Hippus N.V. Announces New Partnership With The Good Use Company (Microdesk)

HandShoe Mouse owner and producer Hippus N.V. and Good Use Company, owner and producer of the Microdesk, have announced a strategic partnership. Hippus will from now on promote and distribute the Microdesk in Europe as a first step in its’ product expansion program.

Microdesk

HandShoe Mouse owner and producer, Hippus N.V. and Good Use Company, producer of the Microdesk, have announced a strategic partnership going forward.

The partnership will expand the Hippus product range and will have the benefit of creating more visibility for Microdesk in the European market.

This is a first step in the strategic expansion of Hippus with other ergonomic products. In the near future, Hippus customers can expect more products, related to ergonomic comfort at their desk and a better working posture. As usual, the new products will be available from Hippus’ stock in the Netherlands.

As part of a long-term strategy, the two companies plan to offer more potential products in the European ergonomic market. When asked about the new joint venture, Drs. Sjoerd Eisma, CEO of Hippus N.V. said, “This is a fantastic next step in our planned expansion of ergonomic product offerings”.

Chris Mahoney, Director of Good Use Company, is also excited about the venture, saying “It’s great to co-operate with the HandShoe Mouse team, who already have a strong presence in Europe”.

Current and future customers are invited to learn more about the Microdesk and how they will benefit by visiting the website at themicrodesk.eu.

Hippus N.V. was founded in 2005 and serves the Ergonomic Products Market with the HandShoe Mouse.This truly ergonomic mouse was developed by the Dutch medical Erasmus University

when it was noted thst many students couldn’t finish their exams, due to pains hand and/or wrist while using a small, standard computer mouse, which in many cases resulted in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and/or Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The university development team found and proved that a mouse which fully supports the hand at an angle of 25-30 degrees helped to prevent these “mouse pains”. For many years, the HandShoe Mouse is being sold globally, through a network of first class ergonomic distributors and resellers.

Good Use Company was founded in 1996 and serves the Office Products Market with the Microdesk and several other products such as monitor arms, Secure Cord (TM) and Fluteline Footrests (TM). The Microdesk is the ideal solution to improve working posture and increases comfort at the desk, while it instantly adds useable working space. Moreover, it reduces the need to reach, stretch or twist to interact with paperwork.

Contact Info:
Name: Drs. Sjoerd W. Eisma
Email: info@handshoemouse.com
Organization: Hippus N.V.
Address: 1K Stationsstraat, Roelofarendsveen, ZH 2371 SH, Netherlands

For more information, please visit https://handshoemouse.com

Assessment of the Musculoskeletal Load of the Trapezius and Deltoid Muscles during Hand Activity

deltoid muscle

Stabilization of Hand Required for High Precision Tasks

During fundamental research and field research we noted the significance of a relaxed hand and forearm to operate a computer mouse. Gripping and pinching as well as reaching for the mouse showed to have severe negative effects on the upper extremity.

We require our hands to perform a great number of varying tasks with the mouse which requires high precision. Although Professor Van Zwieten, Department of Anatomy, BioMed, University of Hasselt mentions the possible risk of moving from the wrist in his paper “Hand Positions in scrolling, as related to PC-workers’ dystonia and treatment of dystonia by means of vibrostimulation and external shock waves therapy” (2009) we sometimes have to.

Danuta Roman-Liu, et al.

Higher precision requires stabilization of hand and forearm to minimize stress. It is from this perspective that we are pleased to be able to refer to the paper by Danuta Roman-Liu, et al. Department of Ergonomics, Central Institute for Labour Protection, Warsaw, Poland.

“Assessment of the musculoskeletal load of the trapezius and deltoid muscles during hand activity.” (2001). In this publication the following is mentioned:

First, higher precision of a task in which only the hand is involved, requires accuracy of movements which means more stabilization of the upper extremity and thus higher muscle tension. Furthermore, in view of the difficulty and possibly the complexity of the task a higher muscular tension can be expected.

No Effect on the Deltoid Muscle

Where is the Deltoid muscle?

The resulting muscle loads due to the performed task influences the tension of the trapezius muscle. Contrary to what is generally thought the study proves that there is no effect on the deltoid muscle.

It should be noted that the lower the level of force used, the more precise a difficult task can be executed. As a consequence, when the forearm is not supported, a higher tension of the descending part of the trapezius muscle results. We herewith refer to the paper by Professor Han Ming Chen of National Taiwan University “The effect on forearm and shoulder muscle activity in using different slanted computer mice” (2007) and our team of Erasmus University Medical Centre “Result of the use of a hand supporting computer mouse by patients with neck and shoulder complaints” (2006).

Support the forearm

So this publication proves the need to support the forearm when working with a computer mouse.

Hand Support when using a computer mouse

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Explained

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Today, more and more people world wide realise that it is important to support your hand when using a computer mouse. If you’re using a mouse that doesn’t fully support your hand, you may eventually experience serious neural effects.

This short video explains why that happens: when you push your hand on the desk and force it in a gripping, claw-like position, your wrist is forced in an awkward, bent position. Tendons may become irritated and swollen.

Pins and Needles

This causes excessive pressure on the median nerve which controls your hand and fingers. First you will notice a feeling of “pins and needles” in the fingers, followed by loss of sensation and even a burning pain. This phenomenon is generally called carpal tunnel syndrome. The shape of the HandShoe Mouse provides full support of the hand and fingers to prevent this harmful pressure on the wrist. Please be aware that, even after providing relief from this pressure, the nerve stays tender and may still provoke pins and needles for weeks afterwards. But when you keep using this truly ergonomic mouse you should feel the difference!

Watch the short video:

Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Go to the HandShoe Mouse website.