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This article is from the Ergonomics and Typing Injury FAQ, by Dan Wallach dwallach@cs.princeton.edu with numerous contributions by others.

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Informative files:

typing-injury-faq/
changes
changes since last month's edition
general
information about typing injuries
keyboards1 and keyboards2
products to replace your keyboard
software
software to watch your keyboard usage
furniture
details about various desks, chairs, etc.
adapting-at-home
some simple ways to make things like mopping and tooth brushing less
painful
alexander-vs-feldenkrais
Mike Mossey compares two healing techniques
amt.advice
about Adverse Mechanical Tension
amt.more_info
e-mail from Dr. Peter Bower about this stuff
amt.references
a bibliography for more AMT info
ansi-standards
a note about ANSI/ISO, EC, and MIL-STD "standards"
armrests
how to correctly use armrests
arms-blurb
info about the Assoc for Rep. Motion Syndromes
back-exercises
three simple exercises for your middle back
biofeedback
learning to listen to your body
car-seats
replace your car seat with something more comfortable
caringforwrists.sit.hqx
PageMaker4 document about your wrists
caringforwrists.ps
PostScript converted version of above...
carpal.info
info on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
carpal-myths
a discussion of what carpal tunnel syndrome is and isn't
carpal.explained
very detailed information about CTS
carpal-new-therapy
new treatments that don't involve surgery
carpal.self_care
excerpt from Rosemarie Atencio's book
carpal-steroid-therapy
abstract of a paper discussing steroid (cortisone) treatments for CTS
carpal-story
one person's story of CTS diagnosis, treatment, and recovery
carpal.surgery
JAMA article on CTS surgery
carpal-surgery-tips
some general tips for recovering from the surgery
carpal.tidbits
TidBITS article on CTS
ctdnews.info
info about the CTDNews publication
chord-keyboards
interesting facts and references to more
cumulative-disorders
Cumulative Trauma Disorders: Are They Preventable? Yes, No, Maybe - a
paper by Joy Linn
disability.keyboards
large list of keyboards, more relevant for users with motion disabilities
disability-mailing-lists
large list of mailing lists for a various disabilities
double-crush
double-crush syndrome, CTS, and more
dragon-vocab-size
should you buy the version with a bigger dictionary?
dragon-vs-kurzweil
a detailed comparison of both voice systems
dragon-vs-kurzweil2
an even more detailed comparison of the two systems
dvorak.info
lots of into about Dvorak keyboarding
exercise-discussion
exercise in the workplace
exotic-mice
info on some newer mice
feldenkrais-info
some background info on how the Feldenkrais method can ease stress
footswitch.doc
how to hack a footswitch into your computer
footswitch-sources
where to buy a footswitch
glare-control
hints about controling glare from your screen
glidepoint
lots of information on the GlidePoint trackpad pointing device
guitar-playing
RSI vs. playing guitar
handeze.info
info about Handeze gloves
hmo-advice
advice on picking a health-care provider in the USA
industrial-injury
one person's story of an injury
injury.factors
why some get injured and some don't
injury.profiles
statistics about what gets injured
internet-safety-resources
a huge list of pointers to Internet resources
keyboard-commentary
Dan's (increasingly ancient and outdated) opinions on the keyboard
replacements
keyboard-companies
Simpson Garfinkel's article about companies building new keyboards
keyboard-trays
all about picking a good tray
kinesis-sun-mappings
some useful xmodmap calls when using a Kinesis Sun adapter box
martial-arts
using martial arts to combat RSI's
microsoft-vs-generic-split
comparison of Microsoft Natural and Taiwanese generic split keyboards
mouseless.mac
keyboard shortcuts and tricks
nervous-system-anatomy
basic information on how the human nervous system works
no-rsi-in-uk
info about British judge saying RSI isn't real
nonsurgical-treatment
Various nonsurgical treatment options for upper extremity overuse injuries
office-safety
Worker-oriented solutions to office safety
pain-discussion
All about pain
piano-posture
Some observations about professional pianists
pointing-devices
advice if pointing devices are your problem
physical-therapy
explanations of different types of physical therapy
resellers
a short list of dealers and consultants
rock-climbing
lots of advice about how to climb without hurting yourself
rsi.article
Article in The Independent (London, UK)
rsi.biblio
bibliography of RSI-related publications
rsi.biblio2
another bibliography
rsi.dentists
stats on RSI happening to dentists
rsi.details
long detailed information about RSI
rsi-fda-seminar
Dr. Leo Rozmaryn of the US Food and Drug Administration's seminar on RSI's
rsi.foundation
an attempt to start a U.S. advocacy group
rsi.intro
basic article from FDA Consumer
rsi-network/*
archive of the RSI Network newsletter (currently, containing issues 1
through 19)
rsi.physical
study showing RSI isn't just psychological
speed-kills
it's better to type slower
sword.review
reviews a Mac program to reduce keystrokes
tendonitis.info
info on Tendonitis
thoracic-info
info about thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)
thoracic-info2
more info about thoracic outlet syndrome
thoracic-info3
treatment info, exercises, and more (useful for many folks)
uk-rsi-resources
RSI resources in Great Britain
vibration-gloves
why anti-vibration gloves aren't necessarily helpful
vitamin-b6
possible links between vitamins and RSI's
voice-comparison
a brief comparison of recognition systems
voice-problems
how to avoid hurting your voice with overuse (as you might do with a
speech recognition system)
voice-programming
detailed information about the appropriateness of a voice dictation system
to programming tasks
voice-recognition-critique
all about using a voice recognition system as a programmer
workers-comp
dealing with insurance and lawyers
wrist-supports
picking your supports and splints

