IMAK Smart Glove

By Derek Sooman on December 10, 2002, 8:37 AM
"Have you ever woken up and found that your hands have fallen asleep? Have your fingers ever tingled or gone numb when typing? Or have you ever lost your grip on something and dropped it? These are all things that can happen to someone who uses computers extensively..."

Well, I can tell you that I certainly have. I routinely awaken to the cold dumbness of asleep hands. And that RSI pain carry-on in the hands and wrists is not nice, I can tell you.

Enter the IMAK Smart Glove, a product reviewed by Adam "StoneTable" Israel of Arstechnica.com here.

"The premise behind the gloves is simple--to keep your wrists at the proper angle during repetitive movement. In theory, this prevents the kind of damage that can be caused by repeated physical motion, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, repetitive motion injury, or general muscle tenderness."

And they seem to work, too:

"I would highly recommend it to anyone who uses a computer for hours on end, especially if you already have symptoms of a repetitive injury..." writes StoneTable.

More here.




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Vehementi said:
I thought IMAK was a play of words on your part P66, and it was some Macintosh business...You don't really need this if you have a Natural keyboard do ya?That's never happened to me, but hey, I'm young...
poertner_1274 said:
I can say that there have been times when typing on my computer writing a paper, or just messing around that my hands have began to hurt. But I just switch my setup and they are fine again. I don't see a need to go out and buy some gloves to achieve stress relief, but others might.......I also can't imagine them being all that comfortable to start off with.
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