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How does the Switch Mouse minimize the risk of pain and injury associated with computer use?
While a majority of computer users may associate hand and wrist injury with use of the keyboard, the truth is that most injuries can be attributed to long-term mouse use. But pain doesn’t have to be a consequence of intensive mousing. Unlike the myriad “ergonomic” mice on the market, the Switch Mouse is based entirely on the latest human factors research and designed to specifically minimize health risks associated with long-term mouse use, including tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Rich in ergonomic features, the innovative Switch Mouse ensures you’ll mouse in comfort by addressing a number of common causes of pain and injury.
Problem: Wrist Anchoring
Computer users often anchor the crease of their wrists to the work surface while mousing. This position is linked to two injury risk factors?increased intracarpal tunnel pressure and wrist extension, or the bending of the wrist toward the body.
Solution: Switch Mouse Palm Support. The Switch Mouse features an integrated palm support that prevents wrist anchoring. Mousing with a supported palm also encourages the use of large arm and shoulder muscles, which are much less likely to fatigue than delicate wrist and hand muscles.
Problem: Unnatural Angles
Mice that position the wrist and forearm horizontal to the work surface can elevate intracarpal tunnel pressure and the risk for injury.
Solution: Switch Mouse V-Shaped Base
The tilted angle of the Switch Mouse, created by the V-shaped bottom of the device, positions the wrist and forearm at a 45-degree angle?a natural pronation known to minimize pressure in the carpal tunnel.
Problem: Repetitive Motion Risks
While scroll wheels provide great convenience, they encourage repetitive motion of the fingers and have been linked to tendon disorders.
Solution: Switch Mouse Navigation Dish
The Switch Mouse’s circular five-button navigation dish minimizes tendon movement, and as an added benefit, allows for horizontal scrolling.
Problem: One Size Does Not Fit All
Most mice do not address the unique requirements of each user, and poor fit can lead to excessive grasping, muscle fatigue, and discomfort.
Solution: Switch Mouse Adjustability Features
The Switch Mouse is length-adjustable to fit hands of nearly any size, while its symmetric shape equally accommodates right- or left-handed use of the device.
TIPS FOR USING YOUR MOUSE
Get the Right Mouse
Mice come in a variety of sizes, shapes and configurations, and it’s important to select the right device for your size and the type of work that you perform at your workstation. While working, try to maintain a neutral wrist posture by making adjustments to your chair, keyboard tray, etc. If you are experiencing wrist pain, consider using an alternative pointing device such as a touch pad of trackball. Note that trackballs decrease the distance your shoulder has to travel which can be helpful; however, they also put more strain on the fingers and hands.
Keep it Close
Keep your tracking device close to the keyboard and within easy reach, so that you do not tire your muscles by over-stretching when reaching for the mouse. Do not place your mouse on the desk if you use a keyboard tray! Consider purchasing a proper keyboard tray with a mouse tray that is adjacent to the keyboard platform. We carry a variety of these keyboard trays with various mouse trays. If you do not use your 10-key pad, consider a mouse tray that goes over the key pad.
Use Good Posture
Sit with your back supported against the backrest of your chair, and keep your shoulders relaxed. Keep your arm close to your side and maintain your elbows at a 100 to 110 degree angle. Lightly supporting your forearm on your armrest can help keep your shoulders relaxed.
Use Proper Mouse Techniques
- Keeping your forearms stationary and “flicking” your wrist side to side or up and down increases intra-carpal pressure, which can lead to problems. Instead, use your hand, wrist, and forearm as a unit to move the mouse. Keep your wrist in a neutral position.
- Don’t click too hard ? use a light touch.
- Don’t hover your fingers over the buttons in the “loaded” position, as this causes stress on your fingers and forearm muscles.
- Keep your hand relaxed and use a light grip.
- Don’t hold the mouse when you’re not using it.
Use Keyboard Shortcuts
Limit your mouse or tracking device use by incorporating keyboard shortcuts in to your work techniques. Use the available keystrokes such as Ctrl+S to save, Ctrl+P to print, Alt-Tab to move between screens, etc.
Limit Time Using the Mouse
The best remedy for a pointing device injury is rest! Take 1 - 2 minute stretch breaks every 15 - 20 minutes of working.
Use Other Hand to Operate Mouse
Switching hands, or “sharing the load”, limits the amount that each hand has to work. While most of us may think we can’t mouse with our other hand, it takes most people just a few days to get used to the change. This may require purchasing a keyboard tray with dual mouse platforms, or one where the mouse platform can be easily re-positioned from side to side. We have a number of these keyboard trays available.
Adjust Software Settings
Most tracking devices have software setting that you access through your control panel, including sensitivity and speed. If the sensitivity of the mouse is not set up properly you may be using more force and awkward hand postures to control your mouse. The speed should be adjusted so that you can easily and naturally control the device, while maintaining a neutral posture.
For additional workstation tips check out our ERGOresources center!