[Gllug] OT Spinal injuries and computer working positions

M.Blackmore mblackmore at oxlug.org
Fri Apr 21 08:41:13 UTC 2006

ANyone anyidea how one could make a rising and falling desk? So one can
have it go up to standing height, or drop down to near the floor so one
could sit in semi-lotus position upon it...

Also, does anyone make a swinging keyboard arm that could be brought
into place?

Just some thoughts...

On Wed, 2006-04-19 at 22:55 +0100, will wrote:
> M.Blackmore wrote:
> > Anyone else got rather bad spinal injuries? I damaged spinal bones in
> > two places in my late teens (building site mishap) and then was well and
> > truly whiplashed (ooh err, but not like that, alas).
> > 
> > Now, at 50, I have a lot of trouble indeed with scar tissue and fibrotic
> > muscles and trapped nerves. Painful and debilitating, sleep disruptive,
> > and make sitting at a normal desk for any time difficult.
> Is standing uncomfortable?  If not you could give it a go as someone at 
> Pixar seems to have done (a few photos down, somewhat unrelated article):
> http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=19658#1
> Also, I saw a blog post a few weeks ago about a cartoonist with back 
> problems who made himself a support for his chest and shoulders to allow 
> him to lie on his front on the floor with his chest raised from the 
> ground.  Can't find the link though, sorry.
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