Archive for the 'Ergonomics' Category

New task chair for home

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

I’ve been using the following chair for a number of years now. It seemed good on paper and I ordered it up from the states but without the opportunity to try it first. I knew that was taking a chance. You really need to try a chair for a few days, preferably a week, to [...]

Mean time to music

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Recently, Mcq and I were working on a track together.  Its been a while since we’ve done this together and for my part I’ve not been making a ton of music on my own so I’m a bit rusty. We use Reason, which I used to use a lot but haven’t in a long time [...]

Microsoft “Surface”

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

The big buzz is Microsoft’s announcement of “Surface” (aka Milan), a 30″ LCD/computer/furniture that you can interact with directly without the need of a keyboard or mouse. As discussed in my previous post, while there are lots of digitizing and touch screen technologies around, with the exception of the Lemur, they’re all one pen/finger at [...]

Getting rid of the mouse: from jazzy to big

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

The keyboard/mouse combination is fine for primarily typing tasks, but the depth of interaction and expression they offer is pretty poor. The places where we see the most innovation are in music and gaming. Musicians are pushing this because they are coming from a tactile world (keyboards, guitar strings, etc). Gamers are pushing it because [...]

Open posture seating for better ergonomics

Monday, April 9th, 2007

I’m always interested in different approaches to ergonomics, especially for sitting at a computer, which I do too much of and which is mean to my body. The “normal” task seating position just isn’t normal at all, resulting in forward head carriage (as you get tired especially), poor circulation, and for me certainly, adaptive shortening [...]