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Ergonomic Mouse: HandShoe Mouse Publications


Human Factors in Ergonomics
Drs. ing. Paul C. Helder
Sources of Neck, Shoulder, Arm and Hand Complaints Presentation Health and Wellbeing @ Work 5-6 March 2013, Birmingham


Effects of the use of a special computer mouse : The HandShoe Mouse
van Zwieten, Koos Jaap; Schmidt, Klaus; Helder, Paul; Lippens, Peter; Zoubova, Irina & Zinkovsky, Anatoly (2011) In: 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. [Paper - cat: A2]

Clinical Biomechanics
Publication by professor Han-Ming Chen et al in Clinical Biomechanics 22, 2007, 518-523 (PDF 396 Kb)
"The effect on forearm and shoulder muscle activity in using different slanted computer mice"

Effects of forearm and palm supports on the upper extremity during computer mouse use.
Onyebeke LC, et al. Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 2115, USA.
Applied Ergonomics 2013 Sep 18. pii: S0003-6870(13)00158-0. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2013.07.016.

Assessment of the musculoskeletal load of the trapezius and deltoid muscles during hand activity.
Publication by Danuta Roman-Liu, et al. Department of Ergonomics, Central Institute for Labour Protection, Warsaw, Poland.

J Electromyogr Kinesiol.
Publication by B. Visser and J.H. van Dieën 2006 Feb; 16(1):1-16. Epub 2005 Aug 15.
"Pathophysiology of upper extremity muscle disorders”

Chirurgie de la main 26 (2007)255-277
Publication by Marc Soubeyrand, Clarisse Lafont, Renaud De Georges, Christian Dumontier
“Pathologie traumatique de la membrane interosseuse de l’avant-bras Traumatic pathology of antibrachial interosseous membrane of forearm"

Health - the base of human potential: problems and ways to their solution 2010
Publication by prof. K.J. van Zwieten et al. Fifth all Russian Scientific-Practical Conference with international participants, Materials of the conference. p. 303-308.
"Interosseous membrane (IOM) extreme tautness in forearm neutral position, evident from in vitro anatomical observations, strongly suggests unwished effects on fingers and thumb long muscles, during repetitive tasks in vivo"

14th Euron PhD Days. p. 62-63
Publication by F. Narain and prof. K.J. van Zwieten et al.
Publisher: Prof. Dr. Harry Steinbusch, Director, European Graduate School of Neuroscience (Euron)
"Devices to prevent repetitive strain injuries should take into account bony characteristics determining the behaviour of the interosseous membrane (IOM) in supination, neutral position, and pronation of forearm and hand"

Functions of some finger joints while handling the PC mouse, and their possible relevance for computer aided learning
VAN ZWIETEN, Koos Jaap; Hotterbeekx, An; Thywissen, Carlo; Helder, Paul; LIPPENS, Peter; SCHMIDT, Klaus; ZOUBOVA, Irina; Piskùn, Oleg; Varzin, Sergey & Zinkovsky, Anatoly (2010) .
In: Auer, Michael E. & Schreurs, Jeanne (Ed.) Academic and Corporate E-Learning In a Global Context. p. 1098-1101. [Conference paper - cat: C2]

Finger Proximal Inter Phalangeal (P.I.P.) Motion : Joint Surfaces and Ligamentous Geometries Are Interrelated
van Zwieten, K. J.; Schmidt, K. P.; De Munter, S.; Kosten, L.; Hotterbeekx, A.; Lippens, P.L.; Adriaensens, P.; Lambrichts, I. & Geusens, P.P. (2011).
In: Varzin, S.A.; Taraskovskaya, O.Y. (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, 24th – 26th November, 2011, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, Russia, ISSN 2076-4618, p. 231-236.

Noninvasive photoacoustic tomography of human peripheral joints toward diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis
Xueding Wang, David L. Chamberland and David A. Jamadar Department of Radiology, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA OPTICS LETTERS / Vol. 32, No. 20 / October 15, 2007

The Proximal Interphalangeal Joint, Anatomy and Causes of Stiffness in the Fingers
K. Kuczynski, Edinburgh, Scotland
From the Department of Anatomy and Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Edinburgh The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, vol.50 B, no. 3, August 1968, p. 656-663

Health conference St. Petersburg, Nov.2009
Publication by prof. K.J. van Zwieten et al.
"Hand Positions in scrolling, as related to PC-workers' dystonia and treatment of dystonia by means of vibrostimulation and external shock waves therapy"

Russian Scientific Practical Conference, Nov. 2008
Publication by prof. K.J. van Zwieten et al.
"Lower arm and hand muscles in focal dystonias - some anatomical and therapeutic aspects"

Department of Dermatology; a Department of Orthopedics; Izzet Baysal University, 14280 Golkoy Bolu, Turkey
Publication by Goksugur N. et al in J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 Aug; 55(2): 358-9
"A new computer-associated occupational skin disorder: Mousing callus"

Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Publication by Lewis A.T. et al in J Am Acad Dermatol. 2000 Jun;42(6):1073-5
“computer palms”

Department of Occupational Dermatology Academic Hospital Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication by Vermeer M.H. et al in J Am Acad Dermatol. 2001 Sep;45(3):477
“Mouse fingers, a new computer-related skin disorder”

TBV 14, nr.6, july 2006
Dutch publication by Helder, P.C., Snijders, C.J., Krullaards, R.L.
"Result of the use of a hand supporting computer mouse by patients with neck and shoulder complaints". (in Dutch).
English summary at the bottom of this page.

HandShoe Mouse Patent

The HandShoe Mouse is patented all over the world. Here is a link to our US HandShoe Mouse patent (US8098229) and to another US HandShoe Mouse patent US7212191.

Ergonomic Web reviews

The Knack
By Stephanie Dickison - on June 17th 2010
"...It supports your hand, thumb and fingers WHILE THEY ARE IN THE MOST RELAXED POSITION. So instead of a mouse manufacturer deciding where your fingers should go, Hippus decided to rely on science instead. Instead of your fingers and muscles having to move and strain all the time, your hand simply remains in a restful position while you click and drag your way through the day as per usual. The difference in how your hand feels at the end of the day is remarkable....As someone who has carpal tunnel, I can tell you that The Handshoe Mouse has helped to relieve the tremendous pain my right hand - the one I use for my mouse, to write with, to do most everything with...."

Daniweb - IT Discussion Community HandShoe Mouse evaluation
By Davey Winder on May 31st, 2010
"...I opted for the wired model, although a wireless version is available, and installation proved quick and painless on my Windows 7 powered test machine. No special drivers were required and within just a few seconds I was up and running with my arm resting on my desk as the instructions explained, and my hand falling ever so comfortably into place on the HandShoeMouse. The left and right butto ns were where you would expect, and the (non-programmable) scroll wheel equally so..."

the Mac Observer
Quick look review by Nancy Gravley, March 16th 2010
"...I saw this mouse at Macworld Expo and was intrigued? surprised? bewildered? Perhaps all of the above. My first thought was, “but it is so big.” Then I tried it. That is one of the beauties of being at Macworld Expo: You get hands-on experience with products...I was asked to hold my hands out and compare the two middle fingers of each one. The fingers on the hand that I mouse with are bigger than those on the other hand, particularly the knuckles. It was explained to me that this comes from holding those fingers above a regular style mouse, waiting to click buttons. Over a long period of time the fingers begin to show damage from this repetitive activity..."

By Staff, November 12th, 2009
"Finally, a true ergonomic computer mouse, designed by a Dutch medical university and field tested for almost two years has now entered the US market. The proven and patented design of the HandShoeMouse has a special shape which gives your hand a rest instead of repetitive strain. The HandShoeMouse prevents..."

By: Torsten Kieslich, May 9th 2009
"Ein besonders komfortables und gesundes Modell soll die ergonomisch geformte HandshoeMouse sein, die – daher der Name – wie ein Handschuh passen soll. Das Konzept für den kleinen Nager wurde in Zusammenarbeit mit der Universitätsklinik Erasmus in Rotterdam entwickelt und soll Beschwerden im Mausarm vorbeugen. Erhältlich ist die Maus in drei Größen und auch in einer Wireless-Version. "

By: Nathan Marks-Forder and Alan Campbell
"The HandshoeMouse is certainly an unusual product and is in a different league from any other ergonomic mice we’ve seen or used before.
We’ve used many products that claim to be ‘ergonomic’, especially in this category as mice are known to cause blood flow problems in the hand and arm. However, we haven’t seen one quite like this before and it is in a class of its own"

Power 'Book Central
By: Charles W. Moore
"The Hippus HandshoeMouse has now entered the North American market, targeting an estimated 25% of the total work force which may be suffering from RSI symptoms.
The HandshoeMouse is different from conventional computer mice in that there is no need to hold on to, or grip the mouse; your hand, thumb and fingers are supported in the optimal, relaxed position, and there is no friction between the skin of your hand and the desktop"

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