Best Ergonomic Computer Mouse for Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Best Ergonomic Computer Mouse for Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

There are so many ergonomic mice to choose from. If you are looking for the best ergonomic mouse for lateral Epicondylitus please read through this blog post that covers some back ground to lateral Epicondylitus (tennis elbow) and three tips covering how to manage discomfort.

Lateral Epicondylitis is a condition that occurs in the arm and is sometimes known as Tennis Elbow. The terms “Tennis Elbow” is a misnomer however since it occurs most often in non tennis players. Furthermore, and contrary to popular belief, there is limited scientific evidence that computer […]

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How to Choose an Ergonomic Mouse?

How to Choose an Ergonomic Mouse?

 

If you use a computer at work you will most probably hold it for longer than any other piece of equipment, maybe even your mobile phone!

Due to the amount of time you have contact with your mouse you may be asking yourself “How to choose an Ergonomic Mouse?”

Below are a list of things to think about during your purchase of an ergonomic mouse. The main point to remember is even if you do find the perfect ergonomic mouse try to pre-empt discomfort during use with a change of posture or task. This method will reduce […]

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Mouse Accurate Ergonomic Mouse-What are the Key Requirements?

Most Accurate Ergonomic Mouse

 

What are the requirements for an accurate ergonomic mouse? 

Video Transcript

Why is the DXT Small?

First of all to allow for accurate cursor movements. Secondly to allow for any length of hand to use the mouse. Thirdly to allow for comfort during use.

The compact size of the DXT Ergonomic Mouse allows the hand to work from the position of function ensuring comfort and precision. If we feel the hand like many large ergonomic mice do the hand and fingers will not be able to manipulate the mouse or truly adopt the position of function. The shoulder is design to […]

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The True Neutral Position of The Hand (In Ergonomics)

The True Neutral Position of The Hand (In Ergonomics)

Contrary to popular belief the upright position of the hand (or the handshake grip) is not a neutral position that should be adopted by the hand when carrying out activities such as manipulating a computer mouse.

The position that should be adopted is the position of the hand at rest /position of function which is shown in the picture below:

Picture 1 showing the position of the hand at rest/position of function

 

The position of the hand at rest shown above is a neutral position from a functional point […]

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An Ergonomics Approach to Computer Mouse Design.

An Ergonomics Approach to Computer Mouse Design.
DXT Ergonomic Mouse

Stephen Bowden, Ergonomist.

The purpose of a computer mouse is to allow the user to complete accurate and productive movements of the cursor on screen.

The scientific literature has been indicating for nearly 20 years that the shape and size of computer input devices should take advantage of the fine motor control of the hand for their operation. The rationale for this suggestion is that the small muscle groups and joints in the fingers are densely represented in the human motor and sensory cortex and have higher information processing abilities […]

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Pinch and the Precision Grip in Ergonomic Mice – Whats the difference?

Pinch and the Precision Grip in Ergonomic Mice- Whats the difference?

 

Video Transcript

This short presentation explains the myth concerning the pinch grip and its use with ergonomic computer mice. The two principal forms of grip and pinch and precision and there are three essential differences between them. The first is that different muscle groups predominate each from of grip. The pinch grip mainly makes use of a group of muscles which are known as extrinsic muscles. These muscles are located in the forearm and control crude movements that produce a powerful grip. The precision grip intrinsic muscles of the hand are […]

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DXT Ergonomic Precision Mouse Background & Design Objectives

DXT Ergonomic Precision Mouse Background & Design Objectives 

 

 

Video transcription 

Hi, my name is Stephen Bowden and am one of the designers of the DXT Ergonomic Mouse. This short presentation discusses the design and science behind the Mouse and why it allows for comfort and accuracy.

The following are the Design objectives of the DXT mouse.

To enable natural finger, hand, arm and shoulder movement patterns.
To utilise the precision grip of the of the hand to improve accuracy of the cursor
To adopt the position function or rest
To enable right and left hand use
Reduce or eliminate pinch grip while lifting the mouse
Reduce the overall […]

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OPC Ergonomics appointed as distributor of DXT Ergonomic Mouse in Australia and New Zealand

OPC Ergonomics and the DXT Ergonomic Mouse

 

City Ergonomics is pleased to announce the appointment of OPC Ergonomics as a distributor of the DXT Ergonomic Mouse in Australia and New Zealand.

Director of City Ergonomics Stephen Bowden met Allen Field from OPC ergonomics in Las Vegas at the Ergo Expo where is was agreed there was a demand for an ergonomic mouse that not only looks at comfort of the upper limb but ensures accurate productive cursor movements.

OPC Ergonomics has manufactured, imported and distributed to Australian resellers since 1998 and has a proven track record selling ergonomic office equipment.

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