Tag Archives: Health

are the devices we use sexist?

By | December 9, 2020

Are women physically suffering more than men when it comes to computing? Does the tech industry not only favour men but also design itself around them? And if that’s true, is the COVID-driven trend of working from home exacerbating the problem, leaving a legacy of back and neck pain for women around the world? Heavy questions, so let… Read More »

What’s Up With My Data, Doc?

By | November 24, 2007

I can’t find the original article on the IHT website, but there’s a great piece in today’s edition on how pharmaceutical companies push their drugs by funding — I would say bribing — doctors. It’s written by Daniel Carlat, who writes a blog and publishes the Carlat Psychiatry Report. The most interesting part of the piece is on… Read More »

A Show of Unwashed Hands

By | April 18, 2007

Ever been grossed out, a la Seinfeld, by someone who visits the bathroom but doesn’t seem to know what washbasins are for? You need the iGene:  i-Gene [sic] is designed for washrooms or areas where hand hygiene is critical. It detects movement and after a given period of time (pre-delay setting) will play the following real voice message.… Read More »

Directory of RSI Software

By | November 9, 2006

This is the first in a number of posts about RSI, or Repetitive Strain Injury, the subject of this week’s column, out tomorrow. Here is a collection of software designed to ease RSI. RSI software tries to help in a number of ways: working out how long you’ve been at the keyboard and reminds you to take breaks;… Read More »