Ergonomic Mice

Clicking and scrolling on a regular basis is one of the causes that can lead to pain in the hands, arms, and even in the neck and shoulders. An ergonomic mouse is designed to maximise productivity but at the same time reduce user fatigue and discomfort.

Ergonomic mice come in many different shapes and sizes. Using the right ergonomic mouse may ultimately help reduce the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive strain injuries.

Product variety

The Handshoe Mouse

The Handshoe, released by HumanScale is available in three sizes for the right hand: small, medium and large, so that the ergonomic design could work for anyone of you. To find out which size of the mouse fits your hand, you have to measure on the inside of the stretched out hand, the distance from your wrist (the cross over between hand and arm) up to the tip of the ring finger. This length provides an indication of the required size: length up to around 170 mm is small, from around 170 mm up to 190 mm is medium and larger than 190 mm is large. You have correctly measured the size when the wrist rests comfortably on the tail-end, the second joint of the thumb (proximal phalanx) rests on the thumb rest and the finger tips do not, or just lightly, touch the desktop. The finger tips should be near the lower edge of the buttons, close to the desktop. (Source: CoolGadgetConcept)
Photo of handshoe mouseHandshoemouse

The Switch Mouse

The SwitchMouseThe Switch Mouse is apparently the long awaited replacement for the Whale Mouse (see above image).

As well as the ability to stretch like the Whale, to suit different hand sizes, it also has what is called a 'Navigation Dish' instead of a scroll wheel. The 'dish' allows four-way scrolling. It has a unique 'V' shaped underside to allow the natural positioning of the forearm and programmable buttons. More information about the Switchmouse . . .
Using the SwitchMouse

The Evoluent Mouse

image of Evoluent mouse buttonsThe design of the Evoluent improves comfort and control when mousing, with a patented shape that supports your hand in a relaxed handshake position with a notch to rest your thumb in that eliminates forearm twisting and minimizes effort required to use the mouse.

A regular mouse requires your forearm to twist away from its natural position, which can reduce blood flow, put muscles in awkward positions and increase the rate of fatigue and for many, discomfort and pain while mousing

(source: Evoluent Canada)

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Evoluent mouse
Using the Evoluent

The ErgoClick

Ergoclick mouseDesigned to take the pain out of repetitive clicking.

The right hand (palm only) is used to position the pointer on the screen (you use your ordinary device: mouse, trackball, touchpad, etc.) and The left hand (palm only) to click (you use ErgoClick).
The ergoclick mouse
The ErgoClick

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