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Hi, my name is David and I use a computer a lot in the course of my work, IT, media production and website design (including this one!)

I'm not medically trained but I decided to assemble the essence of RSI into one place to help other RSI sufferers. I've  also invented a device which might be a great help to alleviate the pain of RSI under some conditions (not all!). This will be outlined later.

A few years ago I developed extreme pain in my upper arm, shoulder and back while working on some websites. 

I'd been sitting in the same position, at the same desk, using the same computer keyboard and mouse, for at least 2 years, without any problems at all. 

So I was surprised to experience this pain as I didn't seem to be doing anything different, so why had it suddenly started?

The pain was so intense I couldn't use my computer which was very worrying because I'm self employed and if I don't work, I don't earn any money.

I researched all around the Internet and could find no information to lead me to any conclusions as to why this problem suddenly started, apart from a lot of other people with the same condition. Also I could not find any real cure or solution to the problem.

This went on for some time. I had to do small amounts of work, and take a lot of rest periods. I went to see my GP and a Physiotherapist, but neither could suggest any solutions apart some partial remedies which might or might not work with some types of RSI. 

Being a bit of an inventor, knowing a bit about the human anatomy, and being an amateur designer and engineer, I decided to test out a theory regarding the cause and possible solution to my problem.

Over a couple of months I tried out my theory, and built a device which after quite a few trial and error problems, had the desired effect. 

If I used the device the pain went away, and if I didn't use it, the pain came back .... simple as that, black and white, pain on .. pain off. I must emphasise that this device is principally intended for computer users, and won't help with all types of RSI - see:

I continued to use it for several months, still gradually perfecting the way it worked. Eventually the pain went away almost completely. I still get minor attacks of the pain if I spend too much time on my computer but now know how to deal with it, and it is no longer a particular problem.

To cut a long story short, and it's taken about 5 years! I now have the UK patent on the device and am going through the process of trying to raise sufficient money to get the device properly designed and manufactured. The prototype system I developed was unsuitable for general manufacturing (too Heath Robinson!) and I'm employing a professional CAD engineer and designer to move my design forward to one which can be appreciated by the general public. 

This device should be hopefully in production during 2016, assuming I can raise the money.







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