Ergonomics for the User.
The problem faced by an Ergonomist performing Ergonomic Evaluations is explaining to clients that Carpal Tunnel and other Muscle Skeletal injures take a LONG time to develop. Very similar to the old FRAM commercial, pay me now (buy an oil filter) or see me later and buy a new engine. In this case it’s make a change now or visit a surgeon later. Could be a painful choice.
There is NOT a single Perfect Mouse that meets everyone’s needs, even though the IT department or Accounting is telling you there is. It is very likely that the $10 mouse they suggest, will bite you.
Picking a mouse. I recommend you try a lot of different mice. How does the mouse fit your hand– comfortably? Does it help to keep your hand in a neutral position (straight). Does it encourage you to use it correctly? A poorly chosen mouse may cause you to ground your wrist, twist your wrist, or tightly gripping the mouse and could cause all three.
Below are just a few of the different types of mice available.
– Standard “flat mouse”
– Vertical mouse
– “Pen” grip mouse
– Adjustable Mouse
Computers are not going away any time soon. Learn to use your mouse correctly now or see a surgeon later. You can find the perfect mouse for YOU, if YOU look and are willing to change your habits.