How to prevent typing injuries!
November 1, 2012 10:44 AM Subscribe
I became a full-time author 2 months ago, and my hands are starting to get stiff. What do I do to prevent wrist/hand injuries?
posted by sdis to computers & internet (17 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I've always used my computer a lot, but now it's my job, so I'm typing away for 7-8 hours a day in addition to my leisure, computer-related activities. How do I do this safetly?
Due to a tiny apartment and currently low income, I'm a little restricted in terms of furniture, desk use and expensive new purchases. My wife and I alternate use of the bedroom/livingroom/office (we like to work alone), so I work for 4 hours in the kitchen in the morning and 4 hours in our bedroom in the afternoon. If there are keyboards or wrist braces or something that are helpful, that'd be most convenient.
As is, the seating situation in the kitchen kind of sucks; I've turned a wooden bench, a giant pile of memory foam pillows and a stool into some sort of lounge chair arrangement where I can put my feet up and type with my laptop on my lap. It's almost comfortable.
The bedroom is mostly comfortable; I'm typing in an IKEA Poang chair
with my feet up.