I thought it would be nice to have a thread here where we could compile useful links related to ergonomics, workstation posture, and human interface devices.
Simply put : the anti-RSI thread!
New gadgets or ideas would still get their own threads (like the Arsh new setup post, or discussions about new mice and whatnot) but later on if the original posts bring up interesting points we could keep a link in here. I find myself searching for old related topics quite often and it's always a bit hard to remember all the names to search for ('Evoluent', 'SpaceNavigator' aso). And obviously straight links to manufacturers or Amazon sales would be at home here aswell.
Another reason would be to give quick reviews of such products. I find them often rated from a data entry/word processing point of view on mainstream review sites - and such things rarely apply to digital art (a vertical mouse might turn vertex editing into a nightmare because of the lack of precision). Hence we could share art-oriented experiences with such devices in this thread.
Also, we could discuss hacked DIY solutions here.
What do you think?
I think I mentionned that to Gauss in the past, and thought it's now a good time to start this up.
(AdamBee, feel free to format the text to make it sexier :P)
Some links :
HP touchscreen - could be nice as a secondary screen to explore references on with piclens, launch apps with a single finger press, select brushes in PS, launch macros ...
Spacenavigator - interesting concept, very poor support (only had satisfactory results with 3DSMax so far)
HP tx2x - tablet PCs with touchscreen capability
Evoluent vertical mouse - good concept, yet it lacks a good way to hold the body of the mouse firmly (buttons get clicked if held steadily, forcing the user to hold it awkwardly with the palm muscles...)
Racing seat - could very well be used for a comfy workstation setup? See Jox's post below.
Arsh's drafting table-mounted Cintiq