Sunday, March 13, 2005

ALL thumbs

D r. Tom Lazoff, a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician with Fort Wayne Orthopedics, is accustomed to treating patients with repetitive motion injuries such as “tennis elbow” or “trigger finger.”

Will there come a time when Lazoff will be seeing cases of “cell phone wrist” or “Xbox thumb”?

If some experts in ergonomics – the science of adapting the work environment to the human body – are to be believed, that day is fast approaching.

Hurting Thumb - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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