Category Archives: Ergonomic University Research

Why HandShoe Mouse Has No Thumb Buttons


This video explains why an ergonomic mouse like the HandShoe Mouse doesn’t have and won’t get thumb buttons, even if people keep asking for buttons near the thumb.

This is based on research done by several universities in Europe: it was found that your thumb is very sensitive, especially if you place the thumb in a gripping or pinching position.

The HandShoe Mouse has an excellent thumb support where your thumb can take a rest and will not be used in the “mousing process”.
Watch the one minute video explanation:

What Causes Mouse Pain?

This one minute video shows you clearly why you get pain in your hand and fingers when using a conventional computer mouse.  The HandShoe Mouse provides full support for your hand and prevents gripping and pinching. That’s exactly what makes the difference with a standard mouse.

HandShoe Mouse Research – EMG Proof

HandShoe Mouse EMG Proof
A comparison between the HandShoe Mouse and a conventional computer mouse using electromyogram (EMG) measurements shows the difference in muscle activity of the hand and fingers, due to gripping and pinching. When working with the HandShoe Mouse there are distinct moments of rest (hardly any signal) which means the muscles are relaxed. However, working with a conventional (computer) mouse evokes a substantial (continuous) signal, nearly all the time. This means high muscle tension and hardly any rest.

The Risk of  Hovering and Gripping

According to our ergonomic research, it has been proven that hovering your fingers above a computer mouse and gripping the mouse, are a major cause for physical complaints.
This may lead to Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
The next video shows this risk and the advantage to have a “slanted” mouse at an angle of 25 degrees. It also shows that a vertical mouse is a potential risk for complaints as well.

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