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93 Digital watches with count-down timers




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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.

93 Digital watches with count-down timers

Available from
Various sources, e.g. Casio BP-100.

Many digital watches have timers that count down from a settable number of
minutes; they usually reset easily to that number, either manually or
automatically.

While these are a very basic tool, they are very useful if you are
writing, reading, driving, or doing anything away from a computer which
can still cause or aggravate RSI. The great advantage is that they remind
you to break from whatever you are doing.

Comments
My own experience was that cutting down a lot on my typing led to my
writing a lot more, and still reading as much as ever, which actually
aggravated the RSI in my right arm though the left arm improved.
Getting a count-down timer watch has been very useful on some
occasions where I write a lot in a day.

I have tried an old fashioned hour-glass type egg timer, but these
are not much good because they do not give an audible warning of the
end of the time period!

 

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