What starts as a small irritation can quickly develop into longer term medical problems, such as backache, RSI and eye strain; in turn leading to an increase in sickness levels. By pre-empting these minor medical problems, an employee is likely to be happier in their role, more productive, and less stressed. Additionally, the employer benefits through a reduction in sickness levels, a more contented workforce and adherence to HSE (Health and Safety Executive) guidelines.
What does it do?
The Keybreak system sits in the background of each employees desktop, and monitors the level of computer use against time. By assessing the number of keyboard and mouse clicks, together with the degree of mouse movement, the system determines when a break would be preferable. At that point, a notification appears suggesting that it would be advisable to take a Keybreak, and perform a series of stretches. The user can agree, postpone or skip the function, in order to suit their particular work commitment at that moment.