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Repetitive Strain Injury: what it is and what you can do about it? The equipment By Stéf Kasprowski, BUCS IT supporter.

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1 Repetitive Strain Injury: what it is and what you can do about it? The equipment By Stéf Kasprowski, BUCS IT supporter

2 Tools that can help: BigStretch Free Available to install on University desktop PCs Features [1] Set the amount of time between breaks. Choose between predefined or your own message(s). Select the reminder style, balloon, popup or micro-break. Pick the level of intrusiveness (depending on strictness). Optionally pick a sound for your reminder. Increase reminders automatically to suit your work rate. Various other adjustments to suit you. [1]

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6 Keyboards Mini Number Slide Arch Keyboard arc design Microsoft Natural Ergo Keyboard 4000 wrist alignment

7 Vertical Mice Accuratus Upright Mouse USB Vertical 45degrees alignment Evoluent Vertical Mouse Available both left and right handed Right handed version available in small size

8 Joystick-type Mice 3M Ergonomic Optical Mouse Available left and right handed Various sizes Penguin Vertical Mouse Ambidextrous design vertical alignment

9 Trackball Mice Trackball Mouse The arm doesn't move, Buttons activation without affecting the pointer position Either thumb-operated or finger-operated

10 Phone headset BT Accord 10 Universal telephone headset

11 Recommendations No one-fits-all device Assessment by UHSE [1] before buying any device Quadrant: approved supplier (via ITP) Install the drivers BigStretch on your PC Note: Mac and Linux users Workrave (GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows) Time Out and AntiRSI for Mac OS Beware of mobile technologies can trigger RSI [1] University Health, Safety, and Environment Service


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