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Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI is a type of muscle injury, in which the body's tissues are damaged, leading to inflammation and joint pain, when the body part has been performing the same motion over and over and over, far more often than the body's repair systems can cope with. Every movement of a joint of a physical body, puts minute amounts of stress on the tissue which dissipates over time.

Many repetitions of the same movement – such as fingers typing on a keyboard over and over, may build up strain faster than the body can deal with it. Eventually like continually increasing the pressure on a dam, it proves too much for the tissue, and actual damage begins to occur.

Full immersion and the spectrum of biometric interfaces – such as gesture and handwriting recognition, mocap, and the full gamut of VR interface technologies outside of the mundane, combat RSI by allowing more natural, fluid motions, and less emphasis on repeating the same action over and over again.

Avoiding RSI is an integral component of any natural user interface.

See Also: Repetitive Strain, Natural User Interface

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A Brief History of Roleplaying, Part Three
A look at the third kind of structure for Role-Play, that of the story-driven world, where less emphasis is placed on the characters, and more on the overall idea. This article looks at the evolution of this strain of virtual world over time from the first ancestors, to modern versions.

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Stretchable Tactile Sensors
Wouldn't it be marvellous if artificial pressure sensors could bend and flex like their organic counterparts? If synthetic skin could knead and twist like normal skin, but remain just as keen of sense? We are not there yet, but the first prototypes that can behave naturally under strain, are already here.


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Investigators from Boston University (BU) and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System have shown evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in brain tissue from blast-exposed military service personnel. Laboratory experiments ...

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