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Offline PapaSue

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Stylus-itis....a malady from using your stylus
« on: November 18, 2015, 04:17:53 PM »
Posted this design on my blog today for all of you suffering from pain in your bicep and didn't know what to call it....well I dubbed it STYLUS-ITIS...

Files to download if you need a copy and want to play. :wink1:

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Re: Stylus-itis....a malady from using your stylus
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2015, 04:59:59 PM »
I don't have any kind of tablet device, so no personal experience.  But I'm thinking, you must be holding your whole hand/arm in the air, to hover the stylus and make tiny movements, all while trying to hold you hand as still as possible.  That would wear me out fast!  I wonder if you could rest your hand on the edge  of the device?

I don't know anatomy very well, so I don't know the right word for it.  But I would probably try resting the right edge of my hand on the frame of the device.  Or maybe the right side of my wrist.

Would that work?

Oh, but I do use a stylus with my little Nintendo game device.  I'm usually holding it in my lap, and my wrist rests on my leg, while I tap away with the stylus.

Anyway, just a thought   :)
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Re: Stylus-itis....a malady from using your stylus
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2015, 07:51:51 PM »
Cute!  Maybe try to find a different way to position the iPad so that your arm/wrist can be supported better.  Isn't it funny how we cause pain with things like that?  I used to get a sore finger from playing Angry Birds.  I had to quit cold turkey because I spent too much time at it.   :uhoh:
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Re: Stylus-itis....a malady from using your stylus
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2015, 01:02:04 PM »
I feel your pain! Sometimes I get sort of a Tennis Elbow type injury from using my touch pad too much. I have to try to alternate the kind of tasks I'm doing.

Lately, it's been eye strain. I've been weeding a lot of vinyl, and I don't have my good lighting and magnifying glass with me right now.

Oh how we suffer!! hehe

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Re: Stylus-itis....a malady from using your stylus
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 10:27:32 AM »
"weeding vinyl"????
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Re: Stylus-itis....a malady from using your stylus
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2015, 07:08:33 PM »
When I cut vinyl to apply to a surface, I "weed" out the extra vinyl to reveal the "decal". It can be a bit tedious.

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Re: Stylus-itis....a malady from using your stylus
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2015, 11:21:57 PM »
Oh, I see.  Yes, that is like weeding!
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