Though packed with tools useful in preventing repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), this application isn't as proactive in its aid as we'd like. PC Aware has an intuitive design that monitors your keystrokes and mouse movements. It measures the amount of strain you may have sustained based on your activity to initiate much-needed breaks. During testing, a tiny message appears, nudging you to take a break. However, unlike similar applications, this one doesn't disable the mouse and keyboard during breaks. We were pleased with the more than 30 animated videos of different exercises to help lessen the strain of continual computer work; it would add to this program's effectiveness if an exercise or two would pop up during the breaks. Also, we appreciate the reference materials to better understand and prevent RSI. Despite the 15-day trial, any PC user interested in avoiding RSI will like what PC Aware puts on the table.
What's new in version 3.2.1
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedFebruary 7, 2006
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional RequirementsWindows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
PC Aware is an interactive Anti RSI (CANS), Stress computer program that combines all aspects that could be of importance. It is a sophisticated timer that not only focuses on micropauses, breaks, or exercises but much more. PC Aware helps you, guides you in really understanding and preventing RSI, Stress. PC Aware focuses on the psychological, the physical, and working habits aspects that combined can lead to RSI, Stress. PC Aware will increase your productivity. PC Aware is multi language and supports multiple users. Version 188.8.131.52 includes several improvements and bug fixes.