HandShoe Mouse: Weight Control & Cursor Speed

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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.

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:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBlAN0khmos

 

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