![d00fc54d0b7ab0ed6b842c7f569d351b](/attachments/small/0/d00fc54d0b7ab0ed6b842c7f569d351b.jpg "align-right") My attention was first drawn to the VerticalMouse when I received a press release from Dutch computing ergonomic specialists [BakkerElkhuizen](http://www.bakkerelkhuizen.com/). Founded in 1994 by 'movement scientists' and ergonomists, BakkerElkhuizen is committed to linking the human being and their computers in a more natural way. The latest development from the company is a complete work set for the kind of flexible workstations that laptop driven working models demand. Consisting of a laptop holder, a compact keyboard, document holder and a vertical mouse. Regular readers of DaniWeb will know that my vision is impaired due to a medical condition, which …

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From the "some-studies-will-grasp-at-any-straw" department comes word that female tech workers are more likely than their male counterparts to get hurt in the workplace. If that's the case, I'll bet it's because men are more likely to "rub some dirt on it and shake it off," rather than report tripping over some Cat5 in the storage room. The study, conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, doesn't give a breakdown of the nature of the injuries but Computerworld's [URL="http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=storage&articleId=9118398&taxonomyId=19&intsrc=kc_top"]Patrick Thibodeau says[/URL] similar [URL="http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9115340"]past studies[/URL] indicate they're probably related to muscle strains, sprains, and bruises. Kristin VanSoest, director of operations and a …

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The End.