Preventing Aches and Pains from Computer Work 9781587213502

Preventing Aches and Pains from Computer Work

ISBN-10: 1587213508
ISBN-13: 9781587213502
PUBLISHER: AuthorHouse
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Product Description: In Preventing Aches and Pains from Computer Work, a guide for the layperson, Dr. Imrhan discusses the causes and consequences of computer work-related stresses and strains, and describes a variety of solutions to these problems. Dr. Imrhan answers questions about everything, from carpal tunnel syndrome to headaches, backaches, and eyestrain. While these topics are technical, this book is written in simple language, in a style that makes you feel as if you are reading a novel. Anyone who sits in front of a computer for hours must read this book. It can save you much suffering from work-related stress, many visits to the doctor, and many pain killers. This book is also a must for those who want to apply the science of ergonomics for improving productivity from computer work.

The book deals mainly with three maladies: hand-wrist pains; lower back pains; and vision strain. Dr. Imrhan explains how these problems may be caused by the nature of your work, your furniture, your computer equipment, or lighting. He explains how what seems like small trivial discomfort can lead to chronic aches and pains; and you are taught how to evaluate your computer workstation: What should be the right height for your desk, or computer monitor, or seat? How bright should be the overhead lighting? Are footrests necessary? What obligation does your employer have in helping you prevent aches and pains from work? These questions are answered in great detail, and in a style that even the layperson can understand.

This book was first published in 1996 with the title Help! My Computer is Killing Me. A few minor revisions have been made, mostly in the chapter on 'The Keyboard.' That earlier version received tremendous media coverage nationally and internationally. CNN carried a 5-minute interview with Dr. Imrhan, and several other TV stations transmitted more extensive interviews. Dr. Imrhan was also the guest on many local and syndicated radio programs, explaining the value of this book to people who sit in front of computers. The book was also cited in numerous newspapers and magazines.

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