Ergonomic Mouse

If you have carpal tunnel, you may want to consider switching to an ergonomic mouse if you do a lot of typing or use your computer a lot. An ergonomic mouse has a unique design that allows you to keep your hand in a comfortable position when using the mouse. It is thought to relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Most advertisements that you find for an ergonomic mouse will include the selling point that it will allow you to work “easily and comfortably for hours.”

An ergonomic mouse is really great for anyone who has disabilities that affect their wrists and hands. There is even an ergonomic mouse that allows you to use your head or feet and not your hands to move it. Most people tend to have our palms facing down when they use the computer mouse. For some people who use a computer mouse a lot at work, this can cause a problem with their wrist and carpal tunnel can develop. The palm facing down position is called the “pronated position” and it puts pressure on the wrist and may cause a repetitive strain injury for some people.

An ergonomic mouse is designed so that it is vertical. This means that it can minimize the pressure and stress that is felt on the wrist after prolonged hours working with and using a computer mouse. The user actually uses the common ergonomic mouse with their palm in an upright and natural position. It is more of a handshake position and can relieve pressure to the wrist and carpal tunnel. A vertical ergonomic mouse is becoming the more common choice for people who suffer from repetitive strain injuries. There are several different brands that make an ergonomic mouse on the market. Most come in small or medium/large sizes. Typically the right and left mouse buttons are pressed by using your thumb. It may take a few hours to get used to using an ergonomic mouse after you have been using a regular mouse for quite some time.

One ergonomic mouse that is said to have the best technology is the Evoluent Vertical mouse V3. It will allow you to switch the DPI (Dot Per Inch) setting with the range of 800-2600dpi. This will be very helpful with a large monitor. A mouse that can be set at higher DPI levels will use need less movement. It does a really good job at relieving wrist and arm fatigue. You can find it for a little less than $100. Another good ergonomic mouse is that of the Zero Tension mouse. It is a basic function mouse. It has a base to it and you can access the scroll wheel and buttons easily. It comes in a small and large size and you can find this one for about $100 also. The Quill Mouse is another basic mouse. It has a sleek and clean design that makes it like a normal mouse only in a vertical position. This mouse is very easy to use and can cost anywhere from $80 – $100. 3M makes an ergonomic mouse that is the least expensive of them all. It sells for around $50 – $80. It looks very much like a joystick or game controller. This particular mouse has been proven to relieve pain and stress to your hand. The Arthritis Foundation has given it the Ease-of-Use Commendation. It also comes in a wireless version.

You can find other ergonomic mice for sale, even the type that uses no hands for people with disabilities. All types of ergonomic mice can be found online through various online vendors or from you local computer store.

This Ergonomic Mouse Review is Written/Updated on Sep 17th, 2010 and filed under Computer Hardware. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

1 Response for “Ergonomic Mouse”

  1. Jackie says:

    I’m afraid I do not agree with your analysis. I have seen proff all over the internet that a vertical position is not healthy for your hand and arm at all. There is no research support for that statement. I came across a lot of research on the website for another ergonomic mouse, the handshoe mouse. They seem to be able to support their shape (NOT vertical) but under a 25 degrees angle) with lots of proof from several universities. Perhaps you should contact this company to write a review.

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