Click through the World Wide Web in a healthier way!
After extensive hours in front of your PC, do you feel pain in your hand from time to time? Or would you just like to prevent to be caught by the RSI-Syndrom and the carpal tunnel syndrome? I made my own great experiences with that Ergonomic Mouse, because it really reliefes the strain from my hand when working with the computer.
The manufacturer's site confirms: The unique, ergonomic vertical grip design has been clinically proven to reduce muscle strain and discomfort associated with carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stress injuries compared to using a traditional mouse.
According to Wikipedia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) became widely known to the general public in the 1990's as a result of the significant increase in chronic wrist pain due to the rapid expansion of office jobs. Another effect might be repetitive strain injury (RSI), also called repetitive stress injury or cumulative trauma, which is any of a loose group of conditions from overuse of the computer, guitar, knife or similar motion or tool. It is an occupational overuse syndrome affecting muscles, tendons, and nerves in the arms and upper back; hence it is also known as work related upper limb disorder or "WRULD". The medically accepted condition in which it occurs is when muscles in these areas are kept tense for very long periods of time, due to poor posture and/or repetitive motions. It is most common among assembly line and computer workers. Good posture, ergonomics and limiting time in stressful working conditions can help prevent or halt the progress of the disorder. Using the Ergonomic mouse will certainly help also you!
The ergonomic mouse EM500 by 3M enhances your comfort by keeping arms and shoulders in a more relaxed, neutral position. It is an optical mouse with USB/PS2 compatible plug and play. Currently only available for right-hand use.
Innovative vertical design keeps the arm in a comfortable, more neutral and natural "handshake" position
Uses larger muscles to move mouse, reducing risk of discomfort
Left and right click functions using the thumb button on the top of the vertical grip
3rd button on handle can enable scrolling in some applications
Available in two sizes: small/medium and large
USB connector with PS/2 adapter
Compatible with PC, Macintosh, and iMac computers with USB ports
- optical sensor for exact mouse movement
- moves like a normal mouse, no joystick
- no driver needed
measurements: 11.4 cm x 8.9 cm x 11.7 cm
Two Sizes for the Best Fit:
Lay your palm flat and measure the width of your hand (as shown in the third picture, excluding thumb). Then you make your choice in the following way:
Width <= 8,9 cm (3½ inch): Choose Size "S" ("small") from our catalogue.
Width > 8,9 cm (3½ inch): You are right with Size "L" ("large") and you may place your order right here!
The ergonomic mouse by 3M, size "L":