Mouse use is one of the main causes of CANS complaints (Complaints Arm, Neck, Shoulder - formerly RSI). Mouse use is associated with higher muscle tension because the hand is held in a non-neutral position for a long time. Because the mouse is one of the most important input Helping Aids during screen work, we use it a lot and for a long time.
When the hand and arm are relaxed, a position is maintained in which the hand palm is vertical; equal to shaking hands. When we use a standard computer mouse, on the other hand, we keep the hand in a position with the palm down for a long time. By adopting this position day after day for a few hours, there is an overload: the muscles are constantly under tension.
An ergonomic, vertical computer mouse ensures that the hand can adopt a relaxed, neutral position. Due to the shape of the mouse, a vertical mouse by definition ensures a neutral position of your forearm. This reduces the risk of complaints occurring.
An additional advantage is that a vertical mouse indirectly contributes to an upright posture. The position we adopt with our hand when using a standard computer mouse encourages us to either lean forward excessively or sit slumped down (slouching). A vertical position of the arm prevents this from happening.
We have different variants of ergonomic mice: the ErgoProof Vertical mouse and the Manushape Vertical mouse. Both mice are equipped with all basic functions (left click, right-click and scroll wheel). The ErgoProof mouse has a linear design, the Manushape fills the palm. Both mice are available in a wired and wireless version. The ErgoProof Vertical mouse is also available in a left-handed variant.