New Mobile App Helps Office Workers, Gamers and Kids Take Breaks from Repetitive Stress

June 11, 2011

Doctor and RN who specialize in ergonomic treatments come together with industry leading app development company to create a new iPhone, Android and iPad app that helps prevent and treat repetitive stress injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome.

(PRWEB) June 10, 2011

Dr. Brett Valette and Ms. Lita Van Wagenen, RN specialize in ergonomic research which shows just a few short stretch breaks a day can dramatically reduce the chances of RSI. This is the reason they came together with industry leading app developer Appiction to create a new iPhone, Android and iPad app that helps prevent and treat these types of injuries.

The app, named Ê»AcheBreak, makes RSI and Carpal Tunnel prevention both fun and memorable with lovable cartoon characters that act as a guide through stretching exercises, and also help to remind users when it’s time to take a break. Fully customizable, users are able to choose the number of exercises, repetitions and frequency for breaks.

With a game-like set up, there are no worries about doing the same routines over and over. The App even presents awards for taking breaks, all while saving one’s hands, neck, and forearms from daily stress. And, as users get better at the “game,” they become more equipped to do their job, play games and text, while being and less prone to the pains of RSI and Carpal Tunnel.

The increasing amount of time we spend on our mobile devices and using technology each day can directly lead to repetitive stress injuries (RSI). RSIs are any kind of constant ache or pain that results from tasks like constant texting or sitting in a uniform position mashing keys 8 hours a day. Actions like this can lead to strain in the neck, hands and lower back, which can lead to text message tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other forms of RSI.

Employers and insurance companies understand that preventive health works, and it saves money, time and suffering. So, for adults who are concerned about health, or already suffer from overuse injuries, AcheBreak may be the perfect option. And, given the average age of mobile device users continues to get younger and younger; parents worried about the same in their children will also find a kid’s version available.

About Appiction – Austin, Texas

Appiction boasts a mature and experienced creative and technology staff of over 80 employees, and remains the premier full-service Mobile Applications Development company in the USA. Their highly creative and enthusiastic team of professional iPhone app developers and designers has over 50 years of combined experience in building games, social media apps, business tools, specialty utilities and more.


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