Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How to Protect Linux Users from Repetitive Strain Injury

If you are a hard core computer geek , you may be affected by Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) . RSI is an injury of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression (pressing against hard surfaces), or sustained or awkward positions.

You can beat RSI if you install Workrave on your linux machine. This program will frequently alert you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit. It tracks all of your keyboard and mouse activity. You can configure it to preplan your activity. A must for linux geeks.

Workrave is available as a package in the ubuntu repository.

$sudo apt-get install workrave will take away all your RSI troubles :D

Curtsey for the info.

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