One of my friends came up to me yesterday suffering from severe repetitive stress injuries (RSI) to his wrists from typing. He was curious about on-line resources about this problem. So I've created this page as a bookmark to various pages I've found about RSI and other painful wrist syndromes.
Let me state up front that I have a Macintosh bias. I have painful wrists too, so I'm sympathetic. Ouch. Note that many signers (ASL, JSL) have repetitive stress injuries in their wrists and arms. This page can't help those folks too much except to recommend splints and lots of rest...
Please note that this page is not being actively updated. Sorry!
I'm a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology at Yale University studying Deaf communities, Deaf culture, Deaf history, and Deaf political/social movements in Japan and the United States (or so my advisors think). My personal home page is here.
You can now run a search on the entire contents of the RSI & Deaf Resource Libraries. Search engine courtesy of Digital's Alta-Vista. I wrote the custom Perl redirect hack.
The most often referenced software for speech recognition on the Macintosh is Articulate system's Power Secretary. Power Secretary is based on core technology from DragonDictate, a popular PC based speech recognition system. Here are some links that are interesting:
Here are some people who sell Power Secretary:
From TidBits Copyright 1990-1994 Adam & Tonya Engst. Details at end of issue. Automated info:
Comments: -------------------------------------------------------------- RSI News Andy Williams passed on the news that the American Physical Therapy Association is sponsoring two free days of phone help to help those affected by the "Information Revolution." Sounds like a good time to call to chat about your carpal tunnel or tendonitis. The dates are 02-Feb-94 and 03-Feb-94 and the phone number is 800/995-7848. RSI Newsletter Another resource for those suffering from RSI problems is the RSI Newsletter, published by Caroline Rose and distributed electronically in setext form (suitable for framing, or viewing with Easy View) by Craig O'Donnell . The RSI Newsletter has been around for 14 months, which qualifies it as a geezer resource on the fast moving nets. Maybe its longevity can help convince businesses and organizations that repetitive stress injuries are real. To subscribe, send Craig email at the above address and put "RSI Newsletter" (without the quotes) in the Subject: line. Craig's mailer will add you to the list automatically, but he can't answer personally (he has RSI problems too). To check out the information that has appeared in the RSI Newsletter in the past via both FTP and Gopher, explore the URLs below, which also should point you to other RSI resources. gopher://sjuvm.stjohns.edu ftp://world.std.com/pub/rsi ftp://soda.berkeley.edu/pub/typing-injury/rsi-network SOREHAND List Although the RSI Newsletter publishes letters from readers, for true discussion, check out the SOREHAND list. To subscribe, send email to: with this line in the body of the message (no Subject necessary): SUBSCRIBE SOREHAND Your Full Name
This page last updated on February 18, 2000.
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