Various product literature and reviews:

apple-press
press release on the Apple Adjustable Keyboard
apple-tidbits
extensive info about Apple's Adjustable Keybd
bat-info
MacWeek review on the Bat
comfort-factors, comfort-features, comfort-letter, and comfort-survey
marketing info on the Comfort Keyboard
comfort-review
one user's personal opinions
comfort-review2
another user's opinions
datahand-review
detailed opinions of the DataHand
datahand-review2
follow-up to above
datahand-review3
another review of the DataHand
datahand-desc
description of the DataHand's appearance
dragon2.info
info about DragonDictate 2.0
in3-press
details about the IN3 Voice Commander
keyboard-phone-numbers
Tom Bell's list of keyboard vendor phone numbers
kinesis-review
one user's personal opinions
kinesis-review2
another user's personal opinions
kinesis-summary
a collection of opinions on the Kinesis
kinesis-vs-maltron
a comparison of two similar keyboard alternatives
kurzweil-review
info about the Kurzweil voice recognizer
maltron-flyer and maltron-letter
marketing info on various Maltron products
maltron-review
one user's personal opinions
mskeybd-review
one user's personal opinions of the Microsoft Natural Keyboard
ncc-digital-dictate
the Digital Dictate add-on for IBM VoiceType
vertical-info
marketing info on the Vertical
voicetype2-info
marketing info on IBM VoiceType
worksafe-australia.info
how to get more info from Australia's govt
workstation-setup
how to arrange your computer/chair/desk
wrist-rest-phone-numbers
Tom Bell's list of wrist rest vendor phone numbers

Programs (in the software subdirectory):

UNIX/X Software:

(Note: a2x.tar and rk.tar are both from ftp://ftp.x.org/contrib/ so they may
have a more current version than ftp.csua.berkeley.edu.)

a2x.tar
a more sophisticated X keyboard/mouse spoofing program. Supports
DragonDictate.
a2x-RawPC-1.4.tar
a hacked version of a2x that can take input directly from PC keyboards via
the serial port and an adapter.
dcm.shar
Dragon voice macros to accompany a2x use
hsh.shar
a program for one-handed usage of normal keyboards
kt18.tar
generates fake X keyboard events from the serial port - use a PC keyboard
on anything!
rest-reminder.sh
yet another idle watcher
rk.tar
the reactive keyboard - predicts what you'll type next - saves typing
serkey.sh
like kt, generates fake X key events, but from a raw PC keyboard via the
serial port
spacebar_hacks.patches
patches for X11R5 to allow the spacebar to be both a spacebar and a
control key
timeout.zip
MS Windows break-reminder program
typewatch.shar
tells you when to take a break
xgdvorak.sh
turns your QWERTY keyboard into Dvorak
xidle.shar
keeps track of how long you've been typing
xwrits.tar
X-Windows program which pops up and tells you to take a break.
watch.shar
OpenWindows activity monitor / rest reminder

PC/DOS Software:

accpak.exe
a serial port keyboard spoofer for MS Windows
getup.com
getup.readme
simple TSR program - remind you to take breaks

Pictures (in the gifs subdirectory):

(Note: you can see inlined images of these keyboards in the keyboards FAQ
document)

howtosit.gif
picture of good sitting posture (the caringforwrists document is better
for this)
half-qwerty.gif (new name, same file as old 1handpic.gif)
keymappings for the Half-QWERTY
accukey1.gif
beautiful grey-scale picture
accukey2.gif
chord-mappings for the accukey
apple.gif
the Apple Adjustable Keyboard
bat.gif
the InfoGrip Bat
comfort.gif
the Health Care Comfort Keyboard
datahand1.gif
picture of the keyboard
datahand2.gif
key layout schematic
E2H_Grahl.gif
Grahl split-back ergonomic chair
E_Grahl.gif
Grahl normal-back ergonomic chair
ergologic.gif
the ergoLogic 7.1 keyboard (same as flexpro)
ergomaster1.gif and ergomaster2.gif
the Genovation ErgoMaster keyboard
ergomax.gif
the Maxi Switch ErgoMax keyboard
flexpro.gif
the Key Tronic FlexPro keyboard (same as ergologic)
fountain_hills.gif
the Fountain Hills keyboard
generic-split.gif
a generic keyboard, made in Taiwan
handeze.gif
hand size chart for Handeze gloves
handeze.ps
properly scaled Postscript of handeze.gif
kinesis.gif
the Kinesis Ergonomic Keyboard
lexmark.gif
the Lexmark Select-Ease keyboard
maltron1.gif, maltron2.gif, maltron3.gif, and maltron4.gif
several pictures of Maltron products
marquardt.gif
the Marquardt MiniErgo
mskeybd.gif
the Microsoft Natural Keyboard
mskeybd-proto.gif
... and a prototype that didn't make it
mykey.gif
ErgonomiXX MyKey
somers1.gif
Somers EK1 Ergonomic Keyboard
somers2.gif
schematic picture of the keyboard
tony.gif
The Tony! Ergonomic Keysystem
twiddler1.gif
Twiddler, "front" view
twiddler2.gif
Twiddler, "side" view
vertical.gif
the Vertical keyboard
wave.gif
the Iocomm `Wave' keyboard

Many files are compressed (have a .Z ending). If you can't uncompress a file
locally, ftp.csua.berkeley.edu will do it. Just ask for the file, without the
.Z extension.
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