Harvard RSI Action
RSI Action is a student group providing preventative education about RSI to the general public and to students at Harvard. It also provides advocacy and support for Harvard students with RSI.
-Kevin Williams, Vice President, Harvard RSI Action
Disclaimer: This web page is written and maintained by students. We are not doctors, and do not have any medical training. While every attempt is made to keep this page up-to-date with the best medical advice we have received, it is not a substitute for obtaining professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. While it is sometimes difficult to find doctors with knowledge and experience with RSI, this should never prevent you from seeing a doctor. Finding a doctor with the proper experience is well worth the effort.
WARNING SIGNS OF REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY (RSI)
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) can affect the neck, shoulders, upper back, upper arm, elbows, forearms, wrists, thumbs or fingers. Warning signs of RSI can appear in any of those areas.
A Glossary of Common RSI Terminology
Try the Ergonomics Workstation Setup Tool
See Approved Ergonomic Equipment/ Products
Use PC Keyboard Shortcuts
Use Macintosh Keyboard Shortcuts
This checklist can help you create a safe and comfortable computer workstation. You can also use it in conjunction with the purchasing guide checklist. A "no" response indicates that a problem may exist. Refer to the appropriate section of the eTool for assistance and ideas about how to analyze and control the problem.
Positioning or using your computer improperly can lead to various injuries, from the short term discomfort of headaches to potentially debilitating conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
HealthyComputing.com has assembled the world's foremost experts to provide unbiased information on computer-related health and safety. Developed through the joint efforts of nearly a dozen leading ergonomists, physicians, and physical therapists, HealthyComputing.com is the premier source for office ergonomics.
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