Ergonomic mouse designedDutch researchers reinvent the mouse

08 April 2009

Almost 40 years after the humble computer mouse was first designed Netherlands-based Hippus has revealed a revolutionary ergonomic ‘bio-mouse’.

Dubbed the HandShoeMouse the idea behind the mouse is to minimise stresses and strains in the shoulder and pains in the forearm used to control the mouse.

Due to its curvature, the bio-design of the HandshoeMouse supports the natural shape of the relaxed palm of the hand, according to Hippus. In addition, the mouse offers a supporting surface for the whole hand including the heel of the hand, so that the mouse need not be continually controlled with the fingers.

The hand muscles are noticeably less stressed after long periods at the computer - thereby preventing complaints. After only a short-period of familiarisation, the HandshoeMouse can be comfortably and accurately controlled. And since not every hand is the same size, the HandshoeMouse comes in three sizes - small, medium and large.

The ergonomic design of the HandshoeMouse offers both relief and prevention. It has been developed on the basis of studies undertaken at university medical schools in Rotterdam and Maastricht.

The device comes in three different colours; including, transparent, jet-black and snow-white and a wireless version is also available.

Further information is available and orders can be placed online. The wireless version retails at 150 Euros (around £130) including postage and packing.

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