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.
Filed under: Ergonomic University Research
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