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.