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Ergonomics - Comfortable and Healthy use of Computers

Break Reminder Software

Our Linux machines have Workrave to help remind you to take regular breaks. Find it at Applications -> Accessories -> Workrave, or run workrave on the command line.

On Windows you can use "RSI prevention" from Start -> All Programs -> Maths Faculty Extra Programs. It will pop up each time you log into a Windows machine until you tell it not to.

Regular Breaks and Exercise are Good

From an article about DVT:

"researchers say anybody who uses a computer for prolonged periods should undertake frequent leg and foot exercises, and take regular breaks away from the screen."