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Vertical Mouse
new shape reduces stress
by Rick Smith (December 14, 2001)


 

The "Mouse" has been around for over 20 years and has been available in a wide variety of styles and shapes. Vertical Mouse has created a new ergonomic model that supports your hand in a natural, handshake position.

This mouse features:

  • USB or PS/2 interface
  • Supports Windows 98 and above
  • Less stressful than conventional mice
  • Eliminates arm twisting
  • Supports the fingers in extended positions
  • Completely stable when pressing the buttons
  • Supports the thumb for additional comfort
  • Reduces repetitive use injuries


    Hand position while using Vertical Mouse

    This mouse has five buttons although these images show only four. Three are on top, for the fingers and one is under the scroller. A thumb button will be added to the production model.

    The Vertical Mouse retails for $39.95 and will be available after August 2002.

    How does it work?

    Because of its shape and design, the Vertical Mouse keeps the arms in a comfortable, relaxed position


    Less bone twist with Vertical Mouse

    A conventional, horizontal mouse forces the hand and forearm to be twisted almost 90 degrees out of the neutral position. This results in wrist discomfort after prolonged use and could lead to long term injury.


    Increased bone twist with conventional, horizontal mouse

    Some conventional mice are slightly slanted which does reduce arm twisting, but not as much as the new Vertical Mouse.

    Copyright 2006 Rick Smith All rights reserved.

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