the cold weather outside, I’m stuck in the house for long stretches, and I tend to spend too much time in front of the computer. I’m still using WorkPace to remind me to take breaks …

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