According to the dictionary, Ergonomics is:
The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. Also called biotechnology, human engineering, human factors engineering.
|Computer Workstation Variables (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
For the purposes of this series, I am going to zero in on “reducing operator fatigue and discomfort” as it applies to computer use.
I’ve never been officially diagnosed with RSI, but I used to get discomfort and sometimes pain in different parts of my body due to computer use. It first arrived in my shoulders and neck, then worked its way into my hands/fingers and lower arms.
Since then, I’m happy to report a big difference in everyday life.
Follow the links below to the rest of the series:
- Part 1 – What Is RSI?
- Part 2 – Reduce And Manage Your Time
- Part 3 – The Evils Of Mice
- Part 4 – The Ergonomic Keyboard
- Part 5 – Mouse Alternatives (Trackballs)
- Part 6 – Mouse Alternatives (Tablets)
- Part 7 – Mouse Alternatives (Ergonomic Mouse)
- Part 8 – The Importance Of Posture
- Part 9 – Gripmaster Hand Exerciser
- Part 10 – 5 Free Software Tools To Prevent RSI
- Related Post – How High Should Your Chair Be?