My Rest Break is a software that reminds you to take regular breaks while using the computer. Taking regular breaks can reduce the risk of unhealthy side effects due to prolonged computer use. In fact, according to health experts one should take short breaks after 20 to 30 minutes while working on computer. Prolonged computer use can lead to several ill effects.
One can develop deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) from working too long at a computer without taking rest breaks. DVT can be a serious, life threatening medical emergency. Other potential adverse health conditions could include repetitive strain injury (RSI) and computer vision syndrome (CVS).