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20-20-20 Rule Every 20 minutes of looking at the screen, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Also, try to blink a lot. Adjusting settings Using a larger font to read helps to reduce eye strain. Adjusting your brightness helps, usually brighter screens are better in brighter rooms, dimmer screens are better in dark rooms. Also, try to make your ...


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There are some options you have to reduce eye strain. You can get an anti glare cover for your monitor You can also adjust lighting of your work area (not always possible) by lowering internal lighting and blocking external lighting. You can adjust the setting of your monitor to make the brightness similar to your surroundings which will help with strain ...


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The primary risk is what is called Computer Vision Syndrome (ref, ref, ref). The American Optometric Association (referenced above) recommends the following changes in viewing habits to alleviate symptoms: Some important factors in preventing or reducing the symptoms of CVS have to do with the computer and how it is used. This includes lighting ...


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There are two mechanisms of action how light affect humans discussed here: Amount of energy: shorter (blue) wavelengths are more energetic than lower (red), so it can be assumed that they damage photoreceptors more. Psychological: bluish light is associated with day by our biochemistry. Higher amounts of bluish light makes our brains more awake (e.g. ...


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You can also use f.lux, it is a software that adjusts automatically and according to your location the brightness and contrast of your monitor. It lowers UV light during day, and lowers IR light during night.


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Like all things too much of anything is bad for you. As a designer working in the tech industry for over a decade, here's a few things I experienced and that might (I hope not) impact you. wrists from over use of keyboard and mouse circulation problems from being seated for too long eye sight posture problems social effects of not going out and socializing ...


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RSI refers to Repetitive Stress Injury. You see the word 'repetitive' there? So, it has to come with anything that you repeatedly do. No matter wrist, ankle, elbow, knee! But then, if you think a bit more, the strength we have in our extremities is different from each other. Said that, by nature, legs are stronger than hands. Extending this further, toes ...


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The Vision Council, which represents the manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry, suggests the following tips to prevent and lessen digital eye strain: Adjust the brightness of your device. Consider changing your background color from bright white to cool gray. Attach a glare reduction filter to your computer screen. Frequently dust and wipe ...


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There are several good tips to help avoid voice strain. Like you said, drink a lot of water (6-8 glasses a day); also, limit your intake of caffeinated drinks or alcoholic drinks, as they dry your throat When you are talking, support your voice with deep breaths, like singers have to; speaking from your diaphragm puts less stress on your voice and also ...


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The health of your eyesight when using computer it really depends what kind of screen you're using and many other factors (DNA, diet, etc.), but in general, modern monitors (such as LCD, LED-backlit, white-LED, OLED) does nothing to the health of your eyes, unless you're still using CRT monitor. The bigger issue is rather neck and back if you don't site ...


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When working with speech recognition systems, you should take the following steps to minimise strain: sit comfortably, poor posture in sitting can lead to: swallowing, talking and breathing difficulties if your chest is slumped and unable to expand (source), speak at a normal pitch/volume, take breaks, drink regularly. Source: NHS: Voice Recognition ...


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One answer to this is give it some time. Your voice will get used to being used much more than it has in the past. When I became a teaching assistant I was suddenly using my voice to address large groups for long periods of time when I had previously only been using it for occasional conversation. My voice was raw for a few days at the beginning of the ...


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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on a nerve (median nerve) going through your wrist. {1} Pressure or swelling of the median nerve causes CTS and making the same hand movements over and over may induce swelling. The swelling can get even worse if the wrist is bent down (your ...


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Reading is better for dark text on light background than for light text on dark background. We investigated the underlying mechanism by assessing pupil size and proofreading performance when reading positive and negative polarity texts. In particular, we tested the display luminance hypothesis which postulates that the typically greater brightness of ...


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Is the blue light emitted by computer monitors deleterious for the human eyes? No. UV from the Sun (or other strong UV sources, such as germicidal bulbs) is harmful. Blue light from a computer monitor or cellphone contains insufficient ultraviolet light to harm the eyes, the problem is that blue light causes the suppression of melatonin which affects the ...


