Writing by hand vs. typing

Dv028

I’m a recent moleskine convert. Before that I tried to do everything on my laptop, but then I started feeling the onset of RSI every now and then and now I try to limit my use of the laptop keyboard. I was wondering if there was any information about whether writing with a pen was more/less/equally conducive to RSI as typing on a computer. My guess is that it is safer, but I’ve heard that you can get RSI writing by hand too.  I’d like to know more. Anecdotes are certainly welcome, but it would be cool if there were any studies or at least expert opinions on the issue, because as a Moleskine user who sometimes writes over 12+  pages a day with a pen, I would like to know what the health risks are.

Daniel Choi

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