Prolonged and/or repeated computer use can lead to increased risk of discomfort and computer related injuries. Typically, computer related injuries are classified as Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD) or Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI).
Computers are the tool we all have in common. Whether you use a computer in a standard office setting, in a laboratory, or in a clinic, the same ergonomic principles apply. Take time to analyze and adjust your environment. You will greatly reduce your risk of injury and you will be able to work more comfortably.