30 Nov Jennifer Recommends: RSI Guard
I’m crazy about RSI Guard Stretch Edition, available at www.rsiguard.com. The software might best be described as a polite, helpful, and nagging ergonomic expert who keeps me comfortable all day.
A superb ergonomic expert and occupational health nurse introduced me to the software, and I’ve used it every day for well over a year now.
After answering several questions posed by the set-up wizard, RSI Guard calculated the frequency of breaks I would need and the stretches I would need to do during each break.
When it’s time for an “ergo break,” a video of someone doing a particular stretch pops up – and the software disables my mouse and keyboard! I can override this, or delay by a few minutes if I’m right in the middle of something, but generally I do the stretches right along with the video, because they keep me comfortable.
It’s been a small investment with a big pay-off.