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  Ergonomic Input Devices  

The objective of ergonomically engineered input devices is to maximize productivity by increasing input speed. This results from designs that actually improve user posture and, reduce user discomfort and fatigue. The application of ergonomic principles to the engineering of input devices such as keyboards and mice, and audio devices such as microphones, further bridge the gap between the human body and advanced technology.

Ergonomically designed mice for example, are designed to promote a more neutral hand, wrist and arm position, allowing users to work comfortably, reducing strain, and helping to prevent and alleviate long-term repetitive stress injuries (RSIs). In contrast, the traditional mouse forces people to use their arms, back, shoulders, neck, hands, and wrists to perform tasks. This causes many users to develop repetitive strain injuries such as Carpal Tunnel and Tendonitis, or simply causes enough pain to reduce productivity.

Ergonomically engineered input devices:
• Eliminate unnecessary movements and improves productivity
• Makes required movements as precise, comfortable, and effortless as possible
• Eliminates long, repetitive reaching movements, and reduces forearm muscle movements
• Supports and promotes the neutral position of the hand, wrist and arm

Repetitive Strain Injuries
are often times the accumulation
of many small injuries that occur
over time with routine activities.

When compared to an industrial
environment, offices appear safe.
However, data shows that RSIs
are low level injuries that build
up over time with repetitive action
and since they are not acute
traumatic injuries they do not issue
immediate attention; they are subtle
by nature. As a result, they can be
more difficult to identify and
people tend to ignore the symptoms.
Symptoms in the affected area can include:

• Pain or tightness
• Dull ache or throbbing
• Numbness or tingling

  Contour Design RollerMouse Free2 helps to eliminate reaching for a traditional mouse relieving neck, shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain. There is no gripping necessary, thus avoiding the threat of repetitive strain injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tendonitis.  

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