Technology wears down finger joints
Arthritis in the fingers, RSI (repetitive strain injury), and carpal tunnel syndrome are all common ailments these days among those of us who have been on typewriters and computers for most of their lives. That’s not to mention bad backs and eye strain. See Arthritis – don’t give in.
• If you type at 60 words per minute every day you put 25 tons of pressure a day on your hands. See: Under pressure – computer hands.
• When you think how much repetitive use our index fingers and thumbs are getting, is it any surprise that they show signs of joint problems from middle age?
• Many people sit hunched at the computer causing permanent back problems. It’s essential to get up every 20 minutes and lean back from the computer, not into it.
It’s important to get up every 20 minutes and lean back from the computer, not into it.
So how can you improve the situation now?
The Obsidia ergonomic mouse is bigger than its counterparts so that it supports the whole hand. It provides a recess for the thumb to prevent joint problems, has five buttons and four sensor settings. It works – less discomfort from repeated use of the mouse. Tried and tested by Healthy Soul!
The Penclic Wireless keyboard puts far less pressure on my fingers and is said to prevent RSI – you can attach a keyboard to your laptop or tablet, either wirelessly or connected. See Under pressure – computer hands. Tried and tested by Healthy Soul.