Hippus-HandShoe Mouse Proudly Announces a New Partner for Scandinavia and Finland

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Hippus N.V. today confirms a new premier partnership with Comfort Group Ltd., appointing them as distributor for Scandinavia and Finland. The UK based company, led by Danish management, is headed by Martin Holm.
A long-time specialist within the ergonomic market, he will be putting his expertise and extensive knowledge of local specialists to practise in bringing increased accessibility to the HandShoe Mouse for the people of Scandinavia and Finland.

The appointment of a new distributor for this area comes at an exciting time for HandShoe Mouse.
Having seen a big increase in the recognition of this product across 2016, the demand for this evidence based ergonomic mouse is skyrocketing – thanks in no small part to the research that went into its development. This niche detail offers the HandShoe Mouse a guarantee and stamp of approval that no other ergonomic mouse on the market can currently claim to have.
The HandShoe Mouse is even seen as the next step in ‘ergonomic mouse evolution’, it’s supporting research making many older designs obsolete.

Number one ergonomic mouse

The HandShoe was even voted the number one ergonomic mouse by Ergonoma, Europe’s leading ergonomics magazine, in their first publication this year (2017). Having independently assessed it, they praised it for its natural feel and the quality components used in its design.

Hippus CEO, Sjoerd Eisma, is hugely enthusiastic about the appointment of Martin’s company. “I’ve known Martin for years before we started working together and his expertise cannot be understated. He knows all the right people to talk to and how to make computer users more comfortable. I know he’ll make HandShoe Mouse a success in The Nordics.”

Martin Holm, CEO of Comfort Group Ltd., added: “HandShoe Mouse has had me blown away since I started using it myself. There is simply no other computer mouse out there that has the same evidence backing – I’ve asked! With HandShoe Mouse we will make more computer users comfortable and more productive. Productivity and comfort is in our DNA and I look forward to working with Sjoerd and his team”.

HandShoe Mouse Helps to Relieve Dupuytren’s Contracture

This information was sent to Hippus by a HandShoe Mouse user, who gave us permission to publish it on our website:

I wanted to share with you some possibly useful experience of the use of the HandShoe Mouse as a sufferer of Dupuytren’s Contracture.

Both my brother and I have Dupuytren and, as my brother is 12 years older than I am, his condition has progressed over a decade ahead of mine. I am now 54, and whilst it is only about 5-6 years since I discovered what the condition was, I can trace back the first appearance of the small nodules maybe 8-9 years. We have both found the condition beginning in the little fingers of each hand and then to some extent on other fingers.

My older brother developed the condition during an extended period living and working abroad, and when he returned some 4 years ago he was at a stage where he began to require medical intervenDupuytren Contracturetion. He has had two rounds of Xiaflex treatment on both hands, but the condition recurred, especially on his right hand, on which he has since had surgery. As my own condition was gradually developing I became especially interested in the advice he was being given to prevent recurrence, including the use of splints overnight, all of advice aims at keeping the fingers straight as much as possible.

Dupuytren Stretching Exercises

Originally the problem had been worse on my left hand than on my right, but as I persisted with gentle stretching exercises and in taking care to keep my fingers extended as much as possible, the left hand not only stopped getting worse but actually improved significantly, to the point where I can now easily fully straighten all the fingers on this hand. Meanwhile, my right hand continued to worsen, with the little finger impossible to straighten.

Not wishing to undergo invasive therapies if avoidable, I decided to try a spot of experimentation. The one obvious thing that my right hand does that my left doesn’t is to hold a computer mouse for many hours every week. I use a mouse for probably 6 hours out of each 8 hour working day, and I also use a mouse outside of work when using a computer for my own interests, including research and writing as a freelance theatre critic. I figured that the action of gripping and pinching the mouse keeps the fingers (especially the worst-affected little finger) constantly bent, and the number of hours involved gives no opportunity to straighten them properly.

HandShoe-Dupuytren Mouse?

I scoured the market to find a mouse that would allow the fingers to lie straight and decided that the HandShoe mouse might be worth a try. As I had no medical evidence to back this up, I couldn’t in fairness expect my employer to get me one so I bought it myself, and I have now been using it for about 12 weeks.

After the first week I already felt less discomfort in my hand at the end of a working day and after just 2 weeks I began to notice that I was better able to uncurl my fingers. After a monHand with Dupuytrens Contractureth I was able, with effort, to straighten the hand with only about a 10 degree bend left in the little finger.

I have explained this all to my employer and they have agreed to buy me one for work use, so that I don’t have to keep taking my own mouse back and forth from home. My brother is also very interested, as he still works full time and his work as a design engineer involves a lot of CAD, which is very mouse-intensive. He is looking into trying a HandShoe mouse too.

I know that all the above is anecdotal, and with no medical data attached, but I felt that my experience may be of interest to you. It seems to me that the design of the HandShoe mouse, enabling the hand to sit in a relaxed, extended position, makes perfect sense for management of Dupuytren. Whilst it can’t be considered a cure, it certainly helps to compliment the recommended routine of trying to keep the fingers extended as much as possible. If I do need to have medical treatment in future, I’m sure that this mouse will help to reduce or slow down the probability of recurrence.

I hope that my experience is of interest to you, and that others with the Dupuytren condition may benefit from the use of the product too.Hippus N.V.

(Name of author is known by Hippus N.V.)

Ergotrading Sole HandShoe Mouse Distributor in Germany

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The HandShoe Mouse team is proud to announce a new premier partnership with Ergotrading GmbH from Hamburg, Germany, which company is now the sole Distributor for HandShoe Mouse in Germany.

The HandShoe Mouse is available all over the world from an increasing number of distributors and resellers and is, also in Germany,  viewed as a truly ergonomic mouse, based on extensive university research. The patented shape of the HandShoe Mouse is unique as it’s the only ergonomic mouse which fully supports the hand. It prevents gripping and pinching and the shape and curvature allow your hand, fingers and forearm to relax in a natural position. This means that the major causes of Repetitive Strain Injury and/or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, often referred to as “mouse pain”, are avoided.

The HandShoe Mouse was initially introduced into Germany on a wider scale by several successful resellers who have adopted the HandShoe Mouse as their preferred ergonomic mouse.
Hippus and Ergotrading agreed that the time is right to join forces in their marketing efforts and support to resellers and end users and to generate even more attention for this successful ergonomic product. Hippus has recently published more language versions of its website which now is available in English, German, French and Chinese.

In recent years many international ergonomists have adopted the HandShoe Mouse as their favourite ergonomic mouse. After suffering from pain in their fingers, hands, arms and neck, many customers have been able to get back into action, using this comfortable and truly ergonomic mouse.

“We are glad we can now further build our business in Germany,” says Drs. Sjoerd Eisma, Chief Executive Officer of Hippus. “Ergotrading will make the HandShoe Mouse available through all ergonomic and therapeutic channels. Everybody in Germany will now have easy access to a HandShoe Mouse and will be able to enjoy working with a computer more than ever!”

Volker Timm, CEO of Ergotrading GmbH confirms: “I’m glad we can add the HandShoe Mouse to our distribution range of ergonomic products as it’s based on extensive research and has already proven to be the favourite of many top-ergonomists and therapists in the world. We’re proud to be chosen as the HandShoe Mouse sole distribution partner in Germany”

Drs. Ing. Paul Helder, Chief Technical Officer of Hippus and one of the inventors of the HandShoe Mouse, is keen to add: “The HandShoe Mouse is presently the only ergonomic mouse in the world with an extensive research background, a 3 year warranty and worldwide individual support, which is second to none!”

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