Facts about RSI
RSI is one of Sweden’s most common conditions:
- Increased stiffness in the neck and shoulder area. Gradually becoming a dull ache, which may spread to the arm.
- At stage two, the ache extends down to the elbow joint and the pain increases.
- At stage three, the pain becomes excruciating and it is difficult to find relief in the elbow, wrist or shoulder. Neck stiffness can also increase.
- At the final stage, the sufferer is unable to carry out work involving a computer mouse and can affect many other tasks too.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
The carpal tunnel is a narrow part the wrist that resembles a tunnel, in which nerves and blood vessels are contained. Repeated flexing of the wrist through contraction of the muscles compresses the tunnel. This leads to impaired circulation and tenderness with subsequent pain. Prolonged periods of working with a flexed wrist, significantly increase the risk of permanent damage to the soft tissue which can lose its elasticity which causes the carpal tunnel to remain rigid.
DUOPAD PREVENTS RSI FROM MOUSE USE
DuoPad follows your arms movements instead of your body having to adjust to a stationary wrist support on your desk. The placement under the wrist gives a support to the very sensitive carpaltunnel. The lightweight(4 grams) and springy support allows your wrist to stay straight when using a mouse/keyboard and therefore will ease and prevent tension in the hand-shoulder-neck area.
Statistics on children and RSI
- 5% of all 5-year-olds play computer games for at least one hour per day
- 63% of all 5-year-olds play computer games 1-10 hours / week
- 30% of all 15-year-olds in Sweden playing computer games for at least 3 hours per day
- The average age for getting a personal computer is 8.8 years old
- For every new survey that is carried out, the number of hours in front of computer increases
- 15% of all 15-year-olds spend 30-40 hours / week in front of computer
Source: Survey by SIFO
DuoPad can prevent your child from getting RSI.