Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Techies learn to cope up with injuries

It was a day of revelations laced with warnings about impending doom for the 60-odd IT professionals who participated in a workshop on Computer Related Injuries (CRI) on Wednesday.

Majority of them who bore guilty looks when asked whether they huddled round their computer machines with hunched backs or banged their keyboard far too hard or complained of regular backaches and wrist pain, were given a comprehensive list of Do’s and Dont’s to prevent CRI. CRI is a disabling occupational hazard that is increasingly striking IT professionals in their prime.

According to Chennai-based CRI expert Dr Sunder S, who led the workshop organised by voluntary organisation Asha Foundation and NASSCOM held in Bangalore, CRI is broad term used to describe a collection of occupational disorders that affect neck, back, shoulders, upper and lower limbs, if the computer users practiced incorrect postures. (Via Deccan Herald )

Computer Related Injuries - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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