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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Ergonomics Site! These are the top ten articles that your Ergonomics Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Avoiding Eye Strain
We use our eyes everyday for as many hours as we are awake. They CAN get over-worked. Here are a few tips to help.
2. Computer Related Injury - Why Me?
This article reviews how cause of ergonomic symptoms are identified by research. It briefly looks at the individual factors that may make one person more susceptable to injury than another and introduces the reader to some of the more well known resources for infomation about current knowledge.
3. Neck, Upper Back Tension, and Headaches
Headaches that come on during the day are often realated to work positions or practices. For those that sit during the day, the chair they use and how they use it can be important considerations. Here are some tips to gaining some control.
4. GoRiser Laptop stand - Product Review
Have you traveled with a laptop? On a recent business trip I was given a Fellowes GoRiser laptop stand. Highly portable and compact, this piece of equipment has a lot to recommend it.
5. Repetitive Strain, Cumulative Trama, Carpal Tunnel
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is considered to be a Repetitive Motion Injury (RMI) however, it can occur after only a few very stressful occurrences. Other times, it can take months or years to develop.
6. ErgoMates - Product Review
Product Review for ErgoMates, the portable and individual anti-fatigue mat you attach to your shoe.
7. Wrist Rests - Proper Use & Function
The wrist rest is probably the most widely used and misunderstood piece of ergonomic equipment available. Find out the proper use and function and learn how to avoid potential typing injuries.
8. Maps and Why They Work - or Don't
Ever wonder about maps? Why are some easy to follow and others difficult? This article guides you through the beginning concepts of mapping and introduces you to the concept of the 'Mental' or 'Cognitive' Map.
9. Proprioception - Your Internal Mapping Tool
This article describes the Proprioceptive Sense, the way the body informs us where we are in relation to ourselves. It relates this sense to Ergonomics and discusses how altered sensation may affect those with Repetitive Strain Injuries or Musculo Skeletal Injuries.
10. Breathing as a Muscular Activity
Breathing is an activity everone does. Most people take it for granted, but breathing is a complex action involving coordinated action by many muscle groups. This article takes you through identifying those groups and introduces some beginning techniques for improving your breath.
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