Navigation Links
Forearm Support Promises Fewer on the Job Injury for Computer Professionals

According to the research conducted by Professor David Rempel from the University of California, San Francisco it is found that computer users //suffer from a variety of occupational injuries. Hence he developed the simple forearm support which avoids the pain that can come with long days at the computer.

He studied 182 workers at a call centre who received forearm supports for their desks for a year. They suffered less pain in the neck, shoulders, arm, wrist or hand. The findings were published in the latest issue of the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The forearm support consists of a padded board that attaches to the front edge of workers desks.

The support is placed right under the forearm, positioning computer users' arms in a way that releases tension in the shoulder muscles. They are of great use when employers spend substantial time in front of a computer. The results were much better when compared to using a trackball, a large ball installed next to the computer keyboard that takes the place of the mouse. But some workers complained of discomfort, others found it hard to use. All employees were also given ergonomics training so they could learn how to make their entire workstation more comfortable.

When the participants were followed for a year Rempel's team found workers who used a forearm support were half as likely as those who received only ergonomics training to be diagnosed with a neck or shoulder injury. But the cost factor is on the higher side. But when one calculates the money spent for these occupational injuries for over a period of 10 months then it would be a worth while investment.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Forearm Support for Office Desks Could Be a Boon
2. Forearmed Against Bird Flu? Study Of Vaccine
3. Support therapy helps breast cancer patients
4. Support for patients with Leg Pain
5. WHO To Support Public Health Threats
6. Support Services found to Dramatically Impact Pediatric Health Care
7. Britney Spears Donates $50 000 To Support Cancer Patients
8. Supportive spouse help ease job strain on blood pressure
9. Biopsies Of Human Skin And Bone Marrow Support T Cell Development
10. Woodruff Foundation Grant To Support Doctorate Of Nursing Practice Program
11. Blair Offers James Support To Fight AIDS
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office of ... elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office remain ... to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many kids this ... by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids excited about ... ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having fun and ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and the loss of ... William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six children, ten grandchildren, ... Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier pilot, he spent ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one ... an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal ... controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , a leader in healthcare events ... Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during the ... The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range of sectors. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... DIEGO , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN ... medical device is now successfully helping those with the ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, ... dressed and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at ... in painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... R.I. , Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... the fields of bioinformatics and immune engineering, ... a protective avian influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... distantly related to seasonal influenza and presents ... rely on prior exposure to be effective. ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... , Sept. 12, 2017  ValGenesis Inc., ... Solutions (VLMS), is pleased to announce the appointment ... member of its Board of Directors and Chairman ... VLMS enables life science companies to manage their ... use of paper in this process. Furthermore, ValGenesis ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: