Artwork does not show text: KS = Key Strokes (similar to pedometer) and RF = Risk Factor (measured by RGB or mono-chromatic LED meter/display) I took more than 2 minutes to make my artwork this time around. Adobe Illustrator & PS
Ligaments that move during finger and wrist movements can be calculated into regional sensors that via wireless fidelity produces a reading to your smart phone;CPU, email or direct to your doctor. This can measure the amount of computer usage you are doing and beep along the way to carpal hell ... or prevention.
Pressure activated wireless communication could be used as an additional option to your concept. The wireless connectivity could be connected to the wristband or massage bracelet. Based on pressure calibrations and prolonged wrist motion (you metioned) the bracelet is activated. Of course, the design could be customized to personal user settings.
I think this could be a good software product, if it doesn't already exist, since the computer you're using can do the work without wearing anything.
Very true Barry, and thanks. Wow, a two-way street idea. I work as a Designer 8 hours a day and I've noticed telephone usage also... CD Machine... even flipping through papers. I'll see how I can incorporate what you are saying into this (still trying to figure out adding techs to an idea on here). In whole, measuring an entire work-space would be a great goal.
Software that would be great to inject:
Hi Akima, there are quite a few passive Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) prevention devices out there (wrist brace, ergonomic keyboard). Would your device able to prevent CTS or it just monitors wrist movements and sends warning messages?
I was thinking the "Average" person could wear this at work or home or children on tablets and phones ... like me as 33 Graphic Designer. After some research of what readings could predict/prevent a high to low risk work environment. E.g. 2300 KS
+ (or movement) a week vs. 9000 KS + (or movement) a week which I'm assuming after 4-5 years could increase your risk.
Wow, that makes sense. I have little knowledge outside of what people say at work. Maybe if all original pressure sensors all increase at the middle or same time could indicate swelling. Because from your comment, Keystrokes will vary from person to person. Your wrist might swell fast due to diet etc. This is very important, Thanks James!
Hey, I think there's a potential of turning this into the Nike Fuel band for office workers. It's probably easier to measure keystrokes on the device itself, but this could be worn all day, be used between devices and have a very simple LED indicator telling you when to take a break from typing. It doesn't even need to be hugely accurate to fulfil its function.
I think this could be a nice, simple, attractive product if marketed right.
EXACTLY! parents having their kids use it to manage electronic device and video game use. I appreciate the additional info you've provided. I also posted a link of the software that exist for CPU hardware. Hopefully with that company and or someone like NIKE could give this idea a boost. I'm not selfish, If it works, contributers get CA$H!
Akima this is a really neat idea!
Have you thought about extending the usage beyond carpel tunnel to also include more general repetitive strain injuries in a broader sense, such as 'tennis elbow' ?
Hi, pregnant woman have a much higher risk than others to get CTS, even this is for a limited time. And of cause noone wants that pregnant woman have such troubles. Therefore the device might become a standard part of the medical prevention for pregnant woman.
I think this product would be of interest to the Quantified Self community  as well with hundreds of groups all around the world.
I just read the information from the link... and I'm blown away because any tech that can be used to help people touches me. My mother-in-law could only speak, hear and see... and years ago we equipped her with a voice phone, voice activated T.V., lights etc. So I invent with the thoughts of what can be used by almost anyone.
Appreciate your contributions Zsolt!
Excellent idea. The idea also applies to industrial settings, where carpel tunnel syndrome has been around for much longer and is prevalent. This application of the technology reminded me of a recent Freakonomics article/podcast where the authors analyze the carpel tunnel syndrome phenomenon of the 80s/90s and its history.
The wristband could also be used as an educational device that would teach you correct wrist position and movements when typing. It could use the collective knowledge from many users plus expert input to give you cues (sounds/lights/voice/computer pop-ups) to modify the way you move your wrists or fingers. It would be like having an expert guide you through correct position and movement. Kids at school could be encouraged to use it while using school computers for example. The learned behavior would of course last you a lifetime, even if you just used the wristband for a finite amount of time.
@Jose Rey, I created a new invention on here and it was "Deleted" somehow , but it included my invention in a compilation of other tech that did something similar to waht you are describing. Great thoughts and Contributions, I had to read your link to my 7 year old daughter because I understand the site is for consumers, but people for good health also defines a particular consumer. I appreciate your input and the idea tht can be interjected.
small idea for big use, patent it and sell to jewelry companies, that will be a hit.
The wristband can be designed for different workload settings. The calibration of the wristband could entail general use (average users), sports setting (moderate to frequent use), and industrial model for more robust fit and extreme hand, wrist,arm, shoulder motion. Possible smartphone app utilized by user to relay real time information on a day to day basis. Feeding on information relayed in discussions, software will interact with user of the product to consider alternate wrist movements based on software feedback. Lastly, based on collected data from software it may advise user of different calibration settings to prevent carpal tunnel or minimize the effects of it in the workplace, sports settings, or manufacturing facilities etc.
I get what your saying... This is a concept, so once a "Marketing" dept. applies different usages, versions & models, you never know what can spawn from the idea. I would like for my 7 year old daughter to be limited with her tablet... she helped me by telling me about a program on Kindle that I knew nothing about. Timers. Kid pic for you.
Another embodiment of the wristband could be the same electronics within a flexible band for smart watches or iPod Nano. This embodiment wouldn't need the LED display as it would use the smart watch or iPod display. I see you have already mentioned connecting it to smart phones, tablets, and computers. In those cases, the LED display might not be needed as the device could use the other device's display.