HandShoe Mouse Prevents Mouse Pain

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Your computer and mouse prompt you to respond rapidly in order to get tasks done quickly.
Tension is exacerbated by this type of interaction. Your fingertips provide feedback that you are tense, but you probably won’t register this.

If you continually grip your mouse, tension builds up. With a conventional mouse for example, you introduce a number of forces in your thumb and finger joints and even torque your joints.

Grip forces causing mouse pain

You may think you can protect yourself against these harmful effects when switching to a so called ergonomic mouse, such as one with a vertical or semi vertical position. These may remove major torque forces in your finger joints but introduce substantial grip forces and thereby affect your finger and thumb joints.

So you need to look for a shape which supports your hand and fingers and eliminates these forces. Scientific studies suggest that these loads may cause inflammation of tissues and result in arthritis. The HandShoe Mouse provides the solution: it fully supports your hand and fingers in the optimal position and thus protects against harmful forces.

This video shows exactly which forces cause mouse pain:


Also read:
The Importance of Palmar Support When Using a Mouse

 

 

Finger Joint Risk When Using A Computer Mouse

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We all know that working with a computer involves the risk of complaints in neck, arm, shoulders, hand and fingers.

So, did you know that there’s one finger joint you use most when scrolling and clicking? It incurs a serious risk of injury.
The joint is called the pip or proximal inter phalangeal joint.
Rather than as a simple hinge joint, we should regard it as a functional complex and beautiful assembly.

Just look at it and you will realize how vulnerable it is. The individual bones which make up the joint are only connected by tendons and bands.

When we use a regular computer mouse or most of the so called ergonomic mice, this happens: the loads in tendons and bands, incurred to stabilize the joint, when hovering the fingers over the buttons, may cause a lot of unnecessary strain.
To prevent this, we need to support the fingers. A contour which provides support while fingers are relaxed is what we want to see.
The HandShoe Mouse has been designed to provide such support. It allows fingers and hand to relax in a comfortable position.
Just put your hand on the body of the HandShoe Mouse and you’ll feel what we mean.

This video shows it all:

Does Your Mouse Properly Support Your Palm?

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When you use a computer mouse, the only way to prevent unnecessary tension is by using a mouse that provides proper palmar support. The way to realise this low tension, is with a mouse body that utilises a hand-supporting ball shape as a rest for the hand’s palm.

Palmar Support

The palm is ideal for supporting the hand, due to its strong membrane and the fatty tissue at the bases of our fingers. Naturally though, we need to be able to use the mouse buttons.When you use a conventional, or a vertical mouse, both your fingers and thumb operate the mouse.
This button clicking causes action and reaction forces in your fingers and thumb, introducing significant stresses to your hand muscles. This is a common source of forearm complaints. This theory is supported by anatomical observations and field research.

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Prevent Unneccesary Strains

A mouse body with a fitting contour to support the palm of your hand and fingers can prevent these reaction forces.
The body of the mouse not only supports your hand, but also acts as a counter balance, absorbing the forces and preventing  unnecessary strain to your hand, wrist or fingers.