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Document ID (ISN)63360
CIS number 94-1964
ISSN - Serial title 0724-8679 - c't - Magazin fŘr Computer-Technik
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rudolph M.T.
Title Typing risk - Computer keyboards are the stepchildren of ergonomics
Original title Computertastaturen - die Stiefkinder der Ergonomie [in German]
Bibliographic information Feb. 1994, No.2, p.42, 44, 46-47. Illus. 3 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) visual display terminals; ergonomics; office work; upper extremity disorders; design of equipment; repetitive strain injury; keyboard operations
Descriptors (secondary) repetitive work; wrist lesions; musculoskeletal diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system