James Thompson

Startling research about RSI and the benefits of Maltron Keyboards

In the United Kingdom, where the Maltron keyboard originated over 25 years ago, much research has been undertaken on Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and the advantages of the Maltron keyboard in helping to prevent and manage this condition. Unfortunately similar research has not been conducted in Australia, but we hope in the future it will be. Particularly when the figures are so alarming and the benefits of Maltron keyboards so striking.

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Work related strain injuries

Strain injuries at work, the most common being Repetitive Strain Injury are caused by excessive force being imposed on muscles, tendons, joints and the nervous system by some working practices (such as typing). When the strain is of short duration accompanied by adequate rest it generally does not cause significant damage. However, with work practices being increasingly sedentary and with the overwhelming majority of jobs requiring long periods of keyboard use, this can result in very frequent exertions of forced static postures which can result in a loss of capacity in the affected limbs.

The three main factors that can lead to strain injuries include:

FORCE – the application of excessive manual force

FREQUENCY AND DURATION OF MOVEMENT – including rates of working which are intense and repetitive

AWKWARD OR RIGID POSTURE – particularly of hand, wrist, arm or shoulder

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Australia lags behind in disability employment

Research by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reveals that Australia is falling behind other developed nations in the provision of employment and other opportunities for people with a disability (PWD).

Australia ranks 21st out of 29 OECD countries in the provision of employment opportunities for those with a disability and the proportion of disabled Australians who live in poverty, 45%, is double the OECD average.  Unemployment rates for PWD within Australia are also double the rate of people without disabilities/serious health problems.

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Don’t just take our word for it

Of course we think that Maltron keyboards are the best thing since the computer.  But don’t just take our word for it.  Check out these Maltron product reviews:

  • From Joe, a court reporter who’s been using the same Maltron keyboard since 1986 (his blog was posted in 2005), and who has mastered the keyboard to the extent that he can now type in real-time.
  • From Karl, a computer programmer who not only used a Maltron keyboard to write a book but has also been able to facilitate his career without sacrificing his love of playing music.
  • This Maltron owner who reveals the outcome of his comparison between the Maltron keyboard and another ergonomic keyboard.
  • ‘Answer 5’ on this RSI website who adds his endorsement and quotes that 600 sufferers worldwide from RSI are back to work now thanks to the Maltron keyboard.

Maltron keyboards are designed for anyone who wants to avoid or minimise the effects of Repetitive Strain Injury and for people who are unable to use both or one of their hands.

Have you used the Maltron keyboard?  We’d like to hear from you!  Add your product review to the comments section below.

And if not, contact us to order your Maltron keyboard today.

Revolutionary Maltron keyboard helps prevent Repetitive Strain Injury

What is RSI?

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) (also known as repetitive stress injury, occupational overuse syndrome and regional musculoskeletal disorder) is an injury of the musculoskeletal and nervous system caused by prolonged repetitive hand movements or sustained or awkward positions, such as those involved in computer, mouse and keyboard use. 

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