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:

Ergonomic Mouse Prevents Pain

Mouse Pain?

Do you ever have tired or painful muscles in your hand, wrist or forearm after working with a computer mouse? The most common reason is that a conventional mouse forces the muscles in your forearm to continuous activity. You may end up with pain in your arm unless you take precautions.

In this video we will give you the technical explanation which is based on university research.
The anatomy of forearm and hand explains the sources of your complaints: hovering of your hand and fingers over the mouse requires action of the so called extensor digitorum muscle.
To hold onto your mouse another set of muscles is continuously active. You need the extensor carpi ulnaris to work from the wrist.

Best Ergonomic Mouse

In order to prevent the pains caused by a conventional computer mouse, we developed the best ergonomic solution:  the HandShoe Mouse. This mouse is taking all aspects into consideration. Now your muscles will stay relaxed as your hand is fully supported so there is no more hovering of your fingers. And you don’t have to grip it to move it. Last but not least, the support angle allows for easy movement from the wrist.

This video gives a clear view of the muscles in your arm and how they are affected when using a computer mouse:



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Use Of Ergonomic Mouse By Moving Forearm

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Conventional Mouse: Hand Flat On Desk

ergonomic mouse is betterDo you realize that with a conventional mouse your hand is flat on the desk?
So to move the mouse, you must move your wrist sideways.

While doing this, your wrist is restricted in its motion.

This is alleviated by the angle of your hand when you use the HandShoe Mouse.
With a conventional computer mouse though, repetitive motions of the hand, by just moving the wrist,
can lead to serious complaints. This was shown by Professor van Zwieten in a university publication.

Reshape of Ergonomic Mouse: Forget Handshake

In the past, various adjustments have been tried and applied to the shape of the ergonomic mouse.

ergonomic mouseModels vary from lightly slanted to a vertical or handshake position. But professor van Zwieten proves that this handshake position should be re-considered, because in this position the interosseous membrane between the two forearm bones, ulna and radius, is taut. Muscles which are used in a handshake position originate from this membrane and can thus provoke serious complaints.

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That’s why we advise to use the HandShoe Mouse instead and mainly by moving the forearm.
Of course when a minute motion is required to select an object on screen, you can move the mouse from the wrist too.

Watch a one minute video about this topic: