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Maps and Why They Work - or Don't
Ever wonder about maps? Why are some easy to follow and others difficult? This article guides you through the beginning concepts of mapping and introduces you to the concept of the 'Mental' or 'Cognitive' Map.

Measuring Ergonomics
When ergonomics is considered in job design, employee training, and in personal comfort, work becomes more efficient and enjoyable. No one likes to work in a state of pain. Employers benefit from a workforce that is healthy and working at peak potential. Ergonomics can support this

Monitor Placement
Tired Eyes? Sore Shoulders? Headache? This article may help you with some basic information about how to improve your workstation set-up.

Mouse Mitt - Product Review is a small California company that produces different and very useful wrist support for the mouser and keyboarder. I particularly like the Soft Splint both as a hand / wrist protector for the general user and for the person recovering from injury after the initial phase.

Mouses and Mousing
Mousing seems deceptively simple. In fact if can involve almost all parts of your body in a dance of balance and coordination. This article presents a discussion and 10 basic Tips for Good Mousing.

Musicians and Posture
Playing a musical instrument creates some postural and ergonomic challenges. Many are related to right - left aymetrical postures. Some are realted to force, or to fast, repeated movement. Others relate to the visual aspect of the task. This begins with posture.

Neck, Upper Back Tension, and Headaches
Headaches that come on during the day are often realated to work positions or practices. For those that sit during the day, the chair they use and how they use it can be important considerations. Here are some tips to gaining some control.

Neutral Posture
Joints have specific motions they are designed to accommodate. For each motion, there are muscles that cross the joint positioned to pull the bones into the planned position and others to pull it back to the original position.

New Parents and Repetitive Strain
The physical stresses and strains of new parenthood are quite different than most people are exposed to in other aspects of life. There is a lot of static stress – e.g. holding positions, often against gravity and a small weight – for extended periods. This can make a BIG difference in comfort.

Obus Forme Backrest and Seat
The Obus® Forme product line is designed to support you in a neutral spinal alignment with good sacral stablilty. The back support provides alighment of the torso. The seat facilitates a good hip and leg positioning resulting in a strong base of support for action.

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