Written by P. Le Martin, editor of international magazine Ergonoma
Are you looking for an ergonomic mouse? Mouse pain is a serious problem in the modern world. With more work done using computer mice, you don’t necessarily realize the damage and pain you could be inflicting on yourself.
By the time you do, it’s often too late. Then you have to take time off work to deal with repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome. The quest then starts to find an ergonomic mouse so you can get back to work, however, the market is saturated with offers. How do you know the one you pick will really work? The answer is simple:
Pick the mouse that has the best scientific support!
Although there are many ergonomic mice on the market, very few of
them are based on scientific or ergonomic research. In fact, many so
called ‘ergonomic’ mice are proven to be worse than
regular mice! The hand could be at a wrong angle, improperly supported,
you could be straining the wrong part of the hand.
Always make sure the design of the mouse supports your hand! As an example, we refer you to the HandShoe Mouse, one of the most thoroughly researched and supported ergonomic mice in the world.
A thoroughly researched and supported mouse
The HandShoe Mouse was researched and developed using extensive
trials, field research and ergonomic theory by the Erasmus University.
The project started due to severe complaints from engineering students
who spent extensive amounts of time behind the computer. They suffered
from such crippling mouse pain that some couldn’t work anymore.
The mouse was developed over a five year period in order to find out why regular mice cause pain. Handshoe Mouse then developped an alternative design which addresses and prevents these various causes of pain.
Tests for the mouse were originally conducted with the Dutch Tax Office, an organisation with thousands of people using computers and many having to take time off to deal with mouse pain.
People are coming back to work
The HandShoe Mouse was introduced amongst them, and before long people were coming back to work. The
mouse is designed to provide the most relaxed hand position possible.
The hand simply rests on the mouse, leaving the arm to do the minimal
work as opposed to the hand. Furthermore, the button clicking is extremely light. It allows to further reduce effort and strain in the fingers.
All pressure from movement is absorbed by the palm of the hand as opposed to the thumb, fingers and wrist. The mouse has been described in various ways, but always positive: “bed”, “chair” or “saddle” for the hand. All are popular conclusions. Unlike many ergonomic alternatives, you will be able to go straight back to work. This mouse will not agitate your existing mouse pain!
Exhibitor in the Ergonomics Village at A+A 2019 Dusseldorf, November 5/8, 2019
A+ A Hall 10 stand J40