Work More, Hurt Less with the Aerobic Mouse
- Right and Left Handed Models
- Supports Correct Posture to Hand, Wrist & Arm
- 3 Mouse Button User-Assignable Design
- Scroll Wheel for ease of Internet operation
- Optional Software does the clicking for You.
- Bionic-Track Optical Tracking System for low maintenance, high accuracy mousing
- USB with PS/2 Adaptor
- Detailed Manual with Posture Recommendations
- Software CD*
- Available in Onyx Black or Pearl White.
How Much Difference Does A Mouse Really Make?
Understanding the Problem
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) are a conspiracy of seemingly insignificant events that computer users perform everyday without understanding the consequences that they inflict upon their bodies. Muscles do work mechanically, but it is biochemistry that makes them work. Any muscle that is tense is doing work, and is therefore subject to the body's rules on biochemistry. Holding your hand palm down requires effort in the muscles of your lower forearm and constricts blood flow as well. Gripping and clicking are work for the fingers and hands, and any work needs fuel, which in biochemical terms means oxygen.
Blood circulates similar to the way water circulates in a garden hose. Bend a garden hose and it develops kinks, stand on it and only a trickle gets through. With hands palm down and wrists bent up, blood vessels are "kinked." Wrists bearing down on wrist rest or work surfaces at the Carpal Tunnel are just like hoses being stood upon. To point a mouse it must be gripped, for things to happen it must be clicked. Not 100, not 1,000, but often 10,000 times in a day - 2,000,000 times a year - by some of the smallest muscles in the body.
Each muscle is like an individual engine, and there are hundreds of them in our bodies. But unlike a car engine, which has its own individual fuel pump and exhaust system, our body engines use a system in which the pump and exhaust system are one and the same. So our pump (heart) ignores the revving of individual muscles and monitors the fuel level across them all. Fuel (oxygen) levels are measured in the brain, and if the level drops, the autonomic system speeds up the pump (heart). When movement involves the larger muscles of the body (upper arm and leg muscles), the brain quickly detects the increased demand for oxygen and signals the heart to pump faster, resulting in increased breathing.
What's the BIG difference?
The Aerobic Mouse has been designed to keep your hand and wrist in a "neutral" position, relaxing your muscles and eliminating the stress most mousing positions create in your hand, fingers, wrist and forearm. Relaxed muscles are not only more comfortable, but are less likely to tire, ache or injure. The Aerobic Mouse can prevent repetitive stress injuries; if you're already experiencing problems, the Aerobic Mouse can help ease your pain.
Activity in the small muscles of the fingers and hands alone is insufficient to lower oxygen levels in the blood enough to increase the heart rate.
So when performing a mousing task, oxygen concentrations in the fingers can fall significantly due to continuous and repetitive periods of muscular activity. But no extra supply of oxygen is made available. Complicating matters further, since the blood is also part of the exhaust system, toxins are not vented away fast enough, and so they start to build up. So, the progression of RSI can be a result of too much finger work creating periods of low oxygen levels. That causes abnormal circulation, which in turn reduces flow and oxygen, resulting in a downward spiral and subsequent physical problems.
The Aerobic Mouse Virtually Hands Free
(VHF) Mousing System removes all of the poor posture issues precipitated by using other mice, eliminates the need to grip and, on average, 95% of your requirements to click. This is the only mousing system to look at the problems and deal with them bio-mechanically.
Compatibility: Mac,Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7