HandShoe Mouse Announces New Arrival of the XS Version

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Press Release, issued by Hippus N.V. on 30 November 2013

Hippus N.V., originating from the medical faculties of two Dutch universities, has been selling the HandShoe Mouse for the past seven years with increasing success. Thousands of users all over the world have selected this ergonomic mouse, the only mouse that fully supports your hand.

The HandShoe Mouse was developed in answer to the many complaints from users of conventional or vertical mice, who were (and many still are) suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or, in general, RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury). These physical ailments are caused by the fact that people are constantly gripping the conventional or vertical mouse and hovering their fingers above the buttons of a conventional mouse. Research by several universities, throughout the world, has shown that the HandShoe Mouse not only offers support for your hand and wrist but also prevents the hovering action made by your fingers. Use of the HandShoe Mouse means your fingers rest on the Light Click buttons of our ergonomic mouse.

Until now, the HandShoe Mouse has been available in different sizes, to fit Large, Medium or Small hands.

We received many requests though, to produce an Extra Small version for adults with smaller hands, which is also suitable for children. That’s why we’re proud to announce the arrival of our new XS version, designed to fit a hand size of up to155 mm (6.1 inches), measured from your wrist to the top of your ring finger.

The first XS model will be a right hand wired XS HandShoe Mouse, which is expected to be available in January 2014.

The new arrival will be on display at the world’s most significant ergonomic conference and exposition, the Ergo Expo in Las Vegas,December 4-6 2013.

Is The HandShoe Mouse Too Big For Your Desktop?

Some people think that the HandShoe Mouse is big, but is it too large for your desktop?

Actually not, because this ergonomic mouse is just as large as your hand.
Do you believe your hand is too large for the desktop? Of course not!

As a matter of fact, the HandShoe Mouse is the only mouse that fully supports your hand and fingers,
including a thumb support.
And as you probably know you should rest your forearm and hand on the desktop anyway.
This is to prevent unnecessary muscle exertion (a difficult word for too much tension in your muscles.)

It’s also fine to support your arm on the armrest of your chair, as long as you support your arm.
Whatever the mouse size, you do need space for your hand on your desk, whether you have a HandShoe mouse
or any other non-ergonomic mouse.

Just follow our advice and set the cursor speed to medium.
Then you only need half an inch or less than two centimeters around your mouse to move the cursor diagonally
over a twenty inch screen.
This is similar to the use of a regular mouse but the HandShoe mouse, gives full relaxation and reduces the risk
of strains and pains.

The End of Keyboard Trays and Mouse Platforms?

By: Drs. ing. Paul C. Helder

I think we all enjoyed the innovations presented during this year’s Ergo Expo in Las Vegas.

Of course various new innovative products were presented next to already well known products which are from the outset near to the optimal solution. These can therefore hardly be improved, because they have been developed based on medical research, like for example the HandShoe Mouse by Hippus.

A very obvious difference with previous shows was, as far as I have noted, the absence of keyboard trays with mouse platforms. Apparently the industry has seen the light.
Instead we now see a multitude of height adjustable desks.
These desks not only provides sufficient space to work, but, far more important, they allow you to support the forearm and thereby relax the Trapezius – and Deep Neck muscles.

Already in 2006, Professor Han Ming Chen addressed this point in his paper: The effect on forearm and shoulder muscle activity in using different slanted computer mice, published in Clinical Biomechanics.

Height Adjustable Desks: Free Movement

adjustable deskThe space provided by height adjustable desks allows free movement. One can sit far more comfortable and move keyboard and mouse around to ones heart’s content.
We are not robots, we should allow ourselves freedom of movement.
Also paperwork can now be readily available on the desk. And there is also plenty of room for your HandShoe Mouse!

The adjustable desk takes away the restriction of the cramped space dictated by the concept of the keyboard tray. Long and behold, we now even see micro desks to further increase the available desk space.

I hope that based on anatomical and bio-mechanical research the ergonomics industry will realize that concepts from the past do not always comply with the best solution. The keyboard tray was a perceived good alternative. However, everybody realized that restrictions prevailed. The adjustable desk and chair now provide a fitting solution based on fundamental scientific research.