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- BackTPack, (shown at right)
P.O. Box 5955
Salem, OR 97135
Unique backpack for children and adults developed by Marilyn Miller von Foerster, P.T.
Distributes weight evenly on the sides, rather than the back, improving posture and reducing back strain.
- BackTPack 1, has smaller bags, fewer features, and seven colors. Fits most people 4'4" to 6'3". See website for more details.
$50.00 plus shipping.
- BackTPack 2 model comes in two sizes and nine jazzy color combinations. Standard fits 4'4" to 6'3" and has larger sidebags. Small fits 4'1" to 5'7" with smaller sidebags. See website for more details.
$65 plus shipping.
- Free Typing Games
All kinds of free games with scoring and typing levels incorporated, from action heroes to nature themes, games with cool music, relaxation games....lots to pick from to make it fun to learn to type fast and accurately.
- Jumpstart Typing(Windows or Mac)
www.Amazon.com $9.79 to $19.99
Typing lessons in a game format. Makes learning to type fun and easy. Geared for children 7-10 years old, but is entertaining enough for adults who need to learn to type, too! Learning to type without looking at the keys is important for a head-up neutral posture. When you buy, verify that the software will run on your computer. There are many versions available, including Mac.
Repetitive Strain Injury: A Computer User's Guide, by Emil Pascarelli and Deborah Quilter. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1994; ISBN: 0471595330.
It's Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! by Suparna Damany, Jack Bellis, and Martin Cherniack. Simax, April 26, 2000; ISBN: 0965510999
Children and Safe Computing: Keep Your Child RSI-Free, by Maureen Clancy.New York: Upright Press, 1999 (out of print. Please check http://www.worldcat.org/ to find a copy in a library near you).
Cornell University Ergonomics Website
Healthy Computing: Ergonomics for Kids
Deborah Quilter's RSI help
Guidelines for Parents Interested in Reducing the Risks of Computer-Related Repetitive Strain Injury in Children
Ergonomics for Kids
Canada Safety Council
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