Workrave is a freeware program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and generally controls the time you spend on your Windows computer. The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit.
Software to control time on the computer
Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It is a free software to control the time you spend on your Windows computer.
Studies have revealed that taking several short pauses an hour (i.e., micro-pauses) helps in keeping yourself healthy and helps prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and also help injuries to heal. Workrave supports these micropauses, next to the regular rest break. Furthermore, Workrave can enforce a daily-limit.
Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Workrave alerts you to take a break in an un-disturbing manner. When it is time for your break, a friendly small popup window appears asking you to take a break. This window automatically moves out of the way if you keep on working.
However, if you ignore these hints too often, Workrave acts less friendly and pops up the break window for your own good. The break windows can be configured to completely block your computer for the duration of the break.
Workrave free download
You can download it from Workrave.org.
Other freeware that may interest you:
- Use Breaker to take a forced break from computers
- Prevent Repetitive Strain Injury by using Big Stretch Reminder
- DimScreen, CareUEyes, Eye Relax, Iris software and Pause4Relax will relax your eyes while using the computer.