OPC Ergonomics New HandShoe Mouse Distributor

OPC Ergonomics HandShoe Mouse


Hippus N.V., the Dutch owner and producer of the truly ergonomic, evidence-based HandShoe Mouse, is delighted to announce a new premier partnership with OPC Ergonomics. Our chosen partner will distribute the HandShoe Mouse in Australia and New Zealand with immediate effect and as sole distributor.

The patented HandShoe Mouse is being sold by an increasing number of Distributors and Resellers all over the world. Since the HandShoe Mouse is viewed as a truly ergonomic mouse, based on extensive university research, it can be concluded that the shape of the HandShoe Mouse is unique and 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 into 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 Australia on a wider scale by several successful Resellers who have adopted the HandShoe Mouse as their preferred ergonomic mouse. Hippus and OPC Ergonomics feel that the time is right to increase their marketing efforts and support to these Resellers and end users and to generate even more attention for this successful ergonomic product both in Australia and New Zealand. In recent years many international ergonomists have adopted the HandShoe Mouse as their favourite ergonomic mouse. After suffering 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.

OPC Ergonomics distributor HandShoe Mouse

The Next Step for HandShoe Mouse in Australia and New Zealand

“The time was right to take the next step in Australia & New Zealand,” says Drs. Sjoerd Eisma, Chief Executive Officer of Hippus. “OPC Ergonomics will make sure that the HandShoe Mouse will be made available through all ergonomic and therapeutic channels. Everybody in this part of the world can now have access to a HandShoe Mouse and will be able to enjoy working with a computer more than ever!”

Allen Field, Owner and Managing Director of OPC Ergonomics comments: “The HandShoe Mouse is 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 our part of the world.”

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!”

About Hippus:

Hippus is a privately owned company, based in the Netherlands. Both directors of Hippus are also shareholders of Hippus. For more information visit the HandShoe Mouse website.

About OPC Ergonomics:

OPC Ergonomics is a distributor of the best ergonomic products available in Australia and New Zealand and sells these through a network of specialised ergonomic resellers. OPG Ergonomics keeps all products in stock and markets products via specialized trade shows in close co-operation with its suppliers.

For more information visit: http://www.opcergonomics.com.au/products/handshoe/


HandShoe Mouse Prevents Mouse Pain


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



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.