Ergomatters was formed in 2006 by Alan Forsyth.
Alan is a qualified (BEng[Hons]) Electronics Engineer. He has worked
in the electronics industry for nearly 20 years, holding a variety
of different engineering roles including, Process Engineer, Product
Engineer, Design Engineer and CAD Engineer. He has lived and worked
in both the US and the UK, and has been based in Argyll, Scotland
Over the duration of his career, Alan has continually used a multitude
of different computer systems before being afflicted with a
serious Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). He has now lived for over
10 years with this injury, has been through numerous treatments,
monitoring and physical therapy, with limited or no improvement.
In 2006, he had to make the difficult decision to terminate his
engineering career due to this injury.
The injury is a painful and debilitating condition that affects
life on a daily basis. Today, only 5 minutes' computer use
can cause the pain to become intolerable.
Over the course of ten years of living with the injury, he
has been able to analyse the key mistakes made. He has obtained
an acute awareness of ergonomic principles and practices and
has turned all of these learnings into a presentation format that can
be used by employers to