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79 Software Tools to help with RSI




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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.

79 Software Tools to help with RSI

This file describes tools, primarily software, to help prevent or manage RSI.
This version now includes information on diverse tools such as calendar
programs and even digital watches, which tends to contradict the title
somewhat. It also includes information on software for pain-free use of mice
and keyboards - it draws the line at hardware, which is the subject of the
Keyboard Alternatives FAQ.

Some of the information in this FAQ is now quite out of date, so please send in
an update if you use one of these tools.

I am especially interested in getting reviews of these products from people who
have evaluated them or are using them. The major difficulty with all these
products is that when you are under pressure you tend to cancel out of the
break reminder almost automatically - any suggestions on how to avoid this
would be appreciated.

In this FAQ, CIX refers to the UK conferencing system, not the US Commercial
Internet Exchange.

Richard Donkin <richardd@cix.compulink.co.uk>

Acknowledgements:

* Amara Graps <agraps@netcom.com> for information on Coffee Break
* Charles Hsieh <charles@speedy.cs.wisc.edu> for information on Mac tools
* Jean Wilson <JEANW@CLEMSON.EDU> for information on Plug-In for Windows

 

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