|Document ID (ISN)||63360|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0724-8679 - c't - Magazin fŘr Computer-Technik
|Convention or series no.
||Typing risk - Computer keyboards are the stepchildren of ergonomics
||Computertastaturen - die Stiefkinder der Ergonomie [in German]|
||Feb. 1994, No.2, p.42, 44, 46-47. Illus. 3 ref.
||A recent study of 200 office employees in Darmstadt, Germany, confirmed results of earlier studies in Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA: first symptoms of repetitive strain injury (RSI) appear after more than 5 years of keyboard operations. Pains in the fingers, wrist, shoulder and neck are typical. The first ergonomically designed computer keyboards on the market are described. Initial tests seem to indicate that they do not prevent harmful bending of the wrist.
||visual display terminals; ergonomics; office work; upper extremity disorders; design of equipment; repetitive strain injury; keyboard operations
||repetitive work; wrist lesions; musculoskeletal diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Visual display terminals (VDTs)