Preventing Aches and Pains from Computer Work
AUTHOR: Imrhan, Sheik N.
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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.
PUBLICATION DATE: 7/28/2000