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!

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

HandShoe Mouse Testimonials

left and right handshoe

It is great to experience how the HandShoe Mouse is getting extremely popular as the most ergonomic mouse on earth.
We’re not surprised that we’re seeing our sales volumes surge, especially after adding the Light Click (LC) buttons as a new standard for “ergonomic mousing”.

Drs. ing. Paul C. Helder, Chief Technical Officer of Hippus, the producer of the HandShoe Mouse, is talking to and corresponding with many HandShoe Mouse users, all over the world and he is getting a lot of positive feedback.
Paul is especially keen to tell users that they must support their arm for the best ergonomic result.

HandShoe Mouse feedback

HandShoe Mouse with light click

We normally get feedback from our customers after they have used the HandShoe Mouse for a while.
Some people have tried several other products and were still suffering but now write to us us that they are back in the office again.

A great and very rewarding response came from Dr. Marika Zoll:

“I broke my arm badly and for a long time could not spend more than a few minutes at the computer. I tried several other mousses and still felt the strain of using my finger muscles that run up my arm across my wrist.

Then I found this mouse! Yey! I could never turn back to another mouse. I will warn you though that it is different and took a little getting used to. I think I was actually in the habit of holding my arm incorrectly with the other mice I used. This mouse forces you to lay your arm down and be supported or else you can’t manoeuvre well.

Once I understood how I got going I am so happy to say I am using my hurt arm now for hours per day without any strain. I plan to always use this mouse as a preventative medicine against other ailments like carpal tunnel. As I know I am vulnerable from my injury I won’t take any chances. I am a die hard fan of this product. OH and by the way, I am convinced that using this mouse saved my time physical therapy so the extra cost initially saved me money on the back end as I was able to cut my rehab short.

Dr. Marika Zoll

This is just one of the many reactions we’re getting from our customers all over the world.
It makes us proud and helps in our goal to offer the best ergonomic mouse in the market.

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: