Optimize your performance and prevent computer-related injuries with
Healthy Computing Email Tips. Each week we provide hints to help you stay
healthier while working.
We are frequently asked, “Where can I find a good stretch break program?”
or “What keyboard is best?” or “How can I prove to my boss that taking
breaks is productive?” In addition to the Email Tips, there are many
valuable sites that provide information in preventing and recovering from
computer-related injuries. Take a few minutes to educate yourself further
when you check out the following WEB SITES AND RESOURCES.
HOW TO CHECK OUT WEB SITES AND RESOURCES*:
- Sign-up and practice the weekly Healthy Computing Email Tips on taking
care of yourself. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be
added to the distribution list.
- Install an interrupt program that reminds you to take breaks and avoid
–Stretch break: http://www.paratec.com One of the best programs that guides
you through simple stretches. You can take this program for a 10-day test
ride. Purchase price is under $50 for a single user.
–Break reminder http://www.cheqsoft.com/break.html Download it for free for
- Read about and implement healthy work-styles, good office set-ups, and
home ergonomics. Visit the following websites (remember to take breaks as
you read the suggestions).
The Typing Injury FAQ provides a wide variety of information about
repetitive strain injuries (RSI), resources for dealing with these
ailments, and a broad description of assistive products to reduce injury
risk and symptoms. Many of the resources provided here also relate well
to other work environments.
Superb ergonomic suggestions and illustrations.
Presents information from ergonomics research studies and class work by
students and faculty in the Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics
Research Group in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis
at Cornell University. They e call their approach Ergotecture. They
focus on ways to enhance usability by improving the ergonomic design of
hardware, software, and workplaces, to enhance people’s comfort,
performance and health.
Specific focus on library ergonomics.
Excellent links for the ergo-minded, which include software suggestions.
Excellent tips for healthy computing
*We thank Richard Montgomery for his helpful suggestions.