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Title: Effects of the use of a special computer mouse : The HandShoe Mouse
Authors: van Zwieten, Koos Jaap
Schmidt, Klaus
Helder, Paul
Lippens, Peter
Zoubova, Irina
Zinkovsky, Anatoly
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Varzin, S.A.; Taraskovskaya, O. (Ed.). HEALTH – THE BASE OF HUMAN POTENTIAL : PROBLEMS AND WAYS TO SOLVE THEM. 6th ANNUAL ALL–RUSSIAN RESEARCH AND PRACTICAL CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION. Proceedings of the Conference,p. 236-241
Abstract: With a conventional mouse a combination of thumb, ring- and little finger is required to realize optimal control in the horizontal (X-Y) plane. By providing a supporting contour for hand palm and fingers, it was noted that gripping and pinching of thumb and fingers (m. extensor carpi radialis longus and brevis) to control the mouse in the X-Y plane was no longer necessary. The supporting contour enables a near to fully relaxed flexor and extensor muscle position which is reflected by a significant reduction of the EMG signal. This contrary to the hovering finger position required with a conventional mouse where the hand is fully pronated. This contour arch stabilizes the freely moving finger guaranteeing the joint’s (PIP) movements in static and dynamic situation. Fingers (tips, close to the desktop) rest on the switches which follow the contour of the mouse. To switch only a light flexing action of the fingers is required whereby the majority of the switch action is at the finger tips.
Notes: Review of recent anatomical observations related to an ergonomically safe computer mouse. HR license number 020 593 from 8/7/97, Tax Credit - National Classification of products,OK 005-93, v.2, 95 3004 - Scientific and industrial literature
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13042
ISSN: 2076-4618
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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