Cybertimes, January 16, 1999

A recent study of nearly a hundred students in 11 schools shows that many students risk repetitive stress injuries from poorly set up computer workstations.

The research, conducted by Cornell University and to be published in the May issue of Computers in the Schools, indicates that the problem could get worse as students spend more time working on computers in the classroom.

While most schools have rushed to bring technology to students, research shows few have thought out the health implications of badly designed workstations, which can lead to neck, back, and wrist pain and eventual injury to students.