Take A Break.  Now.

PublicSpace.net has updated their computer usage reminder utility, MacBreakZ!, to version 2.6. MacBreakZ! monitors keystrokes and computer usage , and reminds the user when it is time to get up, take a break, go for a walk, and examine life beyond the keyboard. According to software author, Frank Reiff:

publicspace.net is pleased to announce the release of version 2.6 of "MacBreakZ!".

MacBreakZ! is a personal ergonomic assistant which monitors your keyboard and mouse activity and helps you structure your computer use in a healthy manner which prevents computer-related injuries from developing.

This latest release introduces a new "microbreaks" feature. These very short breaks, lasting only a few seconds, have been found to significantly reduce the risk of developing repetitive strain injuries linked to mouse and keyboard usage. They now form an integral part of the MacBreakZ prevention package.

MacBreakZ! is a personal ergonomic assistant which monitors your keyboard and mouse activity and helps you structure your computer use in a healthy manner, which prevents computer-related injuries from developing.

The main applications for MacBreakZ! are:

  • to prevent repetitive strain injuries and promote healthy and pain-free computing
  • to aid the recovery from repetitive strain injuries

    MacBreakZ! achieves this by:

    • monitoring user activity and suggesting appropriate times for rest and recovery breaks
    • providing a range of stretching exercises designed to relieve muscular tension and improve static posture
    • providing ergonomic information on how to use your computer in a healthy manner

MacBreakZ! is available for US$24.99 and you can find more information at the PublicSpace.net web site.

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