HandShoe Mouse: Weight Control & Cursor Speed

handshoe ergonomic mouse

It is comfortable to sit in your chair in a relaxed fashion and move freely.
The advice of some ergonomists is rather restrictive and will prevent such free movement.

HandShoe Mouse Field Research

During field research, the team of the HandShoe Mouse looked at all possibilities to allow the user of the mouse more freedom of movement. The patented bio-design of the HandShoe Mouse allows this without having to grip or pinch the mouse. Your muscles, however, need to feel some resistance to prevent unnecessary muscle action.

Through testing we established the optimal weight to work with and to allow your muscles to be as relaxed as possible.  Hence we included some special counter weights. If you feel your mouse is too heavy, you can remove some weights. You will find them on the outside, under a special cover. (Watch the one minute video below)

Apart from weight control we advise to set your cursor speed at medium.
This minimizes the muscle strain required to control the cursor on the screen.
If your cursor speed is too high, some muscles which act in opposition will be unnecessarily strained.
So you know, the HandShoe Mouse is a balanced ergonomic tool!

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More research information is available on  the HandShoe Mouse Research Page.

Evolution of the Mouse

evolution of computer mouse

Several years ago we only had the conventional mouse.
With this standard mouse, the hand has no other option but to grip and pinch the body in order to move the mouse, often from the wrist. Hand and fingers hover above the mouse buttons to prevent inadvertent clicking.

Then, there was the vertical mouse which was meant to be an alternative to the standard mouse, creating a better mobility. New university research showed, however, that any vertical position forces your hand in a handshake position. This results in significant stresses on the interosseous membrane in your forearm, which connects ulna and radius. It also affects your thumb and finger muscles. Due to the vertical, handshake position, gripping and pinching is still required, to handle the mouse.

The truly ergonomic HandShoe Mouse is the next step in the evolution of the mouse.
It was designed by a medical university and created to counter all the negative effects.
It supports your fingers, hand palm and wrist under an ideal slanted angle.

In this position the interosseous membrane is fully relaxed and there’s no more gripping and pinching!

In this one mintue video we show you the details of the evolution of the mouse:

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Ergonomic Mouse: New Left HandShoe Mouse

left and right handshoe

The truly ergonomic HandShoe Mouse is now offering a brand new ergonomic mouse for the left hand in sizes Small, Medium and Large. This ergonomic mouse also has a reduced click force for the mouse buttons which makes the user experience even better. Available at the end of September 2011.

Ergonomic Mouse in Three Sizes

HandShoe Mouse LeftHippus, the owner and producer of the patented, truly ergonomic mouse,the HandShoe Mouse, is pleased to introduce the new version for the left hand. This new ergonomic mouse model will be mass produced in sizes Small, Medium, Large and comes with a lighter “click force” to operate the mouse buttons.

This will give the user a very comfortable ergonomic experience. Later this year the lighter”click force” will also be made available for the right hand version.

Until recently the left hander was only available as a handmade mouse at considerable higher costs but with the larger production volume the left hand version is now available at a price comparable to the right hand version of the HandShoe Mouse.

The unique patented shape of the HandShoe Mouse is based on many years of research and testing by several medical universities.

Ergonomic Mouse Features

The most important features of the HandShoe Mouse are:

  1. full support of you hand and fingers at the proven ideal angle of 25-30 degrees
  2. no possibility for “gripping and pinching”, a major cause for RSI and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  3. no friction between the skin of your hand and the desk top

You can now check it out on the new website of the HandShoe Mouse.

HandShoe Mouse: The Only Mouse That Fits Like A Glove!