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One Touch Can Opener-Product Review
This is a product review of a very portable and flexible one handed battery operated can opener - Great for the kitchen and for picnics!
Posture and Muscle Tone
This article begins the discussion on Muscle Tone and how it affects posture, as well as what affects muscle tone. The natural range of tone is introduced as well as a beginning exercise in becoming aware of your own background tone.
Posture or Position - A Little Jargon
This is a list of terms used to describe posture and position by ergonomists and those in the medical field. It may help in understanding what your therapist or doctor is talking about. As well, it can also help YOU describe what you see at home and in the workplace.
Pre-Planning for Good Ergonomics
Activites and jobs are only as ergonomic as you plan them to be. This means that as you plan the job, you need to keep the ergonomic picture in focus. What will it feel like to do the things you are asking your body to do? How long must you maintain and how often must you repeat?
Proprioception - Your Internal Mapping Tool
This article describes the Proprioceptive Sense, the way the body informs us where we are in relation to ourselves. It relates this sense to Ergonomics and discusses how altered sensation may affect those with Repetitive Strain Injuries or Musculo Skeletal Injuries.
Repetitive Strain, Cumulative Trama, Carpal Tunnel
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is considered to be a Repetitive Motion Injury (RMI) however, it can occur after only a few very stressful occurrences. Other times, it can take months or years to develop.
RollerMouse Product Review
One of the major problems wiht keybaord designs for right handed people is that the number pad is fixed on the right side. One elegant solution to this is the Contour RollerMouse.
RSI and Opening a Jar
When you have a Repetitive Strain injury in the upper extremities, shoulders, back or neck, one of the daily living activities that can become very difficult is opening a jar. Here are some ideas to make it easier.
RSI Prevention Software - Product Review
Good work techniques and patterns may be more important than your equipment in staying healthy and pain-free at your computer. The best of RSI Injury Prevention software is designed to help you develop those good habits. RSI Guard is an example of the best.
Sitting at Your Laptop - Work
Using a Laptop in an everyday work setting requires certain ergonomic considerations. Whas is really important?
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