Working from home has meant an extra 4 hrs sitting a day this study reckons. And where are people doing their working from home? You'd be surprised (or perhaps not surprised) to find its mostly NOT at a desk. Some perhaps predicable, but nevertheless rather concerning findings for those responsible for health and wellbeing of remote working employees.
Intel have deployed Wellnomics Risk Management software to 118,000 employees worldwide to protect them from computer use related musculoskeletal injuries. Their Wellnomics software has become even more helpful and important with Covid-19 working from home.
Modern computer use does not cause RSI.
The forces are two small
The repetition is too low
What people experience is not best described as an "injury".
What computer use causes is CPS!
If your organization is implementing sit-stand workstations, you'd be wise to consider the latest research findings about how to make adjustable height standing desk / sit-stand workstations truly effective.
A great deal of misunderstanding exists about what Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) actually is, and what really causes it for computer users. Here are 10 of the most common RSI myths and misconceptions associated with computer use.