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Subject:Re: Injuries and CTS From:jenv <jvettrli -at- NETCOM -dot- CA> Date:Fri, 12 Feb 1999 12:41:20 -0500
>Two of my cow-orkers are involved in multimedia production. Each of them
>found that after extended periods of pointing-and-clicking in the authoring
>tools, their wrists ached. The solution they hit upon was a stylus and
>tablet in place of the mouse. I've not heard a complaint since (apart from
>those of people who need to use their PCs and can't get used to the stylus,
>which does take a bit of practice).
Sorry, I just had to throw in my two cents on this....
I used to get tendonitis flareups in my shoulder and just below the elbow
from long sessions of "mousing". I then switched to a stylus and tablet,
where you "click" by pressing the stylus down. I wound up with wrist pain.
My current "solution" (still looking for a better one) is multiple pointing
devices -- sometimes the stylus and tablet using my right hand, sometimes
the mouse (which has a wheel for scrolling) with my left hand, sometimes
the numeric keypad on my keyboard (which features a button you can push to
enable to keypad to take control of the cursor).
And sometimes I just grab a notebook and fountain pen (you don't need to
press down as much as with a ballpoint) and go to the park or a cafe. ;)