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Author Topic: Workrave - Repetitive Strain Injury prevention software  (Read 3913 times)

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Workrave - Repetitive Strain Injury prevention software
« on: April 21, 2007, 04:09:12 AM »
First see: http://en.wikipedia....titive_strain_injury
Then see workrave.org

It's really useful for chaps who tend to get very involved in work.
Workrave sort of gives a 30 second countdown timer and then locks your input devices so that you can see the normal screen but nothing works.
That's a "microbreak" - the default is one every three minutes!!
A rest break is about 5 minutes long and can be set at particular time intervals
You can also skip or postpone the break notifications

And then there is a set of pictures of a (virtual) young girl showing you various exercises. You simply have to do as she does, so you get time to give your brain a break.
See http://workrave.org/screenshots/windows/

very very useful for everyone.

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workrave-exercises.gif
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workrave-rest-break.png
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workrave-prelude.gif
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workrave-preferences.gif
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workrave-main-window.png
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« Last Edit: April 21, 2007, 05:26:35 AM by 2stepsback »

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Re: Workrave - Repetitive Strain Injury prevention software
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2007, 05:09:15 AM »
very nice  :up:

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Re: Workrave - Repetitive Strain Injury prevention software
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2007, 03:58:23 AM »
great post
great programme  :)

I used to use it but now use App's Instant Boss

[had to go to Google to find that link!]

miss those exercises actually ...
Tom