ERGONOME INCORPORATED is a privately held New York corporation. It was formed in October, 1993, for the purposes of packaging and marketing a methodology for preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other Repetitive Stress Injuries caused by the use of incorrect hand and finger positions and motions at the computer keyboard. This methodology exists in software and print form, is proprietary to the Company, and it remains the first and only such methodology in existence.
This methodology was developed over a ten-year period by Stephanie Brown, an internationally-known concert pianist, and is equally applicable as prevention for those at risk and as retraining for the already injured. It was first published by the Company in February, 1994, as a 100-page book with 88 photographs called “Preventing Computer Injury: The HAND Book”, and since its publication, it has received virtually unanimous acclaim from medical, governmental, industry, and occupational health and safety experts as the definitive text on correct keyboard use. In 1995, the Company created a software version of “The HAND Book” called “KeyMoves” — an exciting, engaging, user-friendly tutorial program with 100 color screens.
The original KeyMoves software, versions 1.0 and 2.x, became the foundation for the full KeyMoves Training Program, version 3.5, which was piloted at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories in 1999-2000 and released for Internet distribution in January, 2001.
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