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Why should I care about RSI? I don't have any problems using computers.

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PhD Student at the Engineering Design Centre

Abstract: In general your body is fairly good at using pain to communicate that harm is being caused. Unfortunately, the discomfort from Repetitive Strain Injury only really occurs after the cumulative trauma from certain repeated actions exceeds a certain threshold (these particular actions do not cause any pain before the threshold is reached). clicking a mouse is the most common example of such a problem. In general, preventing the build up of this trauma is far more effective than attempting to treat the RSI once problems have occurred. This talk aims to demonstrate ways to reduce the impact of repeated computer use, with little or no productivity compromise. It is aimed at people currently experiencing no difficulties using computers, and aims to help you to stay difficulty free for the rest of your life.

Afterwards, I will happily talk on a more personal level about more extreme measures that may be required to help those who are already suffering difficulties.

This talk is part of the Engineering Design Centre series.

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