Tools to Give your Eyes a Break and Prevent Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI and Eyes-related problems such as computer eye strain are common among people who works at a computer for several hours a day.
How to to ease computer eye strain and avoid eye strain or how to prevent Repetitive Strain Injury? We will discuss about two software that will actually help you to take a small break and thus will help you in preventing these health problems.
Children when they play video games will often forget about the real world and will continuously play for hours. This can cause eye related problems. Software engineers or people who works at a computer for long hours are prone to RSI.
There are many tools and methods to avoid computer related eye-problems and Repetitive Strain Injury. Recently I came across a nice small software which can actually force you to take break during the work and look at distant objects. There is another software that helps you to focus on getting tasks done by reminding you that you’re procrastinating and alerts you to take micro-pauses. Let us discuss more about these tools.
Eyes Relax – A simple tool to give your eyes a break
Eyes Relax is a utility that helps avoiding eyes-related problems when working at a computer for several hours. The cool feature of this tool is the password-protected Parent Mode. You can set a password and change the Break type to blank screen. In Parent mode the user is forced to take breaks since during the break the computer is locked. See below.
If you want to cancel the lock you need to enter the password. This is particularly useful for parents whose children spend long hours in front of computer playing video games etc. See below.
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Workrave to prevent and recover from Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
There are many tools that will assist you in preventing Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Workrave is a nice tool that can really assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit.
Workrave has many configurable features including the block mode where you can configure block mode as no blocking, block input, block input and screen. The screen will will block you from using the computer for the specified amount of time. The alert message will remind you of the upcoming break. The tool allows you to configure micro break, Rest break and Daily limit. See below