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    This is very relevant as I’ve been working with a therapist this month to fix my posture and ergonomics after developing tendonitis in my wrist and shoulder. I’d like to stop it now before it becomes carpal tunnel which my understanding it can be difficult to treat.

    Would love to hear what others are doing to make their computer centric work and life more body-friendly.

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      Find a friendly gym. I use the one at my local tech uni. It’s boring, annoying, painful at first, and takes time. But your body will tell you that it is worth it. You don’t need to grow mucles there, just go regularly to move and get some blood flowing in parts of your body which are usually neglected. Especially when I start feeling pain in wrists and fingers, I can go there and the pain gets fixed. Sometimes I use the time there to reflect on things I’m working on, and already even found bugs in my code that way. You should get an intro from either staff or someone experienced. If you they ask you what you want, and you don’t really know, just ask for a set of exercises that will keep your back in good shape. Worked well for me.

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        Switching to a split keyboard (kinesis freestyle 2) and 70-degree-rotated mouse (like the Microsoft sidewinder) helped a fair bit, as did getting a good chair. All told I’ve spent about $1200 on ergonomic equipment and it all feels well spent.

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          I’ve been wearing wrist braces for about a month now. They’ve helped immensely. Also I’ve been trying to understand posture and ergonomics, like you… it’s hard; I never really paid much attention before.

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          The software here sounds like it could be Dragon with the Verbal Vim commands? It sounds almost identical to this 2013 PyCon talk by Tavis Rudd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SkdfdXWYaI

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            From the article:

            “The silver bullet” came when Moyher found a video presentation by developer and coder Travis Rudd, which appeared online in 2013 shortly after his diagnosis, that took viewers step-by-step through Rudd’s own RSI experience. The 28-minute video shows Rudd breaking down exactly how he customized Dragon NaturallySpeaking, a voice-recognition software suite, to write code in the Python language using nothing other than his voice. This countered the wisdom Moyher had seen in forums about RSI and coding, declaring that Dragon’s usefulness in coding was limited. “Don’t do it, it’s impossible,” was the common wisdom, Moyher said.