Right words won’t weigh you down in the digital age

The write stuff: Sisters Cassandra (left) and Jasmine have created a device to help train the hand for long periods of writing. Picture: John Veage
The write stuff: Sisters Cassandra (left) and Jasmine have created a device to help train the hand for long periods of writing. Picture: John Veage

LIVING in a digital age means many people, especially students, struggle with writing copious amounts of words in a short period.

Twins Cassandra and Jasmine Koczka have created a device to help students like themselves, who experienced pain and discomfort while preparing for their HSC exams last year.

The former Aquinas College students looked for something to help them overcome arm and shoulder discomfort, but when they couldn't find anything they decided to create their own device.

"We were getting fatigued in the middle of exams and the teachers told us to keep practising," said Cassandra.

"Jasmine is left-handed and already had issues with writing.

"She would practise at home and would show the teacher only to be told it was illegible, and my writing was quite messy as it was."

The Write Weight is a lightweight cylinder that slips on top of a pen to train the hand muscles and help alleviate fatigue during exams.

"It is based on the concept of resistance training in athletes and when we got to the HSC we performed quite well — we could put our knowledge down on the paper and have it read."

How often do you write these days as compared to computer use? 

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