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The image you drew to image the pain is almost perfectly aligned with your wrist muscles, specifically: Book Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Do you feel the pain on the palm (anterior) side too? The above muscles work with: Book Flexor Carpi Radialis Flexor Carpi Ulnaris to create a ulnar (towards ...


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After experimenting different motions with my mouse for some while, I'm now certain it has to do with the effort spent in mouse-movement. I feel that it's the hand-movement that causes the pain rather than the clicks. Anyway my system (Win8.1) is configured with max speed, but I believe this already fits in another scope. Which led me to the following ...


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You produce sound by flowing air through your vocal folds and making them oscillate. More oscillations produce a higher sound frequency, while less oscillations produce a lower sound frequency. You can also alter the shape of your folds and mouth to produce different sounds and words. The above taken into consideration, I'd choose words that cost the ...


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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is compression of the median nerve. You have several muscles that go through a band (tunnel) which your median nerve uses as well. For whatever reason, if for overuse causing inflammation, structural damage, etc, the median nerve gets compressed you will start to feel tingling sensations. There are a few tests including Tinel's ...


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I can share my personal experience with you. I'm a 31 year old guy with a sedentary job where I need to spend hours on my computer. I developed lower back pain around 6-7 years ago and more recently upper back and neck pain. I went for Physiotherapy and felt relieved from the pain. So my answer will be based on recommendations of my physiotherapist. Before ...


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I don't have any information about whether the Benq monitor in particular will effectively reduce blue light. But to your question... "Is it helpful?" This article is fairly well referenced, and includes an interview with Dr Wunsch, a German light therapist. In summary, it seems long exposure to blue light from artificial sources is indeed a bad for you ...


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I have a very easy solution that will work great for you. I had similar problem. I was developing potentially impairing carpal tunnel syndrome on my right hand. I simply taught myself to use the mouse with my left hand. It is actually really easy. You really do not need to be ambidextrous. Within 5 to 10 minutes, you probably will forget you are using ...


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I have suffered acutely from this phenomenon, and tried every single item in the list given in the accepted answer (as well as many others). The most important thing I found is separating the click from the move. So one hand moves and the other clicks. I've mapped the "Fn" key on the bottom left of my Apple wireless keyboard to the left mouse button using "...


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I don't know if there is research on this, but if not, this might help. Natural daylight contains a wide range of light frequencies - hence the rainbow, when it's split up. At different times of day, the light has to travel through a different distance in the atmosphere, which tends to absorb some frequencies, and scatter others. This is why the sky ...


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Note This answer is not a substitute for medical advice and medical advice questions are off-topic here. If you have concerns about your eyesight you must speak to your optometrist (or ophthalmologist if you are under their treatment). Question 1 - Can nearsightedness be just a result of eyes getting accustomed to working at very close distances most of ...


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To first establish a baseline: Reading is great for your brain, your mind, your intellect. But it can be bad for everything else. You sit, you concentrate, you stress your eyes. It is such a common causal connection that the NHS simplifies the analysis of causes for myopia down to genes and: Short-sightedness (myopia) usually occurs when the eyes grow ...


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I agree with the other answer and wanted to add a few things. At most larger healthcare systems in the USA, EHRs are used. Paper is still sometimes used in smaller practices, but rarely. In the USA physician documentation is called notes, not letters. Letters generally are directed to a particular individual, for example to a specialist or work note, etc. ...


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I actually did a study on this (pains relation to posture) providing ergonomic assessments and follow ups for office workers. Ideally you'd look something like this: http://www.victoriamassagetherapy.ca/userfiles/image/Ergonomics2.jpg They have carpal tunnel wrist guards that I'm sure you'd love to wear. I'd sit on a Swiss Ball -- doubt this is ...


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When you have a laptop on your thighs and you type, the wrists are bent upwards (forcedly) more than when you have a laptop on the table (higher). Also, arms bent forward and without support can pose a lot of burden on the upper back muscles. Some sort of table (even portable) can help.


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Since you wish to contribute to research, I suggest you go to PubMed and read as many recent papers published on the topic to acquaint yourself with the latest developments to see if there is anything that you can contribute towards.


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